About the Author
Javier Muguerza is Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy at the Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (U. N. E. D.) in Madrid. He is the author, among other publications, of La razon sin esperanza (2nd ed., 1986); La alternativa del disenso (1989; translated as The Alternative of Dissent by Philip Silver, in The Tanner Lectures X, edited by G. B. Peterson); and Etica, disenso y derechos humanos (2nd ed., 2000). In addition, he is the editor of the collective volumes La concepcion analitica de la filosofia (3rd ed., 1986) and Ethik aus Unbehagen. 25 Jahre ethische Diskussion in Spanien (Ethics from Discontent: 25 Years of Ethical Discussion in Spain; 1995). He was the co-founder and first director of the Instituto de Filosofia of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (C. S. I. C.) in Madrid, whose journal Isegoria he currently directs. He has coordinated the Academic Committee of the Enciclopedia Iberoamericana de Filosofia since its inception.