Jose Ortega

Jose Ortega y Gasset In philosophy, Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955), commonly referred to as “Ortega” (paternal name), or “Ortega y Gasset” (paternal and maternal names), per Spanish naming customs, was a Spanish philosopher noted for some type of realist historicism, based on a mixture of perspectivism, pragmatism, vitalism, and existentialism.

Social newton?
Ortega, curiously, is listed in Johan Hendrik Jacob Van Der Pot’s seeming 1985 social Newton listing, between Vilfredo Pareto and Bertrand Russell. [4]

Goethe
In 1932, on the centenary of Goethe’s dereaction (death), Ortega published an essay entitled “Man’s Vocation: In Search of Goethe from Within”, themed of Eros, wherein the term ‘vocation’ is Ortega’s synonym for Greek ‘destiny.’ [1]

Related
Thematically, Gasset, according to 2014 GS data, is similar, in some way, to the work and writings of the following individuals, namely: Miguel de Unamuno, Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, Juan Jimenez, and Jean-Paul Sartre, among other. (Ѻ)

Quotes | On
The following are quotes on Ortega:

“For Ortega, Goethe was the first romantic, the inventor of lyricism, and the first man to perceive clearly the value of life in itself. ... song is the singer's best reward to support his theory that all vital processes begin in the superfluous and free energy of play or sport (II, p. ... Hence his strange, post-juvenile almost love affairs.”
— Author (1988), “Essay” (Ѻ)

Quotes | By
The following are quotes by Ortega:

Love is gravitation toward a beautiful object.”
— Ortega y Gasset (c.1920) [2]

“‘Falling in love’ is an inferior state of mind, a form of imbecility.”
— Ortega y Gasset (c.1940), On Love [3]

Polybius is one of the few great minds that the turbid human species has managed to produce. Damage to his Histories is without question one of the gravest losses that we have suffered in our Greco-Roman heritage.”
— Jose Ortega (c.1940), Meditations On Hunting

References
1. (a) Gasset, Ortega. (date). “In Search of Goethe from Within”, in: The Dehumanization of Art and Other Essays on Art, Culture, and Literature (translator: Willard R. Trask, 1949) (pgs. 133-70). Princeton University Press, 1968.
(b) Norton, David L. and Kille, Mary F. (1971). Philosophies of Love (pgs. 110-). Rowman & Littlefield, 1983.
2. Solomon, Robert C. (1981). Love: Emotion, Myth, & Metaphor (gravitation, pg. 6). Prometheus Books, 1990.
3. (a) Ortega y Gasset, Jose. (date). On Love: Aspects of a Single Theme (translator: Toby Talbot) (abs). Meridian books, 1957.
(b) Singer, Irving. (1958). “Ortega on Love” (abs), The Hudson Review, 11(1):145-54.
(c) Solomon, Robert C. (1981). Love: Emotion, Myth, & Metaphor (falling in love, pg. 35). Prometheus Books, 1990.
4. (a) Van der Pot, Johan H.J. (1985). Die Bewertung des Technischen Fortschritts: Eine Systematische Ub̈ersicht der Theorien (volume 1). Uitgeverij Van Gorcum.
(b) Van der Pot, Johan H.J. (1985). Die Bewertung des Technischen Fortschritts: Eine Systematische Ub̈ersicht der Theorien (volume 2). Uitgeverij Van Gorcum. (c) Van der Pot, Johan H.J. (1999). Sinndeutung und Periodisierung der Geschichte: eine Systematische Ub̈ersicht der Theorien und Auffassungen (Of Meaning and Periodization of History: a Systematic Overview at Theories and Concepts) (pg. 959). Brill. (d) Van der Pot, Johan H.J. (2004). Encyclopedia of Technological Progress: a Systematic Overview of Theories and Opinions, 2nd Edition (2-volumes) (Ѻ) Eburon. (e) Note: found via keys: “Goethe, Henry Adams, Pareto” GB search (Ѻ).

External links
Jose Ortega y Gasset – Wikipedia.

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