The Resource Prophet of decline : Spengler on world history and politics, John Farrenkopf

Prophet of decline : Spengler on world history and politics, John Farrenkopf

Label
Prophet of decline : Spengler on world history and politics
Title
Prophet of decline
Title remainder
Spengler on world history and politics
Statement of responsibility
John Farrenkopf
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Oswald Spengler (1880-1936) is best known for The Decline of the West, in which he propounded his pathbreaking philosophy of world history and penetrating diagnosis of the crisis of modernity." "In Prophet of Decline, John Farrenkopf takes advantage of the perspective the new millennium provides to reassess this visionary thinker and his challenging ideas on history, politics, and modern civilization. Farenkopf's assessment ranges widely, covering Spengler's ideas on democracy, capitalism, science and technology, cities, Western art, social change, and human exploitation of the environment. He also illuminates the implications of Spengler's thought for contemplating from a fresh view-point the future of the United States, the leading power of the West."
  • "Farrenkopf proves that the conventional picture of Spengler as a consistently antidemocratic thinker is not only simplistic, but erroneous. Drawing upon Spengler's private papers, he advances a bold new interpretation of the evolution of Spengler's political thought, uncovering an early phase, in the years before Germany's traumatic defeat in World War I during which Spengler was a conservative advocate of the quasi-democratization of the Second Reich. He examines Spengler's relationship to German historicism, his place in the German traditions of cultural pessimism and Realpolitik, and his critical stance toward Nazism."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farrenkopf, John
Index
index present
LC call number
CB19
LC item number
.F32 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spengler, Oswald
  • Spengler, Oswald
  • Spengler, Oswald
  • Spengler, Oswald
  • History
  • Civilization
  • Historians
  • Civilization
  • Historians
  • History
  • Wereldgeschiedenis
  • Internationale politiek
  • Geschiedfilosofie
  • Politische Philosophie
  • Germany
Label
Prophet of decline : Spengler on world history and politics, John Farrenkopf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • The Decline of the West: Diverse Intellectual Sources and Influences
  • 5.
  • The Decline of the West: A Controversy Without End
  • 6.
  • The Transformation of Spengler's Political Philosophy
  • 7.
  • Spengler, the Neo-Rankeans, and the Pan-Germans
  • 8.
  • Prussianism and Socialism and the Faustian Imperium Mundi
  • Foreword
  • 9.
  • Spengler's Political Phase in the Twenties
  • 10.
  • Man and Technics: A Reassessment
  • 11.
  • The Transformation of Spengler's Philosophy of World History
  • 12.
  • Spengler and the Approaching Second World War
  • Conclusion: Spengler and Political Realism
  • Kenneth W. Thompson
  • 1.
  • Heraclitus, the "Dark One"
  • 2.
  • The Decline of the West
  • 3.
  • The Decline of the West: Spengler and the German Tradition of Historicism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780807126530
Lccn
00054965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45661486
  • (OCoLC)ocm45661486
Label
Prophet of decline : Spengler on world history and politics, John Farrenkopf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • The Decline of the West: Diverse Intellectual Sources and Influences
  • 5.
  • The Decline of the West: A Controversy Without End
  • 6.
  • The Transformation of Spengler's Political Philosophy
  • 7.
  • Spengler, the Neo-Rankeans, and the Pan-Germans
  • 8.
  • Prussianism and Socialism and the Faustian Imperium Mundi
  • Foreword
  • 9.
  • Spengler's Political Phase in the Twenties
  • 10.
  • Man and Technics: A Reassessment
  • 11.
  • The Transformation of Spengler's Philosophy of World History
  • 12.
  • Spengler and the Approaching Second World War
  • Conclusion: Spengler and Political Realism
  • Kenneth W. Thompson
  • 1.
  • Heraclitus, the "Dark One"
  • 2.
  • The Decline of the West
  • 3.
  • The Decline of the West: Spengler and the German Tradition of Historicism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780807126530
Lccn
00054965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45661486
  • (OCoLC)ocm45661486

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