Saturday, July 17, 2010

"MAN HAS NO NATURE"

"The stone is given its existence; it need not fight for being what it is -- a stone in the field. Man [sic] has to be himself in spite of unfavorable circumstance; that means he has to make his own existence at every single moment. He is given the abstract possibility of existing, but not the reality. This he has to conquer hour by hour. Man [sic] must earn his life,  not only economically but metaphysically.”  Jose Ortega y Gasset from History as a System.


To check out Ortega y Gasset's book, click here: History as a System and Other Essays Toward a Philosophy of History
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