By John H. Haddox

Few males have had as a lot cultural and academic effect all alone international locations because the thinker and educator Antonio Caso (1883-1946). He used to be exceptionally a patriot of his liked Mexico, and he sought to bring his humanitarian message to his countrymen.

In his formative years, after the riot opposed to Díaz, he was once a member of the Ateneo de los angeles Juventud, a bunch that sought to deliver Mexico, spiritually and economically, again to the Mexicans. Caso learned that this attempt concerned the forming of a countrywide recognition between his humans, whom he observed divided via 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 will to look 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 fact, and he despised all dogmas—official or unofficial. He quite fought opposed to positivism and Marxism, platforms present in his youth.

The first a part of this publication is an advent to the philosophical and academic principles of Caso, in addition to to the highbrow and political principles in his lifestyles. Mr. Haddox skillfully indicates the advance of Caso's principles and the way they took form from his personal interpreting in addition to from the reviews of his age and of his nation. the second one half comprises Mr. Haddox's translations of decisions from Caso's writings. they offer a relocating photo of Caso's hopes for Mexico and for humanitiy.

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