Jaume Casals

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aume Casals (Barcelona, 1958), current Rector of Pompeu Fabra University and Professor of Philosophy at UPF (since 2003). He received his Doctorate in Philosophy summa cum laude from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB, 1984). A senior fellow of the Institute for Catalan Studies (Institut d'Estudis Catalans), before becoming Rector of UPF (June 2013), Casals was the Academic Board Chairman and Executive Vice-President of the UPF's Continuing Education Institute (IDEC), as well as UPF Vice-Rector for Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies (2001-2005) and for Teaching Staff (2005-2009).

Jaume Casals is the author of philosophical works comprising books, articles, chapters in collective books and annotations in works by eminent classic, modern and contemporary philosophers. He has translated and edited works by Montaigne, Montesquieu, Berkeley and Bergson, among others. Some of his most significant works are La filosofia de Montaigne [The Philosophy of Montaigne] (1986); L'experiment d'Aristòtil. Literatura d'una incursió en la metafísica [Aristotle's Experiment: Literature of an Incursion into Metaphysics] (1992); El pou de la paraula. Una història de la saviesa grega [The Well of Words: A History of Greek Wisdom] (1996) and, more recently, El aprendizaje de la muerte en la historia de las ideas [Learning from Death in the History of Ideas] (2010). He was joint editor-in-chief of the journal, L'Avenç (1999-2000), and contributor and member of the editorial boards of various international publishing houses with scientific book series on Renaissance literature and philosophy. His main lines of research are the history of ancient and modern philosophy, the Greek genesis of contemporary rationality, the conflict between language and languages, and more recently, the genealogy of contemporary humanism.

He is a music lover and keen mountain climber.

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