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Journal of Catalan Intellectual History
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ISSN (Print) 2014-1572 - ISSN (Online) 2014-1564
Published by Institut d'Estudis Catalans Homepage  [20 journals]
  • Ricardo Horneffer: El problema del Ser: sus aporías en la obra de Eduardo
           Nicol Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres, UNAM, Mèxic, 2013, 225 pp.

    • Authors: Mario Alvarado
      PubDate: 2015-10-19
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2015)
       
  • Joan Cuscó: Francesc Pujols, filòsof [Francesc Pujols, Philosopher]
           Afers, Catarroja, 2014, 82 pp.

    • Authors: Josep Monserrat Molas
      PubDate: 2015-10-19
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2015)
       
  • Xavier Serra: La filosofia en la cultura catalana [Philosophy in Catalan
           Culture] Afers, Catarroja, 2013, 210 pp.

    • Authors: Sal·lus Herrero
      PubDate: 2015-10-19
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2015)
       
  • Mercè Rius: D’Ors, filósofo [D’Ors, Philosopher] Publicacions de la
           Universitat de València, València, 2014, 297 pp.

    • Authors: Josep Monserrat Molas
      PubDate: 2015-10-19
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2015)
       
  • "Phrenology Brings Sound Judgment to Our Selection of Rulers”. The
           Failure of Phrenology in Social Reform Efforts in Catalonia in the
           Nineteenth Century

    • Authors: Iván Sánchez-Moreno
      Abstract: While this paper begins with a definition of phrenology and its theoretical foundations, the primary focus is on the efforts to spread phrenology in Catalonia undertaken by Marià Cubí and other mid-nineteenth century followers of the tenets of Gall and Spurzheim. Cubí saw the money-making potential of applying these ideas in diverse areas of society. In Catalonia, he and his followers took the view that it would be highly opportune to use phrenology to achieve reformist goals not only in education and business but also in the selection of the best political candidates. The ideological ambiguity of their approach, however, undermined the credibility of the supposedly scientific parameters of applied phrenology because they sold it as a tool to any and all parties. The elite that took an interest in the supposedly reform-minded aspects of Catalan society put forward by phrenology proved to be the same bourgeoisie that wanted to oust the aristocratic, conservative and Spanish nationalist sectors that still clung to their monopoly over the institutions of greatest authority and social influence. Phrenology used reform as a pretext, while what it actually guaranteed was merely an easy-to-use pseudoscience that called for nothing more than a prominent skull, enormous powers of suggestion and a steady stream of imaginative, seductive verbiage.keywords: Phrenology – Social hygiene movement – Political reform – Classism – Epistemology.
      PubDate: 2015-10-16
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2015)
       
  • Philosophy and humor

    • Authors: Joan Cuscó i Clarasó
      Abstract: Humour helps us to hoist and fasten the sail with which we navigate the seriousness of our lives. Ever since the Classical period, laughter and humour have informed philosophical thought and from the nineteenth century onwards, many modern thinkers have continued to debate this subject. This paper reviews the debate in the context of Catalan writing during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly the writing of Francesc Pujols. In it, the author compares Pujols and other Catalan writers with their contemporaries in other parts of Europe, like the Hungarian Béla Hamvas.key words: Humour, greguería, Francesc Pujols, Béla Hamvas, Xavier Nogués, Johan Huizinga, Gómez de la Serna.
      PubDate: 2015-10-16
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2015)
       
  • The immediate posterity of Eugeni d’Ors. Writings by Joan Fuster and
           Josep Roure-Torent

    • Authors: The Editors
      PubDate: 2015-10-16
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2015)
       
  • Joaquim Xirau in the journal Ciència

    • Authors: The Editors
      PubDate: 2015-10-16
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2015)
       
  • Joaquim Xirau i Palau (1895-1946)

    • Authors: Conrad Vilanou i Torrano, Jordi Garcia i Farrero
      PubDate: 2015-10-16
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2015)
       
  • Paul Ludwig Landsberg, a Knight Errant of the Spirit in Barcelona

    • Authors: Xavier Escribano
      Abstract: Paul Ludwig Landsberg (Bonn, 1901-Oranienburg, 1944) was a prominent student of the German philosopher Max Scheler. Born into a Jewish family, Landsberg was a professor at the University of Bonn until 1933, when he left his country at the time of Hitler’s rise to power. In spring 1934, Joaquim Xirau, dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Barcelona, invited him to give lectures and teach classes in the Seminar on Education. During the academic years 1934-35 and 1935-36, Landsberg led classes in Barcelona on St. Augustine, Maine de Biran, Nietzsche and Scheler. His personality and his teaching were to leave a lasting impression in the memory of an entire generation of young university students who joined in the intellectual climate fostered by university autonomy and by Joaquim Xirau’s encouragement. Drawing closely on Phenomenology, Existentialism and Personalism, Landsberg was especially known for his reflections on the experience of death and the moral problem of suicide. His own tragic end in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, where he died of starvation and exhaustion, further underscores the unity of thought and life that typified his work.

      keywords: Paul Ludwig Landsberg, University of Barcelona, experience, death, Nietzsche, Max Scheler.
      PubDate: 2015-10-15
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2015)
       
  • As if my soul’s salvation depended on it, or the luck of the City:
           Introduction to the theoretical work of Eugeni d’Ors related to the
           students’ pension from the Diputació: The process of Creation and
           Awarding

    • Authors: Víctor Pérez i Flores
      Abstract: This article is a general introduction to the theoretical work of the philosophical formation of Eugeni D’Ors; that related to the ranting of a scholarship from the Diputació Provincial de Barcelona. It shows the process of creation and awarding starting with a quaint Commission of New Services formed ad hoc to publicize these scholarships. It then reviews the newspaper coverage which was published in parallel, which suggests a more or less direct intervention of d’Ors in the writing of the project writing. Finally, it incorporates a previously unpublished document which shows the importance that Eugeni D’Ors gave to this theoretical production, which is still unpublished and almost completely unknown.key words: Eugeni d’Ors; Catalan Philosophy; Noucentisme.
      PubDate: 2015-10-15
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2015)
       
 
 
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