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Spengler, Oswald

Line breaks: Os¦wald Spen|gler
Pronunciation: /ˈspɛŋɡlə
 
, ˈʃpɛŋlɐ/

Definition of Spengler, Oswald in English:

( 1880–1936), German philosopher. In his book The Decline of the West (1918–22) he argues that civilizations undergo a seasonal cycle of a thousand years and are subject to growth and decay analogous to biological species.

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