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Ortega y Gasset and the Origin of Philosophy

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dialectics / existentialism / Hegel / Origin of Philosophy / Ortega y Gasset / self-eternalization

The Origin of Philosophy, tr. Tony Talbot, U of Illinois P, Chicago 2000, 1967, 1943. Ortega starts by saying that elegance would be a better term for ethics; since ethics is the “science of what has to be done,” and the elegant man is the best example of the practitioner of this science (14). It seems that Ortega’s goal in this book is to render Hegelian dialectics as elegant as possible by crossbreeding it with […]