Poetry is produced not by the mere caprice of pleasure, but by natural necessity. It is the primary activity of the human mind. Benedetto Croce, The Philosophy of Giambattista Vico, trans. R. G. Collingwood (London 1923). By: Redactor José Ortega y Gasset William H. Prescott Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website eight + = Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.