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What is Knowledge?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

What is Knowledge?

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-02-01
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

Appearing in English for the first time, this book comprises two of Ortega’s most important works, ¿Qué es conocimiento? and the essay “Ideas y creencias.” This is Ortega’s attempt to systematically present the foundations of his metaphysics of human life and, on that basis, to provide a radical philosophical account of knowledge. In so doing, he criticizes idealism and overcomes it. Accordingly, this book goes well beyond a treatise on epistemology; in fact, as understood in modern philosophy, this discipline and its questions are shown to be derivative and, in that sense, they are transcended here by Ortega’s systematic effort. Written during the time of his maturity, these works are representative of his fruitful and radical period. Both ¿Qué es conocimiento? and “Ideas y creencias” are equally decisive not only for the understanding and radical completion of Ortega’s work, but also for their relevance to the work of continental philosophers during the same period and for years to come (e.g., Husserl, Jaspers, Heidegger, Sartre, and others).

Meditations on Hunting
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 140

Meditations on Hunting

This is the classic treatise on hunting, written by Spain's leading philosopher of the 20th century. Reprinted with permission from Scribner, this edition features handsome new illustrations. The author explains the reason why humans hunt, as well as the ethics of hunting.

The Origin of Philosophy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 125

The Origin of Philosophy

"This concise, elegant essay on the roots and historical justification of philosophy marks a decisive step in posing the problem of what philosophy is. With consummate clarity and the charisma that distinguished him as a lecturer, Jos Ortega y Gasset re-creates ""that moment when Parmenides began talking about something exceptionally strange, which he called 'being.'"" How and why, he asks, did such a surprising adventure come about?Considering the human qualities that prompt a curiosity about existence and eternity, Ortega examines philosophy's etymology, its connection to poetry, and its differentiation from religion and other modes of thought. He lucidly delineates radical differences of ...

Man and People
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Man and People

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Man and Crisis
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 217

Man and Crisis

Examining selected periods of history, the Spanish philosopher examines the nature and reactions of man during turbulent periods

What is Philosophy?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 252

What is Philosophy?

A work powerful and pervading in its implications not only for metaphysics but also for art, political science, and the philosophy of history.

Toward a Philosophy of History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 273

Toward a Philosophy of History

This farsighted, humanizing volume celebrates ""the supreme art of living"" and the creative potential of exuberance and delight to spur developments in every realm, from biology to technology to politics.Claiming that ""we are given no escape from last questions,"" the esteemed Spanish thinker and teacher Jos Ortega y Gasset identifies two kinds of activity serving human advancement: on the one hand, a vital, creative profligacy that generates multiple possibilities; on the other, a utilitarian mechanization that trims this excess back to everyday use and habit. In this dialectic, Ortega locates the origin of the state as well as of evolution, which he describes as ""a consequence of innume...

An Introduction to the Politics and Philosophy of José Ortega Y Gasset
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 204

An Introduction to the Politics and Philosophy of José Ortega Y Gasset

This book provides a general survey of the life and work of the Spanish philosopher and essayist Ortega y Gasset (1183-1955), author of the widely read The Revolt of the Masses. Dr Dobson divides his study into sections devoted to Ortega's political thinking and to his philosophy, rooting these in the context of contemporary Spain and discussing the wider implications of their influence. He examines Ortega's position with regard to the Civil War, his ambivalent espousal of socialism, his emphasis on the importance of the select individual in the modernisation of society and creation of a nació vital; the appropriation of his ideas by Primo de Rivera in the cause of fascism. This book is intended to be accessible to both Hispanists and general readers with an interest in literature, history, intellectual and political thought and philosophy.

José Ortega y Gasset
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 176

José Ortega y Gasset

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1982
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  • Publisher: Twayne Pub

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The Revolt of the Masses
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

The Revolt of the Masses

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1985
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Social upheaval in early 20th-century Europe is the historical setting for this seminal study by the Spanish philosopher, Jose Ortega y Gasset. Continuously in print since 1932, Ortega's vision of Western culture as sinking to its lowest common denominator and drifting toward chaos brought its author international fame and has remained one of the influential books of the 20th century.