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Diacronia 10, November 7, 2019, A149 (1–11)https://doi.org/10.17684/i10A149en

The relation between theory and reality in Eugeniu Coșeriu and José Ortega y Gasset

Cristinel Munteanu

Affiliations

Faculty of Communication and International Relations, “Danubius” University, Bd. Galați 3, 800654 Galați, Romania

History

Received October 3, 2019
Accepted October 13, 2019
Published November 7, 2019

Key words

linguistics
philosophy
theory
reality
empirical study

Abstract

Taking as a starting point a quote about theory attributed to José Ortega y Gasset (1883–1955), a quote which Eugeniu Coșeriu (1921–2002) reproduced distorted in one of his lectures delivered in Romanian (in 1992), I aim—apart from identifying the Spanish philosopher’s work from which the respective quote was extracted—at making a presentation of the two scholars’ conceptions regarding the relation between theory and reality or, better said, between theory and the facts investigated. At first sight, the two conceptions look similar, especially since the two thinkers frequently create the impression of belonging to the same grand family of thinking. I will try to show in this article both the convergent and the divergent aspects of their conception, also pinpointing some consequences which derive from them, of interest for the philosophy of language, as well.

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    Text:Munteanu, C. (2019). The relation between theory and reality in Eugeniu Coșeriu and José Ortega y Gasset, Diacronia 10 (November 7), A149 (1–11), https://doi.org/10.17684/i10A149en
    BibTeX:@ARTICLE{munteanu2019,
     author = {Cristinel Munteanu},
     title = {The relation between theory and reality in Eugeniu Coșeriu and José Ortega y Gasset},
     journal = {Diacronia},
     ISSN = {2393-1140},
     year = {2019},
     month = {November},
     number = {10},
     eid = {A149},
     doi = {https://doi.org/10.17684/i10A149en},
     pages = "(1–11)",
     url = {http://www.diacronia.ro/journal/issue/10/A149/en}
    }

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