The Noble-Man and the Mass-Man in Gasset’s Philosophy and the Quest for Development in Africa

Joachim Ireruke Ukutsemuya
Keywords: Mass-man, Noble-man, Africa, throes, invention, development and sustenance
Tropical Journal of Arts and Humanities 2019 1(2), 50-54. Published: February 1, 2020


The discourse examines the problem of development in Africa, especially as Africans have been unable to ensure a peaceful, decent and standard life. The ideas of the mass-man and the noble-man in the philosophy of Ortega y Gasset are closely examined in engaging the problem of development in Africa. This discourse proposes the mindset of the noble-man as what is lacking in Africa’s battle against the problem of development. An incorporation of the noble-man’s mindset will ensure better sustenance for the African.