Josep-Maria Terricabras is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Honorary Director of the Ferrater Mora Chair of Contemporary Thought at the University of Girona and a member of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans. He has held fellowships at the University of Münster (Germany), St. John’s College (Cambridge) and the University of Berkeley (California). He has worked on contemporary philosophy, particularly logic, philosophy of language, theory of knowledge and ethics. He is also: member of The New York Academy of Sciences; member of the Committee of the Centro Filosófico Internazionale Karl-Otto Apel (Acquappesa-Coseza / Italy); member of the Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin (Leibniz Society of Sciences, Berlin); honorary member of the Colegi de Metges de Girona (1999). In 2000 he received the Narcís Monturiol medal for scientific and technological merit, awarded by the Department of Universities, Research and the Information Society of the Generalitat de Catalunya. He was also a Member of the European Parliament.
He has published, among others, Ludwig Wittgenstein: Kommentar und Interpretation (1978), Ètica i llibertat (1983), Fer filosofia avui (1988), La comunicació (1996), Atrévete a pensar (1999), Raons i Tòpics (2001), I a tu, què t’importa? (2002), Pensem-hi un minut (2004), Qüestió de Criteri (2005) and Idees de Combat (2007). He has translated into Catalan Wittgenstein’s Tractatus logico-philosophicus (1981) and Philosophical Investigations (1983), Ecce Homo (2007), Nietzsche’s Sobre veritat i mentida en sentit extramoral (2011) and Freud’s El malestar en la civilització 2008). He has also adapted the Philosophy for Children project (1987-1995) and directed the updating of J. Ferrater Mora’s Diccionario de Filosofía (1994).
See the tribute to Josep-Maria Terricabras on the occasion of his retirement as Professor at the University of Girona, when he became Professor Emeritus. In 2021 he was awarded the Jaume Vicens Vives Distinction for university teaching quality.