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Freedom and Circumstance: Philosophy in Ortega y Gasset Oswald Sobrino

Freedom and Circumstance: Philosophy in Ortega y Gasset

Oswald Sobrino

Published December 22nd 2011
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Kindle Edition
50 pages
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This short book provides an introduction to the writings of philosopher José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955), by looking closely at his work entitled What is Philosophy? which redefines philosophy for a new era. The author Oswald Sobrino providesMoreThis short book provides an introduction to the writings of philosopher José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955), by looking closely at his work entitled What is Philosophy? which redefines philosophy for a new era. The author Oswald Sobrino provides original translations from the beautifully written Spanish used by Ortega and provides commentary that guides you, step-by-step, through Ortegas dramatic and vital redefinition of philosophy. This book will hopefully be the first in a series commenting on Ortegas very readable and well-written works.For Ortega, the radical reality that philosophy addresses is our life together with the world around us, with our circumstance. Hence, Ortegas famous dictum that I am I and my circumstance. Ortega, with literary flair, paints a picture of the drama and urgency of the life of each one of us facing the challenges of our own particular circumstances and a picture of how freedom and decisive responsibility oriented to the future are crucial to our very existence.Author Oswald Sobrino holds an M.A. in Theology, an M.A. in Economics, and a Juris Doctor degree. He is fluent in Spanish and teaches biblical studies and Latin. In the past, he has also taught economics. Philosophy was one of his undergraduate majors--and his favorite. Madrid, Spain, the home of José Ortega y Gasset, is his favorite city. Like Ortega, he received a Jesuit education.