Eugeni d’Ors

There is no doubt that Eugenio d’Ors (Barcelona 1881 - Vilanova i la Geltrú 1954) was an intellectual with an extraordinary capacity for organising and renewing thought, and that, in the first quarter of the 20th century, he exerted a profound and lasting influence not only among very important sectors of the intellectuality but also on all Catalan public opinion.

The figure of D’Ors must be considered in his entire production. For this reason, beyond the frustration that his departure from Catalonia may have caused to many scholars and beyond the frustration that he himself felt when he was ignored and isolated when he finally returned home, his philosophical, cultural, aesthetic and political thought must be reviewed in the light of the new knowledge that we have, both direct and indirect, thanks above all to the fact that in recent years we have had better editions of some of his works. Only the study of his texts and his legacy can help to give an accurate, dispassionate view of the importance of Eugeni d’Ors in the panorama of 20th century Catalan thought.

See Eugenio d’Ors’ biography at escriptors.catand Ferrater Mora’s article Eugeni d’Ors. Sentit d’una filosofia.



The Thought of Eugeni d’Ors

Girona, 27th and 28th November 2008
Click here to download the program in pdf)

Thursday, November 27th

Friday, November 28th

  • El “Glosari” d’Eugeni d’Ors com a magne autoretrat intel·lectual, by Xavier Pla  (Universitat de Girona)
  • Ors i el misticisme europeu d’entreguerres, by Mercè Rius (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • Ors com a inventor de tradicions, by Josep Maria Murgades (Universitat de Barcelona)
  • L’estranyament de la norma - les ironies del Pantarca, by Antoni Mora (Madrid)
  • Conclusion of the Symposium


Thursday, November 27th, 2008

  • Eugeni d’Ors maragallat, by Jaume Trabal 
  • El protofeixisme de La Ben Plantada: Empúries, la Setmana Tràgica, Líbia…, by Henry Ettinghausen (Universitat de Southampton (campus de la Pera))
  • Habent sua fata libelli. Lídia Noguer: lectora paranoica de Xènius, by Oriol Ponsatí Murlà (Universitat de Girona)
  • Nació, Europa, Imperi: conceptes en tensió. El pensament d’Eugeni d’Ors durant la Gran Guerra, by Maximiliano Fuentes Codera (Universitat de Girona)
  • A vueltas con el pragmatismo: Eugeni d’Ors y Ferrater Mora, by Marta Torregrosa and Jaime Nubiola (Universidad de Navarra)

Click here to see the vídeo of the papers.


In 2010 the volume El pensament d’Eugeni d’Ors was published by Documenta Universitària, Girona. In addition to the speakers at the symposium, Margarida Casacuberta and Antonino González also wrote contributions, invited by the Chair.

Click here to read Joan Cabó’s review published in the Revista d’Història de la Filosofia Catalana, number 3, 2012,