Professor of Political and Social Philosophy, University of the Basque Country

Daniel Innerarity

Professor of Political and Social Philosophy at the University of Zaragoza, Spain, he is a visiting professor at the University of Paris 1-Sorbonne. He is director of the Instituto de Gobernanza Democrática, a researcher at the University of the Basque Country, former Fellow of the Fundación Alexander von Humboldt at the University of Munich, Visiting Professor at the Robert Schuman in the European University Institute of Florence and Visiting Fellow in the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a member f the Academy of Latinity and of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Salzburg). He is currently Directeur d’Études Associé de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (Paris). His latest books include Ética de la Hospitalidad; La transformación de la política (III Miguel de Unamuno Essay Prize and the 2003 National Literature Prize in the Essay category); this work earned him a place in the exclusive and famous list of the “25 great minds of the world,” published by the Nouvel Observateur in its 40th anniversary; La sociedad invisible (Prize Espasa for Essay, 2004); and El nuevo espacio publico. He has also received the Prize for Humanities, Culture, Arts and Social Sciences from the Basque Studies Society/Eusko Ikaskuntza in 2008 and the Príncipe de Viana Culture Prize 2013. He says he is an optimist “for one sole reason: to be pessimist you have to be very sure; and I have doubts…”.