22/04/2013

The duty to live our own life

José Luis Sampedro was a writer, humanist and Spanish economist who advocated an economy ‘more humane, more caring, able to contribute to developing the dignity of people’.

In 2008 he was awarded with the Medal of the Order of Charlemagne of the Principality of Andorra; in April 2009 was honored as doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Seville; in June 2010 was awarded the International Prize XXIV Menéndez Pelayo for their ‘multiple contributions to human thought’ from its facets as an economist, writer and teacher, and that same year the Spanish Council of Ministers awarded him with the Order of Arts and Letters of Spain for ‘his outstanding literary career and his thought committed to the problems of his time’; in 2011 received the National Prize for Spanish Letters and in 2012 was invested Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Alcalá.

Sampedro exercised his critical humanism about moral and social decadence of the West, of neoliberalism and the brutalities of ‘wild capitalism’. In reference to this, contributed their grain of sand on the protests in Spain in May 2011 writing the preface to the Spanish edition of the book ‘Indignez-vous!’ (Outrage!) by Stéphane Hessel.

In this video he talks about the duty to live a life, on the naturalness of death and on the validity of the slogan of the French Revolution: Liberty, equality and fraternity.

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