Quotes by Jose Ortega y Gasset

About Jose Ortega y Gasset:

José Ortega y Gasset was a Spanish liberal philosopher and essayist working during the first half of the 20th century while Spain oscillated between monarchy, republicanism and dictatorship. His philosophy has been characterized as a "philosophy of life" which "comprised a long-hidden beginning in a pragmatist metaphysics inspired by William James, and with a general method from a realist phenomenology imitating Edmund Husserl, which served both his proto-existentialism (prior to Martin Heidegger's) and his realist historicism which has been compared to both Wilhelm Dilthey and Benedetto Croce."

Author Bio

  • NameJose Ortega y Gasset
  • DescriptionSpanish liberal philosopher and essayist
  • BornMay 9, 1883
  • DiedOctober 18, 1955
  • CountrySpain
  • ProfessionPhilosopher; Educationist; Writer