Miguel Catalán

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Miguel CatalánMiguel Catalán González (Valencia, 1958) studied Philosophy in the University of Valencia, where he graduated and then got his PhD in 1991, with the theses John Dewey y la superación del dualismo. An abridged version has been published (Pensamiento y acción, Barcelona, 1994). After some time as a high school teacher he started teaching Ethics and Professional Deonthology in the Cardenal Herrera-CEU University in Valencia. In 2002 he published the first of a series of works on falsehood: Diccionario de falsas creencias (Barcelona: Ronsel, 2002). Since then and until now he has worked on a research project about deception, the results of which he has published in the Pseudology treatise, of which at the moment he has published the three first volumes:El prestigio de la lejanía (Barcelona: Ronsel, 2004), Antropología de la mentira (Madrid: Taller de Mario Muchnik, 2005) y Anatomía del secreto (Madrid: Taller de Mario Muchnik, 2008).

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An interview with Miguel Catalán

Answers from this author by topic

What is knowledge?

“We have always been guilty”

Knowledge
Is there an external reality?

“The drama of life is written for only one performance”

External Reality
What is consciousness?

“For man to be born from animality, it is necessary to hide and deceive”

Consciousness
On truth

“The only interesting biographies are those which are not written”

Truth
What is the meaning of life?

“The most interesting and subtle of deceptions is self-deception”

Meaning of life
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