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Founded in 2003 / ISSN: 1696-019X / e-ISSN: 2386-3978 / Depósito Legal: M-5852-2003
DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Pre-print #30, January-June 2020

Authors

Esmeralda Balaguer García Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España
esmebala@ucm.es
Title Doxa and Paradoxa: the concept of public opinion in Ortega and the role of the philosopher Summary This aim of this article is to approach the nature of the concept of public opinion in the political thought of José Ortega y Gasset. There are several types of opinion; Ortega not only speaks of a “public opinion”, but also of an “individual opinion”, and between both we find the “true opinion”. In comparison to doxa, paradoxa will be analysed, which is in other words the concept of counter opinion raised by the philosopher. If it is essential to have public opinion in order for coexistence in a society to take place, it will be indispensable to consider the role of the philosopher in the construction of that coexistence. Keywords Ortega; public opinion; philosopher; validity; use; public power.

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