Victoria Camps

Philosopher, Person

1941 –

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Who is Victoria Camps?

Victoria Camps is a Spanish philosopher and professor of ethics.

She obtained a degree in philosophy at the University of Barcelona, completing her thesis, entitled “La dimensión pragmática del lenguaje”, in 1975.

She has been the vice-rector, lecturer and full professor of ethics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She has participated in the bioethics committees of the Hospital del mar and of the Hospital de la Vall d’Hebron.

Between 1993 and 1996 she was a senator for the Socialist Party of Catalonia .

She is currently a member of the Bioethics Committee of Spain and collaborates in journals such as “Isegoría” and “Letra internacional”. As a philosopher, she is deemed a very influential author and one of the main inheritors of the thought of philosophers José Luis Aranguren y José Luis Ferrater Mora.

Her work and ideas cover a vast arrays of topics, from pragmatics to theology, and from the exclusion of women from work to ideals of well-being and citizenship in the modern state, together with ethics in communication and in public representation.

In 2008 she became the 22nd recipient of the Menéndez Pelayo International Prize

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