Jaume Casals, rector of UPF
Dr Jaume Casals is a Professor of Philosophy at UPF and its rector since 2013, where he has also been the Chairman of Academic Board of Continuing Education Institute (IDEC) and Executive Vice-President (2009-2013), Vice-Rector for Teaching Staff (2005-2009) and for Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies (2001-2005), as well as Dean of Faculty of Humanities (2000-2001).
Senior fellow of the Institute for Catalan Studies, his main lines of research include the Greek genesis of modern and contemporary thought, philosophy and literature. He has translated and edited works by Montaigne, Montesquieu, Berkeley and Bergson, and is the author of 40 articles and the books La filosofía de Montaigne (The Philosophy of Montaigne); L’experiment d’Aristòtil. Literatura d’una incursió en la metafísica (Aristotle’s Experiment: Literature of an Incursion into Metaphysics); El pou de la paraula. Una història de la saviesa griega (The Well of Words: A History of Greek Wisdom) and El aprendizaje de la muerte en la historia de las ideas (Learning from Death in the History of Ideas).
He was also President of the University Libraries Consortium of Catalonia (CBUC, 2005-2009), joint editor-en-chief of the journal L’Avenç (1999-2000) and contributor and member of the editorial boards of various international scientific series on Renaissance literature and philosophy .