Per la prima volta in ebook un classico della filosofia del '900 È difficile trovare, nell’Europa degli anni Venti, un’opera storica o filosofica che abbia avuto il peso e l’influenza culturale del Tramonto dell’Occidente. Immensa costruzione ideologica e mitologica, in cui una grande congerie di dati è ordinata in modo da costituire una struttura ciclica della storia, l’opera di Spengler ebbe una ricezione imprevedibilmente ampia; e il suo autore, da sconosciuto professore di provincia tedesco, divenne quello che si potrebbe dire «un filosofo di successo». Ma la portata del libro era in realtà così rilevante da assicurargli una vita duratura e da renderlo oggetto di analisi e di riflessioni in epoche e temperie culturali e politiche ben lontane ormai dal periodo che l’aveva prodotto. Il tramonto dell’Occidente può essere letto come una tradizionale reazione allo spirito dell’Illuminismo, e proprio a questa interpretazione deve il suo grande successo.
- ISBN: 8830425583
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 1522
Liked this book so much I quit drinking for a month
All genuine historical work is philosophy, unless it is mere ant-industry. Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is one of my favorite books, not only because it is written so beautifully, but because of the spectacle of decline —of a great empire slowly and inevitably crumbling. The scene Leggi tutto
It has to be stated up front that I read TDOTW in its abridged format—and while Werner and Helps did as well as they could have under their space restrictions, this book is still a stunted patchwork of Herr Spengler's full-form thought. I've been referencing my unabridged PDF copy alongside this han Leggi tutto
Oswald Spengler’s The Decline of the West was a huge international bestseller after the First World War for reasons that will become obvious, and for reasons that may be just as much so, Spengler considered his theories prophetic and completely justified given that he started this book in 1911 befor Leggi tutto
The Decline of the West is as much a chemical phenomenon as it is cultural, social, etc. Archons have engineered civilizations to prioritize the stimulation of dopaminergic circuits over its counterpart, serotonin. That is, the economy of differentials which explodes into human life after basic surv Leggi tutto
This is truly an awful book. It has an overriding incoherent theory of a ‘morphology’ on history and the author’s frustrations against democracy, and it has a sympathy for Nationalism while fascism flows throughout the second volume (yes, I read both volumes I and II). First, the author is not reall Leggi tutto
It's not often you come across a perfectly internally consistent and well-argued sociological theory-of-everything, often dipping into several other academic disciplines from art history over scientific theory to theology, that also happens to offend more or less every single currently popular ideol Leggi tutto
Spengler is officially my second favourite mainstream philosopher, after only Nietzsche. Spengler, rather like Nietzsche, wrote like a poet and with the profundity of a sage. Nearly every single page filled me with intellectual ecstasy. There is not a single topic under the sun that Spengler does no Leggi tutto
ok, this is epic.
It took me about a year, but I finally finished reading the complete, unabridged version of Oswald Spengler's Decline of the West. This is an awe-inspiring book that presents an epic yet tragic view of the rise and inevitable fall of the world's great civilizations. As the title suggests, its main f Leggi tutto
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