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Jose Ortega y Gasset
Source/Notes:
The Revolt of the Masses (1929), Chap. VIII
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Source/Notes:
"In Search of Goethe," Partisan Review, December 1949


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Born: May 9, 1883

Died: October 18, 1955 (aged 72)

Nationality: Spanish

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: 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. He was, along with Nietzsche, a proponent of the idea of perspectivism, which was pioneered in European thought by Immanuel Kant.

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