Three Spanish Philosophers

Unamuno, Ortega, Ferrater Mora

By Jose Ferrater Mora
Edited by J. M. Terricabras
Notes by J. M. Terricabras
Introduction by J. M. Terricabras

Subjects: Philosophy
Series: SUNY series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture
Paperback : 9780791457146, 276 pages, April 2003
Hardcover : 9780791457139, 276 pages, April 2003

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Table of contents


Part I: Unamuno: A Philosophy of Tragedy

Editor's note
Biographical Note
Unamuno's Works
Selected Bibliography on Unamuno

Part II: Ortega y Gasset: An Outline of His Philosophy

Editor's note
Biographical Note
Ortega y Gasset's Works
Selected Bibliography on Ortega y Gasset

Part III: Ferrater Mora: Chapter Three of Being and Death

Editor's Note
Biographical Note
Ferrater Mora's Works
Selected Bibliography on Ferrater Mora

Index of Persons

Index of Subjects

An introduction to the thought of three major philosophers of twentieth-century Spain.


This collection provides an excellent introduction to three of the most important names in twentieth-century Spanish philosophy: Miguel de Unamuno (1864–1936), José Ortega y Gasset (1883–1955), and José Ferrater Mora (1912–1991). The thought-provoking work of these great contemporary philosophers offers a rich and penetrating insight into human existence. Originally written by Ferrater Mora in the middle of the last century, his interpretations of Unamuno and Ortega are considered classics, and the chapter on his own thought reflects his mature thinking about being and death. Each essay is introduced by noted Ferrater Mora scholar J. M. Terricabras and contains updated biographical and bibliographic information.

Born and educated in Spain, José Ferrater Mora lived and taught in the United States for more than forty years and lectured throughout the world. A prolific writer, he is particularly well known for his four-volume Diccionario de filosofía. J. M. Terricabras is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Ferrater Mora Chair at the Universitat de Girona and the author of several books, including most recently, Raons i tòpics: catalanisme i anticatalanisme.