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Product Details

  • Paperback: 118 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (March 26, 2013)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 1483960994
  • ISBN-13: 978-1483960999
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,116,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

José Ingenieros (1877, Palermo (Italia)-1925, Buenos Aires) Su nombre original era Giuseppe Ingegneri. Fue médico, psiquiatra, psicólogo, farmacéutico, escritor, docente, filósofo y sociólogo. En 1892, tras terminar sus estudios secundarios, fundó el periódico La Reforma. Hacia 1893, estudió en la Facultad de Medicina de Buenos Aires, de la que se graduó en 1897 de farmacéutico y en 1900 de médico. Ingenieros fue un miembro relevante de la Cátedra de Neurología y del Servicio de Observación de Alienados de la Policía de la Capital, el cual llegó a dirigir. Entre 1902-1913 dirigió los archivos de Psiquiatría y Criminología y se hizo cargo del Instituto de Criminología de la Penitenciaría Nacional de Buenos Aires, alternando su trabajo con conferencias en universidades europeas. En 1908 ocupó la Cátedra de Psicología Experimental en la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Ese año fundó la Sociedad de Psicología. Ingenieros terminó sus estudios en las universidades de París, Ginebra, Lausana y Heidelberg. Sus ensayos sociológicos El hombre mediocre y ensayos críticos y políticos, Hacia una moral sin dogmas, Las fuerzas morales tuvieron un gran influencia en el ámbito universitario de Argentina. En 1914 José Ingenieros se casó con Eva Rutenberg en Lausana, Suiza. Tuvieron cuatro hijos, Delia, Amalia, Julio y Cecilia. Hacia 1919 renunció a todos los cargos docentes y comenzó hacia 1920 su etapa política, participando de manera activa en favor del grupo Claridad, de tendencia comunista. Unos años después propuso la formación de la Unión Latinoamericana, una organización que difundió sus ideas antiimperialistas. En 1925, poco antes de morir fundó la revista Renovación, en la que escribió con los pseudónimos de Julio Barreda Lynch y de Raúl H. Cisneros. Ingenieros se distanció del socialismo de Estado y empezó a colaborar con periódicos anarquistas, varias de sus obras literarias reflejan este acercamiento. Murió el 31 de octubre de 1925, a los cuarenta y ocho años. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

My dad recommended me this book and I love it.
M. Garcia
Ingenieros makes a systematic analysis of what constitutes mediocrity, as well as its diametric opposite in regards to the ideals of the extraordinary man.
Gabriel Wilensky
This book is about how a human being can let him/herself be shape completely by the stupidity and norms of every day life "rules".
Ana Isabel Lugaro

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Viera I Pablant, Ph.D. on January 14, 2001
Format: Paperback
I have read El Hombre Mediocre by Jose Ingenieros when I was 13 years old and it has changed by life to a most excellent life. Of all the books I have read, I believe that El Hombre Mediocre, The Road Less Traveled, and The Art of Loving, and others like it should be read by every adolescent and young adult before they embarke on their journey through life. They are great guidelines and helpful in excellent decision making throughout life. Has there been a translation of El Hombre Mediocre to English and of The Road Less Traveled and the Art of Loving to Spanish and other languages? I would like to recommend the book to persons speaking other languages also.
Viera Ivanovna Pablant, Ph.D.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 28, 1999
Format: Paperback
Excellent book! Jose Ingenieros teaches us about life, people and society. He vews our world through a different and interesting way. The qualities of man are enphasised when he talks about mediocare man. A great lesson for those who have the opportunity to read this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ana Isabel Lugaro on January 21, 2001
Format: Paperback
Jose Ingenieros really talks about a very touchy but inevitable fact of modern life, the mediocrity of the modern man in a modern society. This book is about how a human being can let him/herself be shape completely by the stupidity and norms of every day life "rules". It sates how an uncommon man with uncommon thoughts can be isolated from the rest of society just because of his/her views on life. It must be read by every person working and living in the rutine of an every day life. It does not isolate the uncommon man but it definitly can show you how to survive in a medicre society.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Manny Hernandez HALL OF FAME on August 19, 2001
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I was faced with the reading of this book by argentinian philosopher Jose Ingenieros in the midst of a Philosophy class in college, and found it extremely rewarding, as I understood that -as an idealist and a dreamer- I'm not alone in this world, but I am also bound for hitting myself against very strong walls.
The most beautiful part I always carry within my heart from this book goes like this: "The world will never go as far as idealists want it to go; but it certainly goes way beyond it would have ever gone, had it not been thanks to them in the first place."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 16, 1999
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This book show us the argentine thinking in the beginning of this century (argentine golden years) Ingenieros, a Doctor in medicine, and philosopher, explore deep in the human nature with accuracy and clarity. A genius.
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I am panamanian , and Spanish is my native language, nevertheless the reading of this book has not been easy for me ..As Jose Ingenieros uses lots of semantic variations of Spanish and some archaic language , I had to read it with a dictionary on my left hand to finish it. Jose describes his ideas about what is virtue , and why humankind has been driven towards mediocre behaviors and attitudes. He examines from the perspective of the beginning of the 20th century at Argentina, the last part of the books describes many Argentines geniuses ..Ameghino description of his lifework was my favorite.

People who live with a definite chief aim and try their best to attain it are not mediocre , while people who only wonder around life are mediocre what a simple definition....
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This version of the masterpiece was cheaply printed and the font size is so small I may need an augmentation glass.
Disappointing.
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By Sergio Gana on January 21, 2014
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An extraordinary phylosofical and mystical life vision, is an obligate read for anyone who need give sense and direction to life
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