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

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Jos? 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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Overview

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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"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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557788405
  • Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

Preface: Ortega y Gasset’s Vital Philosophical Innovation
Introduction
Chronology
CHAPTER ONE
  Part I The Neo-Kantian Background of Ortega’s Thought
  Part II The Dialectic of Experience: "Adam in Paradise"
  Part III Ortega’s Thought: Idealism or Ratio-Vitalism?
  Part IV Life as Radical Reality
CHAPTER TWO
  Part I The Discovery of Interiority
  Part II The Objective World as My Circumstance
  Part III "Yo Soy Yo y Mis Circumstancias" (I am I and My Circumstances)
CHAPTER THREE
  Part I Ideas y Creencias (Ideas and Beliefs)
  Part II Convictions: The Core of the Lived-Experience
  Part III The Affirmation of the Life-World
    To Live or to Exist?
    Truth and the Anthropic Principle
    The Physical Sciences and the Terrorism of the Laboratory: Subjectivity and Philosophical Knowledge
CHAPTER FOUR
  Part I Vital Reason (Historical Reason)
  Part II Alteración (Inauthenticity)
  Part III Ensimismamiento (Authenticity)
CHAPTER FIVE Ortega’s Philosophy of History
  Part I The Structure of the Social World
  Part II History as Individual Lived Experience: Inter-Individuality Theory
CHAPTER SIX The Revolt of the Masses and the Nature of Mass Culture
CHAPTER SEVEN Contemplative Parallels: The Metaphysical Proximity of Valery’s "Conscious Calculation" To Ortega’s "Biographical Life"
CHAPTER EIGHT Concluding Remarks Concerning Life-as-Radical-Reality
  Part I The Existential Posture: Ortega’s Philosophical Proximity To Sartre
  Part II The Question of Solipsism and Perspective: Biographical Life as Dialectical Reality
  Part III Contemplation of Existence in Terms of Interiority
  Part IV Biographical Being (Metaphysical Sentiment) vs. Biological Existence (Naturalism)
Notes
Glossary of Ortega’s Terminology
Bibliography
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