, "> José Ferrater Mora, 1963
Biographical Sketch
1912 Born in Barcelona, October 30.
1922-25 Completes prebaccalaureate and commercial studies in Colegio de Santa Maria del Collell.
1925-29 Works as a clerk in a bank, in a utility company, and in a car agency while pursuing studies and taking examinations for the A.B. degree.
1929-36 Works as a free-lance translator and editor for several publishing firms while supporting his studies for the completion of the A.B. and Licenciado en Filosofía degrees at the University of Barcelona.
1932 Receives A.B. degree. Enters the University of Barcelona.
1935 Publishes first book: Cóctel de verdad.
1936 Completes Licenciado en Filosofía degree.
1936-39 Enlists in Loyalist Army, Eastern Front. He is given a clerical position in the Intelligence Section of the Advanced Headquarters of the Loyalist Army of the East. He spends four months in a sanitarium in the Pyrenees.
1939 Crosses the Spanish-French border when Catalonia is occupied by Franco's troops. He lives in exile in Paris for three months.
1939-41 Travels to Havana, Cuba. He lectures, translates, teaches summer courses and prepares the first edition of the Dictionary.
1941-47 Goes to Santiago de Chile to teach a summer course at the University of Chile. A few months later, he is appointed Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chile.
1947-48 Comes to US as a Guggenheim Fellow and lives in New York City.
1948-49 Guggenheim Fellowship renewed. He lives in Princeton, (befriended by Américo Castro) and Baltimore (befriended by the poet Jaime Salinas).
1949-50 Lecturer of Philosophy and Spanish, Bryn Mawr College.
1951-54 Associate Professor of Philosophy, Bryn Mawr College.
1955-80 Professor of Philosophy, Bryn Mawr College.
1957-58 Visiting Professor, Princeton University.
1960 Becomes an American citizen.
1960-61 Senior Scholar, American Council of Learned Societies.
1961 Lindley Lecturer at the University of Kansas.
1962-63 Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins University.
1963 John Gordon Stype Lecturer at Emory University.
Special Guest of the Mexican Government at the XIII International Congress of Philosophy.
1967-68 Visiting Professor, Temple University.
1969-74 Director, Program in the History and Philosophy of Science at Bryn Mawr College in cooperation with the University of Pennsylvania and the American Philosophical Society.
1971 President, International Symposium on Logic and the Philosophy of Science in Valencia, Spain.
1974 Special guest, First National Congress of Philosophy, Morelia, Mexico.
First recipient, Fairbanks Chair in the Humanities at Bryn Mawr College.
1976 The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, Bryn Mawr College.
1979 Doctor Honoris Causa, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.
1981 Professor Emeritus, Bryn Mawr College.
Special guest, National Congress of Philosophy, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Cultural Merit Award from the Spanish Government.
1982 Awarded the Cross of Isabel la Católica, Spain.
1983 Conference in his honor: "Homage to a Humanist" Syracuse University.
Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Columbia, Bogotá, Columbia.
Doctor Honoris Causa, Universiy of Tucumán, Argentina.
1984 Awarded the Great Cross of Alfonso el Sabio, Spain.
Awarded the Sant Jordi Cross, Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain.
1985 Awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize, Spain.
1986 Special guest of the Government of Argentina. He lectures in Buenos Aires and other cities.
Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Salta, Argentina.
Doctor Honoris Causa, University at a Distance, Madrid, Spain.
1987 Juan Carlos Chair, New York University.
1988 Special guest of the Government of Argentina. He again lectures in Buenos Aires and other cities.
Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.
Doctor Honoris Causa, Central University of Barcelona, Spain.
Special Recognition, ALDEEU.
1989 Inaugurates the Ferrater Mora Chair of Contemporary Thought at what is now the University of Girona, Spain.
1990 Directs summer school course, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
1991 Travels to Barcelona for publication of La señorita Goldie, suffers heart attack, dies Jan 30.
Posthumous award, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
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