About David López

David López was born in Madrid in 1964. He studied law at the San Pablo-CEU University and took doctorate courses at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Complutense University. He also studied Vedic and Sanskrit in the same University, and is fluid in Spanish, English, German and French.

He worked for fifteen years as a lawyer specialized in Commercial Law, with his own law firm in Madrid, until, at the age of 39, he decided to dedicate himself completely to Literature and Philosophy. Among his clients of the law firm there were two important German multinationals.

Author of three novels: El filósofo del martillo (Editorial Planeta, Madrid 2001); El bosque de albaricoques (Editorial Imagine, Madrid 2002); and El nuevo filósofo del martillo  (Createspace Independent Pub-Amazon, 2013)

Between 1998 and 2000 he wrote a weekly column in Diario 16 entitled “Siluetas en mi caverna” in which he mixed political and social news with Philosophy.

He directed for 11 years (2004-2015) the Free School of Philosophy in Ámbito Cultural (Madrid).

He has taught numerous courses and conferences and has participated in several radio programs on Philosophy.

He worked as a literary critic of for Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos (Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development-Ministry of Foreign Affairs) between the years 2009 and 2011.

In 2014 he published an article in the Yearbook of the Schopenhauer Society (95. Jahrbuch der Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft 2014, Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg) under the title “Die Magie in Schopenhauers Metaphysik: ein Weg, um uns als ‘magisches Nichts’ zu erkennen” [The magic in the metaphysics of Schopenhauer: a way to know ourselves as ‘magical nothingness’].

In 2018 he has carried out PhD-research in German philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Germany). The outcome of such research has made possible the completion of his thesis “The place of magic in Schopenhauer’s philosophical system”.

David López started publishing this blog of Philosophy in January 2009. Currently, it is read by people from more than 40 countries around the world.