Philip Atkinson

Author (b 1947), Inter­net pub­lish­er, philoso­pher with Spen­g­ler­ian ideas. [bio]

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Began to pub­lish etexts of var­i­ous clas­si­cal (most­ly 18th cen­tu­ry) works, espe­cial­ly arti­cles and excerpts includ­ing “How to write plain Eng­lish” by the Fowler broth­ers. [more]

A Study Of Our Decline

Book con­cern­ing the decline of West­ern civ­i­liza­tion. Pub­lished online.
“An expla­na­tion of civil­i­sa­tion inspired by obser­va­tion of Aus­tralians in the late twen­ti­eth and ear­ly twen­ty-first cen­tu­ry.”


The book, or “study,” takes the form of many short chap­ters that func­tion as online arti­cles. Some exam­ples:

What Is Declin­ing When A Civ­i­liza­tion Declines?

How To Live In A Declin­ing Civil­i­sa­tion”: a col­lec­tion of tips and advice.

The New Sci­ence Of Phi­los­o­phy

How Can A Declin­ing Civ­i­liza­tion Be Saved?

Atkin­son has pub­lished a short online san­i­ty test.

First published on March 3rd, 2009 at 3:48 pm (EST) and last modified on March 3rd, 2009 at 3:52 pm (EST).

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