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Josep Maria Esquirol


Josep Maria Esquirol (Mediona, 1963) is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Barcelona, where he teaches contemporary philosophy and directs the Aporia research group (focused on the relationship between philosophy and psychiatry). He also teaches postgraduate courses in Philosophy and Creativity at La Salle, as well as seminars in several European and Latin American universities.

He has published a dozen books,  among them:  Uno mismo y los otros (Herder Editorial, 2005); El respeto o la mirada atenta (Gedisa, 2006); El respirar de los días (Ediciones Paidós, 2009); Los filósofos contemporáneos y la técnica (Gedisa, 2011); La resistencia íntima (Acantilado, 2015), which was awarded the Premio Ciudad de Barcelona and the Premio Nacional de Ensayo; La penúltima bondad (Acantilado, 2018); and more recently: Humano, más humano. Una antropología de la herida infinita (Acantilado, 2021).

The positive reception by both readers and critics of his books, as well as their recent translations into Italian, Portuguese, English and German, are evidence of the global interest in his philosophical ideas.