By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Ortega y Gasset

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This fine philosophical resource on the internet has just published (June 7, 2011) an article on someone who is, in my view, one of the most intriguing and absorbing philosophers of the 20th century--Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955), a philosopher born in Madrid, Spain.

See link to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP).


There is also a fine SEP article on another Madrid-born contemporary of Ortega, the Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana (1863-1952), who gave us a very famous quote : "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" ( Life of Reason I).  

Here is another favorite of mine from Santayana: "Fanaticism consists in redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim."