Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler

"Decline of the West" is a comprehensive historical and philosophical work that explores the rise and fall of civilizations. The author argues that every civilization has a life cycle, from birth to maturity and finally to decline. He suggests Western civilization is in its final stage of decline, comparing it to the end phases of the Greco-Roman civilization. The book also introduces the concept of 'pseudomorphosis', where a civilization is so deeply influenced by a previous culture that it suppresses its own authentic culture.

The 1649th greatest book of all time


Published
1918
Nationality
German
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
290,000
Original Language
German

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