Dr. Josep-Maria Terricabras

He holds a PhD in philosophy and educational sciences from the University of Barcelona and the University of Münster.

He has made research stays at the same University of Münster (with Extraordinary Doctorate Award), at Saint John’s College (Cambridge) and at the University of Berkeley (California). He is professor emeritus of philosophy and honorary director of the Ferrater Mora Chair of Contemporary Thought at the University of Girona. He was elected a full member of the IEC in 1995. Since 2006 he has been a member of the International Committee of the Centro Filosofico Internazionale Karl-Otto Apel (Acquappesa-Coseza/Italy), and since 2008 of the Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaf. In 2000 he received the Narcís Monturiol medal for scientific and technological merit from the Generalitat de Catalunya, and in 2021 the Vicens Vives Distinction for university teaching quality.

He is a specialist in contemporary philosophy, specifically the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein, which he has translated into Catalan; he has also translated Nietzsche and Freud. He has been the introducer in the Catalan Countries of the project “Philosophy 3/18 (Philosophy for Children)” and has directed the updating of Ferrater Mora’s Dictionary of Philosophy, which since 2020 has been digitized and expanded at https://www.diccionariodefilosofia.es/ .

He has been President of the Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee of International PEN (2008-2014), Member of the European Parliament and President of the European Free Alliance group (2014-2019).

See also tribute to Josep-Maria Terricabras on the occasion of his retirement as Professor at the University of Girona, when he became Professor Emeritus.