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  • (noun): Spanish philosopher who advocated leadership by an intellectual elite (1883-1955).
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José Ortega Y Gasset

José Ortega y Gasset (; 9 May 1883 – 18 October 1955) 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 Friedrich Nietzsche, a proponent of the idea of perspectivism, which was pioneered in European thought by Immanuel Kant.

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... Much of Ortega y Gasset's work consists of course lectures published years after the fact, often posthumously ... Ortega himself prevented its publication "because of the events of Munich in 1934" ...
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... José Ortega y Gasset (Spain, 1883–1955) Some literature La rebelión de las masas (The Rebellion of the Masses), 1930 ...

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    Poetry is adolescence fermented, and thus preserved.
    —José Ortega Y Gasset (1883–1955)

    Liberalism—it is well to recall this today—is the supreme form of generosity; it is the right which the majority concedes to minorities and hence it is the noblest cry that has ever resounded in this planet. It announces the determination to share existence with the enemy; more than that, with an enemy which is weak.
    —José Ortega Y Gasset (1883–1955)