Liberty and Authority in the Works of T. S. Eliot and José Ortega y Gasset


This conference explored the future of Western civilization and the cultural crisis of our times through the works of Jose Ortega y Gasset and T. S. Eliot. Themes discussed included the rise of mass man, the decay of traditional principles, and the impact of this decline on liberty.


Conference Readings

Eliot, T. S. Christianity and Culture. New York: Mariner Books, 1960.

Eliot, T.S. Four Quartets. Fort Washington, PA: Harvest Books, 1968.

Ortega y Gasset, José. The Revolt of the Masses. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1993.

Ortega y Gasset, José. Toward a Philosophy of History. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001.

Ortega y Gasset, José. Mission of the University. Edited by Clark Kerr. Edison, NJ: Transaction Publishers; Revised Edition, 1991.