Books on Spanish and Catalan Thought

Filosofia contemporània a Catalunya

Barcelona, Edhasa, 1985, 398 pp.
Contemporary Philosophy in Catalonia


I) The ideological debate: From Catholic apologetics to Christian spiritualism - Jaume Balmes: Between old and new - From positivism to philosophy of science - Ramon Turró: A genetic theory of knowledge - Social thought: federalism, anarchism, nationalism, socialism - Manuel Sacristán: A philosophy of Marxism - II) The academic thought: Philosophy in university restoration - Ramon Martí d'Eixalà: analysis of consciousness - Xavier Llorens i Barba: philosophy of common sense - Manuel Milà i Fontanals in the beginning of aesthetics - Barcelona's Universitat Autònoma's philosophers - Joaquim Xirau: Love and education - Francesc Mirabent: A morality of beauty - Josep Ferrater i Móra: A crossing of languages - III) Cultural Modernity: From Renaixença to Noucentisme - Eugeni d'Ors: The volume of thought - Joan Crexells, a complete 20th-century philosophy - Philosophical writing under the dictatorship and the end of 20th century - Eugenio Trías: Being and passion.- Xavier Rubert de Ventós: Distressed modernity. 

Eugeni d'Ors i la ideologia del Noucentisme

Barcelona, La Magrana, 1988, 230pp. 
Eugeni d'Ors and Catalan Noucentisme Ideology


I) A study of Noucentisme aesthetics: Social aspects: “Art regenerador” - Rejection of positivism: ”Albir” - Post-pragmatism: “Joc” - Objective idealism: “Limits” - Rejection of social dialectics: “Tradició” II) A study of the Noucentisme ethics: The personal ethical imperative: “Obra ben feta” - The morality of personal perfection: “Reforma espiritual” - The moral norm of intersubjectivity: “Civilitat” - The collective ethical archetype: “Santa Continuïtat” III) A study of Noucentisme politics: A social class within another class: “Minoria” - A new enlightened despotism: “Ciutat” - The result of a non liberal nationalism: “Imperialisme” - The fall of bourgeois intellectuals: “Authority”

In its former presentation as doctoral thesis, this book won the 1982 Extraordinary Award of the School of Philosophy at the University of Barcelona. It also deserved the 1984 Joaquim Carreras i Artau Award of the Catalan Studies Institute.​

Joan Crexells en la filosofia dels Noucents

Barcelona, Dopesa, 1979, 220pp. 
Joan Crexells in 20th-Century Philosophy


Joan Crexells as a figure in Catalan culture and philosophy - Notions about contemporary Catalan philosophy - The philosophy of Joan Crexells: Science and philosophy - Formal logic - Epistemology - Philosophy of history - Balance and present importance of Crexells - Attachments

This book won the 1979 Joan Estelrich Prize of Catalan literature.

Entre Renaixença i Noucentisme

Estudis de filosofia

Barcelona, La Magranga, 1984, 135pp. 
Between Renaixença i Noucentisme. Philosophical Studies


The difficulty of writing a history of ideas - Considering Renaixença aesthetics - Milà i Fontanals and aesthetics - Valentí Almirall: philosophy of politics - Germany and its influence on Noucentisme - Nationalism and cosmopolitanism attached to philosophy of Noucentisme - Five glosses by Eugeni d'Ors: a review - Crexells' criticism of modern absolutism - Francesc Pujols and the illuminated science - What does “Catalan philosophy” mean?

Política noucentista

De Maragall a D'Ors

Catarroja, Afers, 1999, 155pp. 
Catalan Noucentisme Politics
From Maragall to D'Ors


Catalan Modernisme: nationalism and cosmopolitanism - Joan Maragall on plural society - Nietzsche in Maragall's thought - The republican radicalism of Gabriel Alomar - The ideology of Catalan architectonic modernism - From political culture to politics of culture - Noucentisme and civility - The “arbitrarisme” of Eugeni d'Ors - The aristocratic mind of D'Ors - D'Ors: willingness to endure - Mediterranean thought for action - The pragmatic nationalism of president Prat de la Riba. 

La ideologia nacionalista a Catalunya

Barcelona, Laia, 1988, 235pp.
The Nationalist Ideology in Catalonia


Balmes and traditionalist romanticism - Republicans and pre-Marxist socialists - Bourgeois regionalism - Pi i Margall and federalism - Almirall and former political Catalanism - Cultural Catalanism and expansive Latinism - The First International in Catalonia - Modernism: nationalism and cosmopolitanism - Torras i Bages and the Catalanist Catholic church - Consolidation of conservative nationalism - The doctrinal nationalism of Prat de la Riba - Joan Maragall and his civic ideas - Alomar and leftist Catalanism - Martí i Julià: nationalism and socialism - Noucentisme as a myth of arrangement - Bofill i Mates: nationalism as ethics - Crexells and intellectual Catalanism - Rovira i Virgili: the left face to nationalities - Serra i Moret: social-democracy in the 1920 decade - Anarchism and the libertarian union trade movement - Andreu Nin and Marxism in the 1930 decade - Carles Cardó and the starting Christian democracy - Political theory and the national quest after 1939.

Puntes al coixí

Converses amb pensadors catalans

Barcelona, Destino, 1989, 225pp. 
Lacemaking. Conversations with Catalan Thinkers


Rafael Argullol - Margarita Boladeras - Victòria Camps - Antoni Domènech - Josep Ferrater Móra - Salvador Giner - Joaquim Maristany - Jesús Mosterín - Salvador Pàniker - Josep Ramoneda - Josep-Maria Rovira Belloso - Xavier Rubert de Ventós - Josep-Maria Terricabras - Eugenio Trías - José-María Valverde

El nou catalanisme

Barcelona, Ariel, 2001, 184 pp. 
The New Catalanism 


This is a book put together with collaborations from various authors and of which the editors are Norbert Bilbeny and Angel Pes. Bilbeny wrote the chapter called “Is a non-nationalist catalanism possible?” Other collaborators include Maria Jesus Buxó, Miquel Caminal, Jordi Casassas, Antoni Castells, Salvador Giner, Àngel Pes, Ferran Requejo, Xavier Rubert de Ventós, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán.

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