David López is a writer and philosopher.
International PhD in Philosophy (Spain, Germany, Italy and Brasil). His doctoral thesis analyzes the place of magic in Schopenhauer’s philosophical system, and was concluded at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany).
He fell in love, forever, with Philosophy at the age of fourteen at the Jaime Ferrán Institute (Collado Villalba-Madrid). He already passionately loved Literature since long before.
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 fluent in Spanish, English, German (Goethe-Zertifikat C2) and French.
He worked for fifteen years as a lawyer with his own law firm in Madrid. During that period of time, he participated as legal advisor in various international projects on energy and the environment. At 39 he decided to put at end to his career as a lawyer and to focus exclusively on Literature and Philosophy.
- Novels: El filósofo del martillo (Editorial Planeta, Madrid 2001); El bosque de albaricoques (Editorial Imagine, Madrid 2002); El nuevo filósofo del martillo (Createspace Independent-Amazon, 2013).
- Non-fiction: La magia: clave de acceso al sistema filosófico de Schopenhauer (Kindle Direct Publishing-Amazon, 2020)
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 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) 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’].
He started publishing this blog of Philosophy in January 2009. Currently, it is read by people from more than 40 countries around the world.
He was born in Madrid in 1964 and has two children: Lucía and Nicolás.