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El Hombre Mediocre (Spanish Edition) [Hardcover]

El Hombre Mediocre (Spanish Edition) [Hardcover]

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El Hombre Mediocre (Spanish Edition) by Jose Ingenieros

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Studio: Epoca
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Epoca
ISBN  9686769595  
ISBN13  9789686769593  

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More About Jose Ingenieros

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jose Ingenieros (1877, Palermo (Italia)-1925, Buenos Aires) Su nombre original era Giuseppe Ingegneri. Fue medico, psiquiatra, psicologo, farmaceutico, escritor, docente, filosofo y sociologo. En 1892, tras terminar sus estudios secundarios, fundo el periodico La Reforma. Hacia 1893, estudio en la Facultad de Medicina de Buenos Aires, de la que se graduo en 1897 de farmaceutico y en 1900 de medico. Ingenieros fue un miembro relevante de la Catedra de Neurologia y del Servicio de Observacion de Alienados de la Policia de la Capital, el cual llego a dirigir. Entre 1902-1913 dirigio los archivos de Psiquiatria y Criminologia y se hizo cargo del Instituto de Criminologia de la Penitenciaria Nacional de Buenos Aires, alternando su trabajo con conferencias en universidades europeas. En 1908 ocupo la Catedra de Psicologia Experimental en la Facultad de Filosofia y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Ese ano fundo la Sociedad de Psicologia. Ingenieros termino sus estudios en las universidades de Paris, Ginebra, Lausana y Heidelberg. Sus ensayos sociologicos El hombre mediocre y ensayos criticos y politicos, Hacia una moral sin dogmas, Las fuerzas morales tuvieron un gran influencia en el ambito universitario de Argentina. En 1914 Jose Ingenieros se caso con Eva Rutenberg en Lausana, Suiza. Tuvieron cuatro hijos, Delia, Amalia, Julio y Cecilia. Hacia 1919 renuncio a todos los cargos docentes y comenzo hacia 1920 su etapa politica, participando de manera activa en favor del grupo Claridad, de tendencia comunista. Unos anos despues propuso la formacion de la Union Latinoamericana, una organizacion que difundio sus ideas antiimperialistas. En 1925, poco antes de morir fundo la revista Renovacion, en la que escribio con los pseudonimos de Julio Barreda Lynch y de Raul H. Cisneros. Ingenieros se distancio del socialismo de Estado y empezo a colaborar con periodicos anarquistas, varias de sus obras literarias reflejan este acercamiento. Murio el 31 de octubre de 1925, a los cuarenta y ocho anos.

Jose Ingenieros was born in 1877 and died in 1925.

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Not what I asked  Jan 20, 2008
I requested the English version of the "hombre mediocre." I returned it the first one and the second I received it was again in Spanish. If you put the name in English of the book it has to be in English, no Spanish.
Excellent book  Jan 13, 2007
My dad recommended me this book and I love it. It is thought provoking and interesting. The reading is a little bit complex and probably you will have to read a sentence more than once to understand it, but it is totally worth it.
Not an easy read, but a very rewarding one  Aug 20, 2001
I was faced with the reading of this book by argentinian philosopher Jose Ingenieros in the midst of a Philosophy class in college, and found it extremely rewarding, as I understood that -as an idealist and a dreamer- I'm not alone in this world, but I am also bound for hitting myself against very strong walls.

The most beautiful part I always carry within my heart from this book goes like this: "The world will never go as far as idealists want it to go; but it certainly goes way beyond it would have ever gone, had it not been thanks to them in the first place."

If we all were geniuses, who would stand out?  Feb 2, 2001
Ingenieros is right: the genius is that man of superior qualities that surfaces at the right time and place, to lead people and to enlighten the world. The genius stands out, above the masses, and usually is despised or mocked at by the ignorant and the mediocre. The genius is always chasing an ideal. All this is correct, but there is a problem. The fact that one is not a genius does not mean that he/she is necessarily mediocre. The progress of the world may be led and inspired by geniuses, but it is the common man who accomplishes it: decent, hard-working and smart common people achieve social reforms in practice. Besides, to be a genius doesn't necessarily mean being good: one can argue that Hitler or Lenin were geniuses, but the results of their leadership has been far from convenient. Hitler chased an ideal, and not alone, but followed by many people. True: the masses are ignorant and hypocritical, and that's why they need enlightened leaders in every field. So, let's glorify the uncommon man, but let's not think that we all should be geniuses: decency and education will do for most of us.
A cruel truth  Jan 22, 2001
Jose Ingenieros really talks about a very touchy but inevitable fact of modern life, the mediocrity of the modern man in a modern society. This book is about how a human being can let him/herself be shape completely by the stupidity and norms of every day life "rules". It sates how an uncommon man with uncommon thoughts can be isolated from the rest of society just because of his/her views on life. It must be read by every person working and living in the rutine of an every day life. It does not isolate the uncommon man but it definitly can show you how to survive in a medicre society.

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