José Ingenieros, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


José Ingenieros

Argentine philosopher

Date of Birth: 24-Apr-1877

Place of Birth: Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Date of Death: 31-Oct-1925

Profession: writer, psychiatrist, psychologist, sociologist, philosopher

Nationality: Argentina

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About José Ingenieros

  • José Ingenieros (born Giuseppe Ingegnieri, April 24, 1877 – October 31, 1925) was an Argentine physician, pharmacist, positivist philosopher and essayist.
  • He was born in Palermo (Italy), and graduated from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine in 1900.
  • Ingenieros was philosophically influenced by Herbert Spencer and Auguste Comte, and wrote a very important philosophical and social work, "El hombre mediocre" (The Mediocre Man), in 1913.
  • Ingenieros founded the Buenos Aires Institute of Criminology in 1907 and the Argentine Psychological Society in 1908; he was elected President of the Argentine Medical Association in 1909. Ingenieros married Eva Rutenberg, in Lausanne, in 1914.
  • Appointed Assistant Dean of the School of Philosophy and Letters of his alma mater, he played a prominent role in the landmark University reform in Argentina, in 1918.
  • He resigned his academic posts in 1919 to join Claridad, a communist organization, and in 1922, formed Unión Latinoamerica, a political action committee focused on anti-imperialism.
  • He was an active Freemason since 1898.
  • He founded a monthly, Renovación, in 1925, but died in Buenos Aires later that year.

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