Man and Technics
Man and Technology: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life is a short book by Oswald Spengler discussing a critique of technology and industrialism. It was published as Der Mensch und die Technik in Munich in 1931.
The principle idea in this work is that many of the Western world's great achievements may soon become spectacles for our descendants to marvel at, as we do with the pyramids of Egypt or the baths of Rome. He especially pointed to the tendency of Western technology to spread to hostile "Colored races" which would then use the weapons against the West. In Spengler's mind, our culture will be destroyed from within by materialism, and destroyed by others through economic competition and warfare.
- The twelfth and final part of the book
- The New York Review of Books review by H. Stuart Hughes (requires subscription)
- Full text on archive.org
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