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Adela Cortina in conversation with Iñaki Gabilondo

75 years of Paidós

Arequipa 2020, 

Do you know what “aporophobia” is? Do you feel you live in an unequal society that discriminates against certain people or groups? The writer and philosopher, Adela Cortina (Spain), has various honorary doctorates, is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, is a professor at the University of Valencia, Director of the Étnor Foundation and has been on the jury, several times, of the Prince and Princess of Asturias awards both for Communications and Humanities, and the Social Sciences. In the 1990s she invented the term “aporophobia”, a term that gives the title of her most recent book, Aporofobia, el rechazo al pobre (“Aporophobia, the Rejection of the Poor”). From the Greek áporos, meaning “poor”, “without resources”, and fobéo, that is to say to “fear”, therefore “aporophobia” means “a fear of the poor”. In conversation with Iñaki Gabilondo.