Joxe Azurmendi

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Date of Birth March 19, 1941
Place of Birth Spain
Age 79 years old
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Joxe Azurmendi

Joxe Azurmendi Otaegi is a Basque writer, philosopher, essayist and poet. He has published numerous articles and books on ethics, politics, the philosophy of language, technique, Basque literature and philosophy in general. He is member of Jakin and the director of Jakin irakurgaiak, a publishing house which has published over 40 books under his management. He also collaborated with the Klasikoak publishing firm in the Basque translations of various philosophical works and was one of the founders of Udako Euskal Unibertsitatea. He is currently a Professor of Modern Philosophy and a lecturer at Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea. In 2010 he was awarded the title "honorary academic" by Euskaltzaindia. Azurmendi is an intellectual who studies the problem more than the solution. Azurmendi's essays cover modern European topics in great depth and knowledge. He has incorporated the philosophy and thinking of European thinkers, especially German ones. He often adopts a polemic tone.

About Joxe Azurmendi

Basque writer, philosopher, and essayist best known for his numerous published works on the philosophy of language.

Before Fame

He was a graduate of the University of the Basque Country where he studied Philosophy and Theology.


He published his most prestigious work Espainolak eta euskaldunak or The Spanish and the Basques in 1992.

Family Life

His family was residing in Zegama when he was born.


He and soccer player Ivan Campo were both born in Basque County.

Information related to Joxe Azurmendi

  • Volksgeist - Volksgeist is a German loanword for a unique "spirit" possessed collectively by each people or nation.
  • Scholars of modern philosophy
  • Basque-language poets
  • Scholars of Marxism
  • University of the Basque Country faculty
  • University of the Basque Country alumni
  • Basque writers
  • Basque philosophers
  • Scholars of nationalism
  • Philosophers of technology
  • Spanish essayists
  • University of Münster alumni
  • Philosophers of culture
  • Social philosophers
  • Philosophers of religion
  • Philosophers of language
  • Political philosophers
  • Continental philosophers
  • Moral philosophers
  • 21st-century essayists
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