Eduardo Nicol i Franciscà (1907-1990), philosopher, studied at the University of Barcelona and received his doctorate at the University of Madrid, where he attended the classes of Ortega, García Morente and Zubiri.
Nicol, for whom philosophy must be seen “as a rigorous science”, focuses his thoughts on expression, which is what constitutes and characterises human beings. Several stages are usually distinguished in his work: he starts with the elaboration of a speculative psychology, develops a whole anthropology and ends up trying a metaphysical systematization that is also a criticism of the symbolic reason. Nicol constantly corrects and reformulates the bases of his thought. He also highlights his approach to the conflict between reason and history from Parmenides to Heidegger, in which he criticises solipsism, nihilism and naturalism, emphasising the free and rational choice of the human being.
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