Sunday, May 24, 2015
EUROPA80 - Spain - famous people - José Ortega y Gasset 28.4.1980
The theme for Europa series of stamps in 1980 was "famous people". Accordingly Spain selected José Ortega y Gassetas as their subject for the stamp.
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. His philosophy has been characterized as a "philosophy of life" which "comprised a long-hidden beginning in a pragmatist metaphysics inspired by William James, and with a general method from a realist phenomenology imitating Edmund Husserl, which served both his proto-existentialism (prior to Martin Heidegger's) and his realist historicism which has been compared to both Wilhelm Dilthey and Benedetto Croce."
Thank you Merja for this FDc.