TITLE

The transformation of Spengler's philosophy of world history

AUTHOR(S)
Farrenkopf, J.
PUB. DATE
July 1991
SOURCE
Journal of the History of Ideas;Jul-Sep91, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p463
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines how Oswald Spengler, one of the most famous philosophers of history in the twentieth century, profoundly changed his ideas on world history after publishing his major work, `The Decline of the West.' As the Weimar Republic entered into ashort-term period of stability, Spengler abandoned his political ambitions and intrigues and reaffirmed the comparatively passive vocation of `Privatgelehrter.' Spengler's successor, Arnold Toynbee; More.
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9201130246

 

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