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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, 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

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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.

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"Unfortunately neglected in recent years, the Spanish philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset made important contributions to existentialism, political thought, and cultural analysis throughout the mid-twentieth century. In this skillful study of Ortega's work, Pedro Blas Gonzalez provides an important service by focusing fresh attention on a thinker and a philosophy that remain penetrating and timely." —John K. Roth, Sexton Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College
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"Ortega can rest easier now; his legacy lives vibrantly in the work of Pedro Blas Gonzalez."
Claremont McKenna College - John K. Roth
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557788405
Publisher:
Paragon House Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.47(d)

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"It is very important that Ortega’s work be reintroduced to a new generation. His work is very appropriate to an understanding of life today when more than ever before human life seems to be increasingly lived with a devastating negation of the subjective."
John K. Roth
"Unfortunately neglected in recent years, the Spanish philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset made important contributions to existentialism, political thought, and cultural analysis throughout the mid-twentieth century. In this skillful study of Ortega's work, Pedro Blas Gonzalez provides an important service by focusing fresh attention on a thinker and a philosophy that remain penetrating and timely."
Sexton Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College

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Pedro Blas Gonzalez teaches Spanish-American philosophy and the philosophy of Ortega Y Gasset at Barry University in Miami.

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