Human Existence as Radical Reality: Ortega Y Gasset's Philosophy of Subjectivity

Human Existence as Radical Reality: Ortega Y Gasset's Philosophy of Subjectivity

by Pedro Blas Gonzalez
     
 

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José Ortega y Gasset, (1883-1955), Spanish writer, philosopher and revolutionary was noted for his humanistic criticism of modern civilization. His best known work, The Revolt of the Masses earned him an international reputation. In it, he decried the destructive influence of the mass-minded, and therefore mediocre, people, who, if not directed by the… See more details below

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José Ortega y Gasset, (1883-1955), Spanish writer, philosopher and revolutionary was noted for his humanistic criticism of modern civilization. His best known work, The Revolt of the Masses earned him an international reputation. In it, he decried the destructive influence of the mass-minded, and therefore mediocre, people, who, if not directed by the intellectually and morally superior minority, encourage the rise of fascism and totalitarianism. In an age of consumerism and the influence of corporations and interest groups on government policies, Ortega's thoughts on human subjectivity speak to our present human condition.

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José Ortega y Gasset, (1883-1955), Spanish writer, philosopher and revolutionary was noted for his humanistic criticism of modern civilization. His best known work, The Revolt of the Masses earned him an international reputation. In it, he decried the destructive influence of the mass-minded, and therefore mediocre, people, who, if not directed by the intellectually and morally superior minority, encourage the rise of fascism and totalitarianism. In an age of consumerism and the influence

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ISBN-13:
2940013463516
Publisher:
Paragon House Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/2011
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