The philosophy of Ortega y Gasset reevaluated

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The present text surveys and reevaluates the meaning and scope of Ortega y Gasset's philosophy. The chapters reveal the most important aspects of his history such as the Neokantian training he went thru in Germany as well as his discovery of Husserl's phenomenology around 1912. The work also covers his original contributions to philosophy namely vital and historical reason - and the cultural and educational mission he proposed to achieve. The Spanish - and to a certain extent the European - circumstance was the milieu from which his work emerged but this does not limit Ortega's scope. Rather, he believed that universal truths can only emerge from the particulars in which they are embedded. The publication in 2010 of a critical edition of his Complete Works opened worldwide access for many unpublished manuscripts, and some of his lectures. There is renewed interest among students and researchers in Ortega and this book uniquely delivers scholarship on his content in English.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages173
ISBN (Electronic)9783030792497
ISBN (Print)9783030792480
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sept 2021


  • Circumstance and philosophy
  • Historical Reason
  • Idealism and historicism
  • Ortega y gasset books
  • Phenomenology and ortega y gasset
  • Philosophy and 1968
  • Spanish Philosophy
  • Spanish philosophy of culture
  • Vital Reason


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