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Date of appointment: 28 june 1990.

By proposal of: Faculty of Philosophy and Education Sciences.

Date of investiture: 25 january 1991.

Sponsor: Dr. Fernando Montero Moliner and Dr. Carlos Mínguez Pérez.

Biographical outline:

Carlos París Amador was born in Bilbao in 1925.

After developing a long academic career, he got the Chair of Philosophy at the University of Santiago with 25 years. He passed through the University of Valencia and the Autonomous University of Madrid, being in this last where he created in 1968 the Department of Philosophy, which he directed until his retirement in 1992, and which was temporarily closed by the dictatorship.

When democracy was restored, he was elected Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters.
Carlos París gave lectures and gave seminars in various universities in Europe, Latin America and the United States and participated in numerous international and national conferences and in 1993 he was a visiting professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

He was President of the Scientific, Literary and Artistic Athenaeum of Madrid, Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Valencia, Professor Emeritus at the Autonomous University of Madrid and President of the Spanish Society of Philosophy.

Outstanding works:

    Physics and philosophy, 1952
    Science, knowledge, being, 1957
    Technical world and authentic existence, 1959 and 1973
    Unamuno Structure of his intellectual world, 1968 and 1989
    Man and nature, 1970
    Philosophy, science, society, 1972
    The current Spanish university. Possibilities and frustrations, 1974
    Philosophy (Textbook for BUP in collaboration with Carlos Mínguez), 1977 and 1983
    The abduction of culture, 1978 and 1983
    The class struggle, 1977 and 1978
    Under mocking constellations, 1981
    The function of thought in our time of crisis, 1983
    Criticism of nuclear civilization. Technology and violence, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1994
    The speculatrix machine. Four sarcasms about our world, 1989
    Science, technology and social transformation, 1992
    The cultural animal. Biology and culture in human reality, 1994
    Fantasy and modern reason. Don Quixote, Odysseus and Faust, 2001
    Memories over half a century. From the Counter-Reformation to the Internet, 2006
    Radical ethics. The abysses of the current civilization, 2012