By John H. Haddox
Few males have had as a lot cultural and academic impact on their lonesome nations because the thinker and educator Antonio Caso (1883-1946). He was once peculiarly a patriot of his loved Mexico, and he sought to convey his humanitarian message to his countrymen.
In his adolescence, after the insurrection opposed to Díaz, he was once a member of the Ateneo de los angeles Juventud, a bunch that sought to convey Mexico, spiritually and economically, again to the Mexicans. Caso learned that this attempt concerned the forming of a countrywide cognizance between his humans, whom he observed divided through their deepest and public interests.
As an educator of Mexican adolescence for greater than thirty years, Caso sought to imbue in his scholars the need to go looking and to question. He observed schooling as a perpetual look for fact, and his personal existence and philosophy replicate this seek. He rejected any method that proposed to explain all of truth, and he despised all dogmas—official or unofficial. He quite fought opposed to positivism and Marxism, structures present in his youth.
The first a part of this ebook is an creation to the philosophical and academic rules of Caso, in addition to to the highbrow and political principles in his existence. Mr. Haddox skillfully exhibits the improvement of Caso's principles and the way they took form from his personal interpreting in addition to from the studies of his age and of his kingdom. the second one half comprises Mr. Haddox's translations of decisions from Caso's writings. they provide a relocating photo of Caso's hopes for Mexico and for humanitiy.
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