Audio Recordings (in Spanish)

Interview with Fernando Savater, in the “Meeting Up With” Lectures at the School of Law of the University of Valladolid (December 12, 2013)

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Participation at the Round Table “The Dignity of the Person, Ground for the System of Civil Rights” at the 2nd Conference “Spain and the Catholic Church: Economic Crisis and Christian Humanism” at the School of Law of the University of Valladolid (April 4, 2014)

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Lecture “Are Patriotism and Nationalism One and The Same Thing?” at the Athenaeum of Valladolid (April 7, 2014)

 

Interview, by Mario Noya in the Spanish radio station esRadio, about the Ten main threats that today challenge the Ideals of the Enlightenment (October 14, 2018). Plus, in this page of the Spanish online newspaper Libertad Digital you can check the ten books that I recommend as antidotes to each of these threats.

 

Audiovisual Recordings (in English and Spanish)

Speech at the closing session of the foundational congress of the paneuropean political party Volt (Madrid, November 18, 2018). My address deals with the main threats against European values that I detect today: Nationalism, Populism and what I call a “whining” Europeism.

Inauguration Lecture of the Courseyear 2018-2019 that I delivered on September 12, at the European University Miguel de Cervantes.

 

Lecture on Post-truth as a Feature of Hypermodern Times, at the international conference “Around Hypermodernism”, which place at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” of the University of Warsaw (Poland) on June 14, 2018.

 

Round table on Direct democracy? Referendums and populism in Latin America and Spain, at the Casa de América of Madrid, with the collaboration of the internet newspaper The Objective, on September 26, 2017.

 

Invited lecture Is It Possible to Teach Freedom? Paradoxes in the Education about Civic Values. A Spanish Case Study at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory of the University of Belgrade (Serbia), on July 3, 2015.

 

First part of the lecture How Can We Understand Baudrillard (Better) with the Help of the MTV Music Video Awards (in these other links you can reach the rest of the lecture: its second parte, its third part and its fourth part) at the Instituto Superior de Filosofía of Valladolid, during the Colloquium on “Arts, Literature and Contingency: Thinking about Education in a New Way”, organized by the Contemporary Society and Culture Seminar (Semsocu) of the European University Miguel de Cervantes and that Instituto (January 29th-30th, 2009).

 

Articles in Newspapers, Magazines and Websites

 

At the on-line newspaper The Objective I write an op-ed every second week since March 8, 2016, as well as other occasional contributions.

Some of those articles have been published as well by the World Economic Forum: Democracy is not what they told you at school and Who was (not) Martin Luther.

One of these articles has been translated to French at the website SoverainQuatre raisons pour lesquelles l’essor de Vox va se poursuivre (29 October 2018).

The newspaper El País published in January 15, 2018 my obituary about the philosopher Mario Perniola. (A copy with higher resolution can be found here). Also in El País I have signed with other authors the text España en común, España plural (Spain in common, Plural Spain) in April 4, 2016 (here, the paper version of this article).

I wrote op-eds for the Spanish on-line newspaper Vozpópuli between 2015 and 2016. The title for those contributions is Pólemos.

In the same on-line newspaper Vozpópuli I have written as well about the possibility of a “Clarity Act” for Catalonia (23/10/2015), on the different proposals on culture by the platforms of the main Spanish political parties (08/12/2015) at the election of December 20, 2015, on why the so-called “gender ideology” does not exist (24/12/2016) and a kind of manifesto called Against Dialogue (7/10/2017).

At Red Floridablanca I have published For a Humble Liberalism (14/11/2018).

The online newspaper El Semanal Digital has also published one of my op-eds: Are there five million Communists in Spain?

I have debated about animalism in op-eds published in newspapers like Libertad Digital (“Classical liberals and the animalist ideology”) or El Mundo-Diario de Valladolid (“Freedom and Truth”)

In number 8 (May 2012) of the magazine Zapping Magazine I published a text titled Philosophizing in front of the TV set, into the section “TV Asessment”

I have also collaborated with the website DRS? No, thanks, with an article on Why the deposit-refund system ruins the idea that recycling is a duty.

For the Bilbao newspaper El Correo I have written several op-eds about the Ethics of Journalism: e.g. about the limits of what we are allowed to see in TV or about privacy rights of famous people.

I also published at El Correo an obituary for Richard Rorty after his death in the summer of 2007; an obituary that an academic journal wanted to publish as well some time later

The Peruvian newspaper Expreso published in February 2005 a small reflection of mine about my favorite philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein

The cultural supplement Batuecas of the Salamanca newspaper Tribuna de Salamanca gave me the chance to expose some ideas about the relationship between Western and Indian Thought, at the time of the 2nd Spanish Indologist Conference at Salamanca (September 1997).

Liberalismo progresista (o por qué no es del todo aconsejable apellidar “liberal” a cualquiera que ansíe titularse como tal), my contribution to the Liberal Meeting at the Athenaeum of Madrid in January 2009. Other participants in the same debate were Pablo Casado, Albert Rivera, Ana Torme and Fernando Maura.

I spent some years (2006-2015) as a member of a political party in Spain. One of the results of such an activity were some op-eds that I published in newspapers like ABCVozpópuli, El Mundo-Diario de Valladolid, El Norte de Castilla or La Gaceta Regional (Salamanca). I also translated a text of political content for the online newspaper Rebelión.

Some of my appearances in Newspapers, Magazines and Websites

 

The Círculo Holmes, Spanish association of friends of Sherlock Holmes, published this interview about my book Rules. An essay introducing hermeneutics by way of Wittgenstein and Sherlock Holmes.

At Páginas Digital I have been interviewed about politics in Spain during its economic crisis (May 2015); the result of the last local and regional elections in Spain and the situation of its Catholic Church (July 2015); the relationship between Islamic terrorism and nihilism (January 2o16); the strengh of constitutional values in Spain (October 2016); and on the so-called “gender ideology” (January 2018).

At Xataka I have made some contributions to the debate on whether we are allowed to rape or kill a self-conscious robot and on whether forbidding or legalizing prostitution in Spain. I have defended legalizing it.

The Objective has also made me an interview as a presentation of my Op-Eds for that digital newspaper.

I was interviewed about ethics and politics, by Vidal Arranz, on the newspaper El Norte de Castilla, on March 2014. (The abridged web version of this interview may be read here). At the same publication, also Vidal Arranz reproduced some of my reflections on whether we are entering a “no sex” society.

At the digital newspaper Crónica Global  I have made some comments on Jordan Peterson’s work, especially in his book 12 rules for life.

I had the chance of enjoying a debate on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s philosophy at the National University of Colombia Radio (April 2012)

I was one of the many founding fathers on November 2009 of the on-line newspaper Factual, whose initial editor was Arcadi Espada

I was among the first 900 signatories, coming from 43 different countries, of the Blois Appeal, who appeared at the French newspaper Le Monde on November 28, 2008 in full-page. This campaign was coordinated by the association Freedom for History

I was interviewed by the Basque newspaper Berria in March 2007 about the ethics of hidden cameras