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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 was born in 1883 and died in 1955.
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A Philosophy of the Hunt Aug 8, 2008
This is an excellent book which details the Ortega y. Gasset philosophy of hunting. It is surprising how little reader interest there is in the book. I would consider it a must read for those who still hunt.
Ortega y. Gasset bases his thinking on a combination of anthropology, history and natural sciences. The basic idea is that hunting is an ancient occupation of man, it is part of the definition of man's place in nature and it is ingrained into the genetic code of all of us.
In this way, Ortega y. Gasset reveals that by hunting, people fulfill their biological imperatives, realize their ability to transcend time and find their primitive being which predates recorded history.
The work is primarily a philosophical justification of hunting. I believe Ortega y. Gasset proves his point convincingly. However, that hardly matters because his analysis certainly evokes the right question which is, "Why do we hunt?"