Appearing in English for the first time, this book comprises two of Ortega's most important works, 'Que es cocimiento? and the essay Ideas y creencias. This is Ortega's attempt to systematically present the foundations of his metaphysics of human life and, on that basis, to provide a radical philosophical account of kwledge. In so doing, he criticizes idealism and overcomes it. Accordingly, this book goes well beyond a treatise on epistemology; in fact, as understood in modern philosophy, this discipline and its questions are shown to be derivative and, in that sense, they are transcended here by Ortega's systematic effort. Written during the time of his maturity, these works are representative of his fruitful and radical period. Both 'Que es cocimiento? and Ideas y creencias are equally decisive t only for the understanding and radical completion of Ortega's work, but also for their relevance to the work of continental philosophers during the same period and for years to come (e.g., Husserl, Jaspers, Heidegger, Sartre, and others).
Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955), Spanish essayist and philosopher, remains one of the most famous Spanish philosophers of the last century. Jorge Garcia-Gomez is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Long Island University and has translated several books, including Antonio Rodriguez Huescar's Jose Ortega y Gasset's Metaphysical Innovation: A Critique and Overcoming of Idealism, also published by SUNY Press, and Jose Ortega y Gasset's Psychological Investigations.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
State University of New York Press
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SUNY Series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture