José María Valverde

José María Valverde (Valencia de Alcántara, 1926 - Barcelona, 1996) was a philosopher, poet, literary critic, essayist, historian of ideas and translator, Valverde studied philosophy at the University of Madrid. In 1956 he obtained the chair of Aesthetics at the University of Barcelona, which he resigned in 1965 in solidarity with professors Agustín García Calvo, Enrique Tierno Galván and José Luis Aranguren, expelled from the University of Madrid by the academic authorities of the Regime. In 1977 he returned to Barcelona and resumed his position at the university. In 1983 he received the Cross of Sant Jordi and in 1985 the Grand Cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise.


Call for abstracts

The Ferrater Mora Chair will focus this year’s Trias Symposium on the work and figure of JOSÉ MARÍA VALVERDE (Valencia de Alcántara, 1926 - Barcelona, 1996), commemorating the 25th anniversary of his death. The Symposium is organized jointly with the Democratic Memorial and will take place at the Ateneu Barcelonès (c / Canuda, 6 - Barcelona) on December 16 and 17, 2021. Should circumstances prevent it, the Symposium will be held online.

The call for abstracts for the Symposium is now open. The deadline for submission is August 31, 2021. At the beginning of September the scientific committee of the symposium will communicate to those interested the acceptance or not of the proposal. Length: 2 pages maximum. Proposals should be sent to