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I have this writing assignment from my history class, but most of the sites on the internet are vague.. Could anyone just simplify his theory for me regarding the rise and fall of civilizations?

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Apply the theoretical model of Oswald Spengler to roman and American circumstances what was his theory concerning the rise and fall of civilizations? What metaphors did he utilize to illustrate his theory? The body of the paper should include compare/ contrast analysis from lectures, readings, or outside research.

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TrooperBeast00 said:
I have this writing assignment from my history class, but most of the sites on the internet are vague.. Could anyone just simplify his theory for me regarding the rise and fall of civilizations?

Assignment...

Apply the theoretical model of Oswald Spengler to roman and American circumstances what was his theory concerning the rise and fall of civilizations? What metaphors did he utilize to illustrate his theory? The body of the paper should include compare/ contrast analysis from lectures, readings, or outside research.
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Dude...easy
here you go this should get you an A+

So from Bansil on Planetisuzoo............
Man screws up,then they kill each other and burn down the villages.....more people move in to scavenge.....rebuild village......Man screws up,then they kill each other and burn down the villages.....more people move in to scavenge.....rebuild village......Man screws up,then they kill each other and burn down the villages.....more people move in to scavenge.....rebuild village......Man screws up,then they kill each other and burn down the villages.....more people move in to scavenge.....rebuild village......Man screws up,then they kill each other and burn down the villages.....more people move in to scavenge.....rebuild village......yes it's a vicsious cycle....but remember man was caveman

see easy,you can keep repeating until paperis done :mrgreen:
 

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haha thanks guys... my major is Human Resource management I'm finishing up school now had History as an elective I needed to fill
 

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So did I get the answer right?
'cause I have no idea who Oswald Spengler is :mrgreen:
 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Decline_of_the_West

I would say we are in the winter or damn near.

Winter: Coming fissure in the world-urban civilization. Exhaustion of mental organization strength. Irreligiousness rises.

Religion: Materialism: Cults of science, utility, and luck. Ethical-social ideals: philosophy without mathematics, skepticism. The last mathematical thinkers. Decline of abstract thinkers, and the rise of specialized academic philosophy. Spread of the last ideas.
Art: End of symbolic art. All art becomes meaningless subjects of fashion.
Politics: Democracy, the rule of the rich, followed by caesarism and bureaucracy.
1. Coming fissure in the world-urban civilization

A fissure is a split. We are politically divided, about 50-50 and it is mostly urban versus rural.

2. Exhaustion of mental organization strength

Sometimes also called information overload

3. Irreligiousness rises

That should be quite obvious. :roll:

4. Cults of science, utility and luck

L. Ron Hubbard anyone? Not sure about utility but whether playing scratch tickets or going to casinos counts, it sure is involved with luck. Look at the rise of casino gambling and the popularity of scratch tickets.

4. Ethical-social ideals

Yes we can!

6. skepticism

Conspiracy theory.. yeppers. 8) We've got bunches.

Not sure about the art though or the rise of academic philosophy. The wiki left out a biggie, not sure if he did or not: Borrowing itself into bankruptcy. When a $14 trillion credit line is just not enough...

Hope this at least gives food for thought. This of course assumes that he's right. Maybe we'll win the lottery and pay off that $14 trillion...

:?
 
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