José Ferrater Mora

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José Ferrater Mora
Native name Josep Ferrater i Mora
Born (1912-10-30)October 30, 1912
Barcelona, Spain
Died January 30, 1991(1991-01-30) (aged 78)
Barcelona, Spain
Resting place Ashes scattered in Villanova, Pennsylvania
Occupation Philosopher & essayist
Nationality Spanish
Alma mater University of Barcelona

José Ferrater Mora or Josep Ferrater i Mora (in Catalan) (30 October 1912 – 30 January 1991) was a Spanish philosopher. He was the author of over 35 books, including a four-volume Diccionario de filosofía (Dictionary of Philosophy, 1944) and Being and Death: An Outline of Integrationist Philosophy (1962).[1]

He became known for his inclusion of humans and non-human animals within the same moral sphere, or continuum, arguing that the difference was one of degree, not kind. The Ferrater Mora Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics is named after him.[1]


  1. ^ a b "José Ferrater Mora", Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, accessed 25 May 2010.

Further reading[edit]

  • Horta, Óscar. La filosofía moral de J. Ferrater Mora. Documenta Universitaria, Girona, 2008.

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