Filosofía híbrida y vitalismo racional en Canguilhem y Ortega y Gasset
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DepartmentHistoria, Geografía y Filosofía
SourceAnales del Seminario de Historia de la Filosofía, 32 (2015), 2, pp. 513-541
This paper explores the problem of the synthesis between vitalism and rationalism, in contemporary philosophy. With this aim, we compare the intellectual careers of Georges Canguilhem (1904-1995) and José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955). We contrast their conceptions of philosophy as “hybrid” knowledge, closely related to science, as well as their points of view on Vitalism, anthropology, the technique and the perspectivism. To avoid that comparison is purely abstract and ahistorical, we use the method of the sociology of philosophy. This forces us to locate both paths in their respective philosophical fields and generational units, also according to his social background and professional career.