By John H. Haddox
Few males have had as a lot cultural and academic impact on their lonesome international locations because the thinker and educator Antonio Caso (1883-1946). He was once particularly a patriot of his liked Mexico, and he sought to carry his humanitarian message to his countrymen.
In his formative years, after the rebel opposed to Díaz, he used to be a member of the Ateneo de l. a. Juventud, a gaggle that sought to deliver Mexico, spiritually and economically, again to the Mexicans. Caso learned that this attempt concerned the forming of a countrywide realization between his humans, whom he observed divided by means of their inner most and public interests.
As an educator of Mexican formative years for greater than thirty years, Caso sought to imbue in his scholars the need to look and to question. He observed schooling as a perpetual look for fact, and his personal lifestyles and philosophy replicate this seek. He rejected any method that proposed to explain all of fact, and he despised all dogmas—official or unofficial. He rather fought opposed to positivism and Marxism, structures present in his youth.
The first a part of this booklet is an creation to the philosophical and academic principles of Caso, in addition to to the highbrow and political rules in his lifestyles. Mr. Haddox skillfully exhibits the improvement of Caso's principles and the way they took form from his personal studying in addition to from the reports of his age and of his state. 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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Antonio Caso, Philosopher of Mexico: Philosopher of Mexico (Texas Pan American) by John H. Haddox