Fernando Savater

Philosopher, Author

1947 –


Who is Fernando Savater?

Fernando Fernández-Savater Martín is one of Spain's most popular living philosophers, as well as an essayist and celebrated author.

Born in San Sebastián, 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 of 2012 he was awarded the prestigious Octavio Paz Prize of Poetry and Essay.

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Jun 21, 1947
Donostia / San Sebastián
Also known as
  • Саватер, Фернандо
  • 费尔南多·萨瓦特尔
  • Spain

on July 23, 2013


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