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Gregory Morgan Swer
University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Spengler’s work is typically represented as speculative philosophy of history. However, I argue that there is good reason to consider much of his thought as preoccupied with existential and phenomenological questions about the nature and ends of human existence, rather than with history per se. In this paper I consider Spengler’s work in comparison with Heidegger’s history of Being and analysis of technological modernity. I argue that Spengler’s considerable proximity to much of Heidegger’s thought compels us to reconsider the nature and scope of Spengler’s philosophical project.
Keywords Oswald Spengler  Martin Heidegger  Phenomenology  Philosophy of Technology
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DOI 10.1080/20797222.2019.1641915
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