José Ferrater Mora

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José Ferrater Mora
Native name
Josep Ferrater i Mora
Born(1912-10-30)30 October 1912
Barcelona, Spain
Died30 January 1991(1991-01-30) (aged 78)
Barcelona, Spain
Resting placeAshes scattered in Villanova, Pennsylvania
OccupationPhilosopher & essayist
Alma materUniversity 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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