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 used to be certainly a patriot of his liked Mexico, and he sought to convey his humanitarian message to his countrymen.
In his formative years, after the rebel opposed to Díaz, he was once a member of the Ateneo de los angeles Juventud, a gaggle that sought to deliver Mexico, spiritually and economically, again to the Mexicans. Caso discovered that this attempt concerned the forming of a countrywide recognition between his humans, whom he observed divided via 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 replicate this seek. He rejected any method that proposed to explain all of fact, and he despised all dogmas—official or unofficial. He really fought opposed to positivism and Marxism, platforms present in his youth.
The first a part of this booklet is an creation to the philosophical and academic rules of Caso, in addition to to the highbrow and political principles in his lifestyles. Mr. Haddox skillfully exhibits the advance of Caso's principles and the way they took form from his personal studying in addition to from the stories 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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