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DOI 10.12887/35-2022-3-139-08

Krzysztof POLIT, “Living within Oneself”: On the Elitist Nature of Solitude, as seen in the Philosophy of José Ortega y Gasset

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Solitude is a central category in José Ortega y Gasset’s philosophy of man. Man emerged from the animal world because he was gradually becoming independent from nature thanks to the ability to sink into himself (ensimismarse), i.e., remain alone. The possibility of being alone, which automatically made mankind independent of the outside world, was the source of all creative activities of man, i.e., science, technology, and culture. The price we pay for creative opportunities is our inner tear. We have a very strong need for contact with others, but it is only in moments of solitude that we live fully authentic and creative lives.

Keywords: solitude, José Ortega y Gasset, a human being, tradition, masses, elites, Western civilization

Contact: Katedra Etyki, Instytut Filozofii, Wydział Filozofii i Socjologii, Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, Pl. Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej 4/334, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
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  1. ISSN 0860-8024
  2. e-ISSN 2720-5355
  3. The Republic of Poland Ministry of Science and Higher Education Value: 100.00
  4. Quarterly “Ethos” is indexed by the following databases: EBSCO, CEEOL, Index Copernicus (ICV 2017: 55.26), Philosopher’s Index, ERIH Plus.
  5. DOI Prefix 10.12887