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Man and Crisis : Norton Library (Paperback) - Jose Ortega y Gasset

Man and Crisis

Norton Library (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 1st April 1962
ISBN: 9780393001211
Number Of Pages: 224

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"A worthy companion of the author's The Revolt of the Masses. Both books are marked by the brilliance, originality, and depth of the author's interpretation of the crisis of our age and of the basic historical processes." -Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

Starting with Galileo and his effect on history, Ortega y Gasset, acclaimed as the greatest intellectual force in modern Spain and one of the outstanding minds of our century, traces the transition in man's philosophy and reasoning, going further back to the change from paganism to Christianity and from the Greeks to the present. The present here is a period of disorientation rather than desperation. Wandering easily back and forth, his approach, as once described by himself, is that of "marching seven times 'round the walls of Jericho", and is effected to orient the reader to the present by a review of the past, believing that all movements characteristic of this moment are extreme and historically false and headed for failure since all extremism inevitably fails. The ending is abrupt - without conclusions - but this work should rank, for the layman, among the best of his efforts; for the philosopher and historian it should have its special importance. ??A posthumous work from the 1940's (the author died in 1955), this, in content, precedes the previous Man and People (1957) and is translated by Mildred Adams. (Kirkus Reviews)

ISBN: 9780393001211
ISBN-10: 0393001210
Series: Norton Library (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st April 1962
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.23

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