By John H. Haddox
Few males have had as a lot cultural and academic impact all alone international locations because the thinker and educator Antonio Caso (1883-1946). He was once peculiarly a patriot of his cherished Mexico, and he sought to bring his humanitarian message to his countrymen.
In his early life, after the insurrection opposed to Díaz, he used to be a member of the Ateneo de l. a. Juventud, a gaggle that sought to convey Mexico, spiritually and economically, again to the Mexicans. Caso discovered that this attempt concerned the forming of a countrywide realization 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 will to go looking and to query. He observed schooling as a perpetual look for fact, and his personal existence and philosophy mirror this seek. He rejected any procedure that proposed to explain all of truth, and he despised all dogmas—official or unofficial. He really fought opposed to positivism and Marxism, structures present in his youth.
The first a part of this ebook is an advent to the philosophical and academic principles of Caso, in addition to to the highbrow and political principles in his existence. Mr. Haddox skillfully indicates the improvement of Caso's rules 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 choices from Caso's writings. they provide a relocating photograph of Caso's hopes for Mexico and for humanitiy.
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