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  • Title: Oswald Spengler: Lecture I: On Spengler's "Decline of the West"
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    • sense the imponderables of life, the things which are between
    • whether the author (no matter what view of life he may adopt)
    • consider the life of today and do not yield to the delusion
    • spiritual life, one who sees how all that is so working strives
    • deeper into things knows that in the old Indian life, apart
    • want a comparison for what the cultural life of mankind brings
    • life, you will be able to grasp thereby only phenomena of
    • declining, if you apply this method to social life, you
    • whole Occident in its spiritual, political, and social life is
    • recognized as a necessary impulse only for the life of
    • politics and rights and the state, from which the economic life
    • and the cultural life must be dissociated. It is distorted into
    • cultural life cannot thrive if it takes its directions from the
    • political life. It is always entangled in prejudice thereby.
    • And selflessness cannot thrive if the economic life
    • creeps into the political life, because then self-interest is
    • necessarily introduced. If the associative life, which
    • — the science of initiation. In external life
    • economic life and the perverted instincts which reject
    • spiritual life. People are much too lazy to draw something up
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  • Title: Oswald Spengler: Lecture II: Oswald Spengler - I
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    • today to lifeless, inorganic, mineral nature. Perhaps some of
    • grasp by means of it only lifeless, inorganic nature; but that,
    • thinking, as it holds sway in lifeless nature, can later rise
    • cultural life is to observe what it is that the power of
    • we construct external, lifeless, inorganic sequences, all of
    • start to deal with plant-life, this kind of thinking,
    • of his soul-life which makes him free. I showed that, because
    • spiritual life.
    • earth's crust, where the life-force of thousands of years lies
    • individual a hundredfold. Human life becomes precious for
    • animal and plant world — but that merely touches life and
    • closely related to the evolution of the mechanical life
    • life of the animal.
    • surrounding world. It is now life in a closed,
    • life moves on.” And now comes a great sentence: “A
    • adjunct to the whole human life, that deeds originate in the
    • “That we not only live, but know about life, is the
    • But the animal knows only life, not death.”
    • distance. Anyone who can observe life will find that this
    • life-observation. And Oswald Spengler, who is a brilliant man
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  • Title: Oswald Spengler: Lecture III: Oswald Spengler - II
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    • instinctive life-impulses are the deciding factors. So that
    • with him thinking really floats above life, as something
    • are people who ponder on life, from who's pondering however
    • nothing can flow into life. Life is already there when thinkers
    • instinctive life, and from the point of view thus provided he
    • gradually become slaves of the mechanistic life; but he fails
    • within this mechanistic life — that is, technical science
    • content for their spirit-soul life, they were unable to feel
    • spiritual content in his soul-life was Friedrich
    • life. In most recent times there has been much which has
    • social life. If you look around among people of our time who
    • with great expectations regarding the earth-life.
    • all for the purpose of laying hold on life in any way.
    • consideration of the spiritual life, is precisely what
    • important thing is that this spiritual life, this substantial
    • spiritual life, shall be taken seriously, entirely seriously,
    • life, and most of all into the life of cognition, into the
    • whole conduct of life, into everything to which human life is
    • in all spheres of life: to be truly awake.
  • Title: Oswald Spengler: Article I: Spengler's "Perspectives of World History"
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    • glance at the sleeping plant-life to which we are
    • transformed economic life from the foundations up. Till then
    • the machine, human life becomes, precious ... The entire
    • life-units have by sheer force of their intellect made the
    • directed toward the sleeping life of the plant?
    • was it looking at lifeless nature. Ever since man approached
    • lifeless nature man sees in complete clarity all that he needs
    • as in the case of the pictures of lifeless nature. Goethe felt
    • cognize the living as thoroughly as the lifeless only if we
    • lifeless, men saw for the first time what knowledge could
    • of the lifeless to the experiencing of the true human essence
    • His ideas were permeated with life, but they were not clear.
    • The pictures of the lifeless world are clear. In
    • the lifeless, but inner experiences as well. Pictures can cause
    • has trained himself to experience lifeless nature, then he
    • developed this mathematical picture-thinking in the lifeless is
    • on the contrary it retreats into the twilight in which life
    • appears when we look at it as men looked at the lifeless in the
  • Title: Oswald Spengler: Article II: The Flight From Thinking
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    • Spengler speaks of the sleeping plant-life and uses
    • life goes on. A plant knows only the relation to the When and
    • develops an inner life. But this is torn away from cosmic
    • life of men, the plant-like element continues to work. It rules
    • “Thinking gives itself much too high a rank in life
    • far from a being whose whole life consists in
    • places it into life-connections. And Spengler never once
    • inserts thinking into life: he places it beside life. He
    • thinking. In this form it is reflection on life, not a force of
    • life itself. Of this thinking one may say that what works
    • formatively in life comes out of the sleeping plant-element in
    • that “The real life, history, knows only facts.
    • Life-experience and human knowledge address themselves
    • of human life. It was preceded by a picture-thinking, which was
    • human life, but it is the creator of all the early stages in
    • be awakened to life. It has lost the picture-quality which it
    • to life. Abstract thinking makes the cognizing man a mere
    • spectator of life. This spectator-standpoint shows itself
    • how, with this thinking, he stands outside of life. But life is
    • man do in life with this thinking? But this points us to the
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  • Title: Oswald Spengler: Article III: Spengler's Physiognomic View of History
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    • life. Historical contemplation, which I call
    • Christianity, emerged from the womb of oriental life, is
  • Title: Oswald Spengler: Article IV: Spengler's Spirit-Deserted History
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    • life of the state first evolves. This is because it lies
    • life finds the active nobility, which spends itself
    • ceases and the outer side of historical life becomes more
    • drew generation after generation under the spell of a new life,

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