Savater, Fernando

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Name
Savater, Fernando Gender: M
Martin, Fernando Fernandez-Savater
born on 21 June 1947 at 19:30 (= 7:30 PM )
Place San Sebastián, Spain, 43n19, 1w59
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Estadella
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 29°32' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 10°12 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 13°11'



Fernando Savater
photo: Gonzalo Merat, license cc-by-2.0

Biography

Spanish philosopher, he is one of Spain's most popular living philosophers, as well as an essayist and celebrated author.

He was an Ethics professor at the University of the Basque Country for over a decade. Presently he is a Philosophy professor at the Complutense University of Madrid. He has won several accolades for his literary work, which covers issues as diverse as contemporary ethics, politics, cinema and literary studies. In 1990, Savater and columnist and publisher, Javier Pradera, founded the magazine, Claves de Razón Práctica.

He has taken an active part in several organizations engaged with peace in the Basque Country and against terrorism and Basque nationalism, such as Movimiento por la Paz y la No Violencia, Gesto por la Paz, Foro Ermua, and currently ¡Basta Ya!.

He defines himself as an agnostic, an anglophile and a defender of the Enlightenment in the Voltaire tradition.

In November 2012 he was awarded the prestigious Octavio Paz Prize of Poetry and Essay.

He recently founded a new political party called Unión, progreso y democracia (Union, Progress and Democracy) with former socialist MP Rosa Díez in order to oppose different nationalist movements in Spanish mainstream politics. Critics have pointed out that their political outlook seems to be dominated by a strong Spanish nationalist ideology itself.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Estadella quotes his B.C. in hand

Categories

  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy