Beyond Bergson

Sierra begins attending the lectures of the Ateneo in 1910 and eventually reformulates his views of positivism and social Darwinism. Romanell, Making of the Mexican Mind, 59‒60. 10. Michael Candelaria, The Revolt of Unreason, 95. 11.


Author: Andrea J. Pitts

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438473512

Category: Philosophy

Page: 274

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Examines Bergson’s work from the perspectives of critical philosophy of race and decolonial theory, placing it in conversation with theorists from Africa, the African Diaspora, and Latin America. Building upon recent interest in Henri Bergson’s social and political philosophy, this volume offers a series of fresh and novel perspectives on Bergson’s writings through the lenses of critical philosophy of race and decolonial theory. Contributors place Bergson’s work in conversation with theorists from Africa, the African Diaspora, and Latin America to examine Bergson’s influence on literature, science studies, aesthetics, metaphysics, and social and political philosophy within these geopolitical contexts. The volume pays particular attention to both theoretical and practical forms of critical resistance work, including historical analyses of anti-racist, anti-imperialist, and anti-capitalist movements that have engaged with Bergson’s writings—for example, the Négritude movement, the Indigenismo movement, and the Peruvian Socialist Party. These historical and theoretical intersections provide a timely and innovative contribution to the existing scholarship on Bergson, and demonstrate the importance of his thought for contemporary social and political issues. “This is an exceptionally strong volume that excites and inspires the philosophical imagination; it shows the centrality of questions of race and gender to philosophical inquiry and appropriation.” — Keith Ansell-Pearson, author of Bergson: Thinking Beyond the Human Condition

Founders of the Future

See Michael Candelaria, The Revolt of Unreason: Miguel de Unamuno and Antonio Caso on the Crisis of Modernity (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012), 3. 16. See Candelaria, The Revolt of Unreason, 14. 17. See Ian Hacking, The Taming of Chance ...


Author: Óscar Iván Useche

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781684483877

Category: History

Page: 300

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In this ambitious new interdisciplinary study, Useche proposes the metaphor of the social foundry to parse how industrialization informed and shaped cultural and national discourses in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Spain. Across a variety of texts, Spanish writers, scientists, educators, and politicians appropriated the new economies of industrial production—particularly its emphasis on the human capacity to transform reality through energy and work—to produce new conceptual frameworks that changed their vision of the future. These influences soon appeared in plans to enhance the nation’s productivity, justify systems of class stratification and labor exploitation, or suggest state organizational improvements. This fresh look at canonical writers such as Emilia Pardo Bazán, Concha Espina, Benito Pérez Galdós, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, and José Echegaray as well as lesser known authors offers close readings of their work as it reflected the complexity of Spain’s process of modernization.

Reason in Revolt

Introduction Lag in consciousness "Reason becomes unreason" Science and the crisis in society Introduction We are living in a period of profound historical change. After a period of 40 years of unprecedented economic growth, ...


Author: Alan Woods

Publisher: Wellred Books

ISBN: 9781900007566

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

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The achievements of science and technology during the past century are unparalleled in history. They provide the potential for the solution to all the problems faced by the planet, and equally for its total destruction. Allegedly scientific theories are being used to "prove" that criminality is caused, not by social conditions, but by a "criminal gene". Black people are alleged to be disadvantaged, not because of discrimination, but because of their genetic make-up. Of course, such "science" is highly convenient to right-wing politicians intent on ruthlessly cutting welfare. In the field of theoretical physics and cosmology there is a growing tendency towards mysticism. The "Big Bang" theory of the origin of the universe is being used to justify the existence of a Creator, as in the book of Genesis . For the first time in centuries, science appears to lend credence to religious obscurantism. Yet this is only one side of the story.

The Latino Christ in Art Literature and Liberation Theology

The Revolt of Unreason: Miguel de Unamuno and Antonio Caso on the Crisis of Modernity. Amsterdam: Brill/Rodopi, 2012. Cardoza y Aragón, Luis. Orozco. México: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1983. Carrasco, Davíd.


Author: Michael R. Candelaria

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 9780826358806

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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This exploration of Iberian, Latin American, and US-Hispanic representations of Christ focuses on outliers in art, literature, and theology: Spanish painter Salvador Dalí, Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco, Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, Spanish existentialist Miguel de Unamuno, Brazilian theologian Leonardo Boff, and Mexican philosopher José Vasconcelos, some of the most brilliant stars in the Spanish and Latin American firmament. Their work, and that of others, stands out from the conventional and the traditional, stretching our imagination by opening our eyes to what we do not want to see. The author also reflects on such significant lesser-known writers as New Mexican author, painter, and priest Fray Angélico Chávez; Argentine writer and political leader Ricardo Rojas, author of The Invisible Christ; Mexican American theologian Virgilio Elizondo; and Chicana feminist Gloria Anzaldúa, author of Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. He shows how artists project their concerns onto representations of Christ and how the perceptions of the reader and viewer reflect their culture and their psychology. Along the way, Candelaria explores the philosophical issues of representation in aesthetics and the problems of hermeneutics and identity.

An Introduction to Latin American Philosophy

1–20 in The Revolt of Unreason: Miguel de Unamuno and Antonio Caso on the Crisis of Modernity. Amsterdam/ New York: Rodopi, Canten ̃s, Bernardo J., “The Rights of the American Indians,” pp. 23–35 in Nuccetelli, Schutte, and Bueno 2009.


Author: Susana Nuccetelli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107067646

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

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This introduction provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of the central topics in Latin American philosophy. It explores not only the unique insights offered by Latin American thinkers into pre-established fields of Western philosophy, but also the many 'isms' developed as a direct result of Latin American thought.

The Fin de Si cle World

Candelaria, M. (2012) The Revolt of Unreason: Miguel De Unamuno and Antonio Caso on the Crisis of Modernity, Amsterdam: Rodopi. Collins, R. (1998) The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change, New York: Belknap ...


Author: Michael Saler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317604808

Category: History

Page: 762

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This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history, the Fin de Siècle. Featuring contributions from over forty international scholars, this book takes a thematic approach to a period of huge upheaval across all walks of life, and is truly innovative in examining the Fin de Siècle from a global perspective. The volume includes pathbreaking essays on how the period was experienced not only in Europe and North America, but also in China, Japan, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, India, and elsewhere across the globe. Thematic topics covered include new concepts of time and space, globalization, the city, and new political movements including nationalism, the "New Liberalism", and socialism and communism. The volume also looks at the development of mass media over this period and emerging trends in culture, such as advertising and consumption, film and publishing, as well as the technological and scientific changes that shaped the world at the turn of the nineteenth century, such as the invention of the telephone, new transport systems, eugenics and physics. The Fin-de-Siècle World also considers issues such as selfhood through chapters looking at gender, sexuality, adolescence, race and class, and considers the importance of different religions, both old and new, at the turn of the century. Finally the volume examines significant and emerging trends in art, music and literature alongside movements such as realism and aestheticism. This volume conveys a vivid picture of how politics, religion, popular and artistic culture, social practices and scientific endeavours fitted together in an exciting world of change. It will be invaluable reading for all students and scholars of the Fin-de-Siècle period.

Queer Philosophy

Michael Candelaria, The Revolt of Unreason: Miguel de Unamuno and Antonio Caso on the Crisis ofModernity. A volume in Philosophy in Spain 254. Paul Richard Blum, Giordano Bruno: An Introduction. A volume in Values in Italian Philosophy ...


Author: Raja Halwani

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042035607

Category: Philosophy

Page: 412

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The book is a collection of the presentations of the Society for Lesbian and Gay Philosophy from 1998 to 2008. The essays are organized historically, starting in 1998. Their topics cover virtually every philosophical field, and such that each is connected to gay and lesbian studies. Topics include how we are to understand sexual orientation, whether same-sex leads to polygamy, teaching gay studies to undergraduates, promiscuity and virtue, the “war on terror” and gay oppression, the rationality of coming out, the ethics of outing, connections between being gay and being happy, and last, but not least, dignity and being gay.

Unamuno s Religious Fictionalism

The Revolt of Unreason: Miguel de Unamuno and Antonio Caso on the Crisis of Modernity. Amsterdam: Rodopi. Evans, J. 2014. Miguel de Unamuno's Quest for Faith: A Kierkegaardian Understanding of Unamuno's Struggle to Believe.


Author: Alberto Oya

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030546908

Category: Philosophy

Page: 93

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This book provides a coherent and systematic analysis of Miguel de Unamuno’s notion of religious faith and the reasoning he offers in defense of it. Unamuno developed a non-cognitivist Christian conception of religious faith, defending it as being something which we are all naturally lead to, given our (alleged) most basic and natural inclination to seek an endless existence. Illuminating the philosophical relevance this conception still has to contemporary philosophy of religion, Oya draws connections with current non-cognitivist notions of religious faith in general, and with contemporary religious fictionalist positions more particularly. The book includes a biographical introduction to Miguel de Unamuno, as well as lucid and clear analyses of his notions of the ‘tragic feeling of life’, his epistemological paradigm, and his naturally founded religious fictionalism. Revealing links to current debates, Oya shows how the works of Unamuno are still relevant and enriching today

Ortega s The Revolt of the Masses and the Triumph of the New Man

The “reason of unreason” is the opposite of life as-having-to-do, the exigencies and contingencies of human reality — instead unreason is guided by the illusion of liberation. But liberation from what, exactly? The Revolt of the Masses ...


Author: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9780875864709

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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This book is first and foremost a detailed and meticulous study of Ortega y Gasset's The Revolt of the Masses (1930). No other up-to-date books explore this thinker and his great work. Most importantly, the author demonstrates the relevance and importance of Ortega y Gasset's thought and his The Revolt of the Masses for today's world, showing, for instance, how Ortega's categories like "mass man" and "decadence," have been vindicated by today's spiritual, moral and cultural decay. This aspect of the book will perhaps be of major interest to the reading public. What Ortega argues for in his brief history of philosophy is something that he has otherwise made explicit throughout his work, mainly his conviction that strictly speaking philosophy as an activity or manner of thinking that faces naked reality, holistically, ended long ago with the ancient Greeks. All subsequent philosophical endeavors have been merely a rehashing or an academic commentary on the pre-existing philosophical canon. This latter activity he saw as pertaining to the history of philosophy, but he did not regard it as philosophy. Philosophy, as a vital and life-forging way of life, he argued, had played out its originality, and thus had run its course, long ago. With a glossary of special terms as used by Ortega, and with references to Albert Camus, Gabriel Marcel, C.S. Lewis, Friedrich Nietzsche, Josef Pieper, and others, this work is a fundamental tool for any student of Ortega, of existentialism, and 20th-century European philosophy. * Pedro Blas Gonzalez is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Barry University in Miami. His areas of specialization include Continental philosophy, specifically Phenomenology, Existentialism, and philosophical aspects of literature. His works include Fragments: Essays In Subjectivity, Individuality And Autonomy (Algora, 2005), and Human Existence as Radical Reality: Ortega's Philosophy of Subjectivity (Paragon House, 2005). Gonzalez holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from DePaul University.

Egalitarianism of the Free Society

6 - Unreason and the revolt against culture > But the 20th century revolt against reason goes far beyond the sphere of politics . It has been especially reflected in literature and the arts , where blind emotionalism , irrationality and ...


Author: Robert Corfe

Publisher: Arena books

ISBN: 0955605520

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 344

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This volume presents the new realities in the spheres of social life, as an introduction to the author's forthcoming three-volume work on Social Capitalism, which concentrates on the shattering economic and political changes in the contemporary world.