Josep Ferrater Mora

Shortly before his death, Josep Ferrater Mora donated his private library to the Chair. The library contains 7,255 volumes and 156 titles of magazines, as well as the private papers, films and collected letters of the philosopher.

In January 1991 Ferrater Mora made public his decision to donate his personal library to the General Study of Girona, currently the University of Girona (UdG). The fund consists of 7,255 volumes that encompass philosophy, literature, cinema, religion, history and sociology; 156 titles of magazines covering equally diverse subjects, with notable presence of philosophy; and correspondence, consisting of 6,748 letters. In the spring of 1992, the books arrived from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and in the summer of the same year the cataloguing began, coinciding with the automation of the Catalogue of the Library of the UdG, which allowed for the maximum dissemination of this legacy.

This accessibility translates into a high index of loan requests from other institutions. This is also due to the characteristics of the fund, with first editions of major works in the history of philosophy, the complete works of philosophers from all periods and traditions and works collected from Ferrater Mora’s route in exile in Cuba and Chile and during his later stay as a professor at Bryn Mawr College from the late forties.

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