Victòria Camps

Victòria Camps

Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona

Victòria Camps
Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona

Her professional career included a period as a member of the Audiovisual Council of Catalonia from 2002 to 2008, and she was chairperson of the Commission for Television Content from 1993 to 1996, a period during which she was an independent senator for the socialist party of Catalonia and Spain, the PSC-PSOE.

 

Victòria Camps has published numerous essays on ethics, political philosophy and bioethics. These include Virtudes públicas (Public virtues) (Espasa Prize for Non-fiction), Una vida de calidad [A quality life], La voluntad de vivir (The will to live) and Creure en l'educació (Believing in education). Her most recent books are: El gobierno de las emociones (Managing the emotions) (National Non-fiction Prize), Breve historia de la ética (A brief history of ethics), Elogio de la duda (In praise of doubt), La fragilidad de una ética liberal (The fragility of a liberal ethics) and La búsqueda de la felicidad (The search for happiness).

 

Victòria Camps' professional achievements have been recognized with the Josep Maria Lladó Prize for freedom of expression in 1999; the Prize for Achievements in Education, awarded by the Regional Government of Andalucía in 1999; and the Menéndez Pelayo International Prize in 2008. She holds honorary doctorates from the universities of Huelva and Salamanca. In 2018 she was appointed Permanent Advisor to the State.