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Javier Gomá


Javier Gomá Lanzón (Bilbao, 1965) is a Spanish philosopher, writer and essayist. He graduated in Classical Philology and Law at the Complutense University of Madrid. and holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Spanish National Distance Education University.

He is the current Director of the Juan March Foundation, a member of the Advisory Board of  the magazine Revista de Estudios Orteguianos and also a member of the International Visitors Programme of the US State Department/USIA.

He is a regular contributor to newspapers, cultural supplements and radio. Foreign Policy magazine included him in its list of the fifty most influential Ibero-American intellectuals.

In 2004 he won the National Essay Award for his first book, Imitación y experiencia (Pre-Textos, 2003).

The main part of his philosophical work is collected in two compilations: Tetralogía de la ejemplaridad (Taurus, 2014) and Filosofía mundana. Microensayos completos (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2016).

In 2019 he published Dignidad (Galaxia Gutenberg) and the comedy Quiero cansarme contigo o el peligro de las buenas compañías (Pre-Textos).

In 2021 he published Palabra dicha y dichosa (Punto de Vista), which includes an essay of the same name, and the short plays Don Sandio, o nada que decir and La sucursal, o en el lugar del otro.

Utopias, culture and the future
23 Oct

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