The historical system of Jose Ortega y Gasset : an interpretive exposition

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dc.contributor.advisor Wires, Richard en_US Vazquez, Juan B. en_US 2011-06-03T19:33:08Z 2011-06-03T19:33:08Z 1981 en_US 1981
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1981 .V39 en_US
dc.description.abstract Jose Ortega y Gasset created a systematic philosophy of history, the importance and relevance of which this thesis attempts to establish. The study begins with a survey of Ortega's life and works. Then it presents the basic concepts of his philosophical and sociological thought in order to place his historical work in the proper perspective. The aim is not the reconstruction of Ortega's philosophical system, a project which would take too much time and space, and one which is beyond the intent of this inquiry; the aim is instead to present the part of that system that deals with "history" in the Ortegan sense. The study presents Ortega's idea of history as a systematic reality that can be approached in a rational way. It also presents his theory of historical change by means of the mass-minority polarization within each generation, the attempt by Ortega to use such a theory as a method of historical research, and finally, what Ortega called "the crisis of the twentieth century."The study closes with a critical assessment of Ortega's work, pointing out how other thinkers might have influenced him, and looking into the relevance of his historical work from the point of view of the philosophy of history in the twentieth century. en_US
dc.format.extent 2, iii, 148 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.other Ortega y Gasset, Jose, 1883-1955 -- Criticism and interpretation. en_US
dc.title The historical system of Jose Ortega y Gasset : an interpretive exposition en_US Thesis (M.A.)--Ball State University, 1981. en_US
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    Master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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