Alfonso López Quintás


Category: Philosopher, writer and Professor
Birth Date: 21st April 1928
Birth Place: Santiago de Franza - Mugardos (A Coruña)
Telephone: 91 3593347
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 Curriculum

He studied the ecclesiastic career from 1942 to 1951 and Philology and Philosophy in Salamanca, Madrid, Munich and Viena (1951-1960). He took a doctor's degree in Philosophy at 'Complutense' University in Madrid (1963) and worked as a Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at 'Complutense' University (1974). He is a member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences (Madrid, 1986) and member of the board of directors of the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (Washington). He was one of the founders and collaborators of 'Xabier Zubiri' Philosophy Seminar (Madrid). He also founded and promoted the educational project called 'Escuela de pensamiento y Creatividad' (1987). He gave courses and lectures in several European and Latin American countries.

 Work & Activities

He wrote forty-two works about Philosophy. These are some of the most important ones: Metafísica de lo suprasensible, El triángulo hermenéutico, Filosofía española contemporánea, Estética de la creatividad, La juventud actual entre el vértigo y el éxtasis, Cinco grandes tareas de la Filosofía actual, Vértigo y éxtasis. Bases para una vida espiritual, La experiencia estática y su poder formativo, Manual de formación ética del voluntario, La revolución oculta, La cultura y el sentido de la vida, El conocimiento de los valores, Cómo formarse en ética a través de la literatura, Inteligencia creativa, El amor humano. Su sentido y su alcance, La formación para el amor, Cómo lograr una formación integral. El modo óptimo de realizar la función tutorial, El libro de los valores (in collaboration with G. Villapalos), Literatura y formación humana, Romano Guardini, maestro de vida, El poder del diálogo y del encuentro, and El espíritu de Europa.

 Other Interesting Aspects

The project 'Escuela de Pensamiento y Creatividad' was spread all over Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Perú. This project is based on the education of children and young people to get creativity and values by means of reading and watching films.