Nicolas Gomez Davila

In lectures and articles for CiRCE, I have often mentioned Nicolas Gomez Davila, and lately been asked where to start with his philosophy.

Sadly, very little of Davila’s work has been translated into English. I first encountered Davila on the recommendation of a friend, yet he recommended I begin with Davila’s Goodreads quote page, which is more or less where I have remained for the last year. There is, by my count, just one book in English credited to his name on Amazon, and that book currently sells (used) for nearly a hundred dollars.

It seems the Germans have a huge affection for him. Many of his works are available in German. However, English speaking people seem to have been very slow to catch on to his merits.

Published by Joshua Gibbs

Sophist. De-activist. Avid indoorsman.

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