Spengler's historical pessimism and the tragedy of our age

  title={Spengler's historical pessimism and the tragedy of our age},
  author={John Farrenkopf},
  journal={Theory and Society},

Historical consciousness and its transformations in modern society: changes in the value orientations in modern philosophy of history

The purpose of our research is to determine the main trends in the development of historical consciousness in a crisis society and environment. Our hypothesis is an attempt to systematically analyze

The Nexus of Social Progress and Economic Inequality: Implications for the Grand Challenges for Social Work

ABSTRACT In its extended history, social progress has become a metanarrative of the western world, one that has been both extolled and more recently pervasively dismissed. This review examines this

The longue durée of Spengler’s thesis of the decline of the West

Spengler’s The Decline of the West was a major publishing success in Weimar Germany. The study presents the end of Western civilization as an inevitable process of birth, maturity and death.

The Spengler Connection: Total Critiques of Reason After the Great War

This chapter examines the influences that Oswald Spengler’s opus The Decline of the West had on contemporary philosophy. It describes affinities and similarities between that work and the historical

From human science to biology

Scholars have paid great attention to the neo-Darwinism of Ronald Fisher. He was one of the founding fathers of the modern synthesis and, not surprisingly, his writings and life have been widely

Imagining Asia in India: Nationalism and Internationalism (ca. 1905–1940)

Asianisms, that is, discourses and ideologies claiming that Asia can be defined and understood as a homogenous space with shared and clearly defined characteristics, have become the subject of

Heidegger's Essentialist Responses to the Challenge of Technology

  • David Tabachnick
  • Philosophy
    Canadian Journal of Political Science
  • 2007
Abstract. This paper is an effort to defend Heidegger's essentialist philosophy of technology against the charge of determinism. Rather than merely accepting its all-encompassing power, Heidegger