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Sophia, Colección de Filosofía de la Educación

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ANGELES-CERON, Francisco de Jesús. Education, writing and existence in Miguel de Unamuno. Sophia [online]. 2023, n.35, pp.125-157. ISSN 1390-8626.

During the long life of the writer and thinker Miguel de Unamuno, there were two tasks that he never left aside: his work as an educator and his life as a writer. Both fundamental parts of his thought since he understands those as central to understanding the mystery of the existential particularity of the man of flesh and blood. The objective of this article is the in-depth analysis of two main themes: the work of education and the work of writing in the thought of the Basque thinker. For this analysis, the scriptural work of the universal Basque was investigated in depth, considering that the bulk of his ideas regarding education and writing are contained both in his poetic work and in his correspondence. Likewise, peripheral works by authors specialized in Unamuno and his thought were used to complement the ideas. Through research, it was possible to map the ideas of the Basque thinker to arrive at one of the central ideas of his thought: Both the educator and the writer can only teach what they themselves are, that is why their work is no other than that of poetizing life, making its way through language, narrating oneself and helping others find their voice.

Keywords : Education; writing; Unamuno; poetics; thinking; language.

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