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Thought and Creativity: A Philosophy of the Fundamental Human Situation

You will learn about the fundamentals of human life and will learn to think with a grounding in the principles of experience.

Official name
A Philosophy of the Fundamental Human Situation
Degree certificate issued by La Salle
Modality On-site
Duration 20 Hours
Language Catalan
Places available 25
Credits 2-ECTS
Start Date 02 October 2024
Schedule Wednesday, from 18:30h to 21:30h
Location Barcelona

On this course, A Philosophy of the Fundamental Human Situation, students will learn to understand the human condition as exposure, and the essence of human life as a flexing of feeling.

Students will learn to think, building on the basics of experience, and they will see in what way the most relevant words are created in this reflection itinerary.

While the benefit is eminently personal, there will also be aspects that can be projected to various professional fields.


Josep M. Esquirol Calaf philosopher, professor of Philosophy at the University of Barcelona, and the Program in Thought and Creativity of La Salle-URL. Participates in state and European research projects. In the 2003 edition, he received the distinction to research the Generalitat de Catalunya

He has published twelve books and more than a hundred works in collective books and specialized journals. Ciutat de Barcelona Award (2015) and National Essay Award (2016) for  La resistencia íntima (Acantilado, 2015). He recently published La escuela del alma (Acantilado, 2024). 


Some or all of the cost of this course may be covered by FUNDAE training funds.

La Salle-URL is accredited by FUNDAE as a training provider, and we provide all the information required so you can request funding for your course from said body.​

We offer special bonuses to those companies that enroll several participants in the same course or in different courses within the current academic year.


“The best academic experience I’ve had in a long time. A space for discovery, for diving into fundamental concepts and for raising our sights to see that which is truly essential. It’s helped me both as a person and as a professional, as he teaches us to ask questions.”

Genís Roca, CEO of RocaSalvatella

“Every Wednesday, for two and a half hours, the team led by Josep Maria Esquirol helped us think about the fundamentals in life. In simple, profound terms. More than recommend this course, I’d say it’s absolutely essential. And urgent”.

Toni Segarra, Publicist

These sessions with Josep Maria Esquirol have helped me to fit together the various pieces of my own personal way of understanding life. It's been a privilege to be able to watch him think in person: he thinks and reflects in an way that's generous with those listening. This postgraduate course opens up possibilities, encourages you to read, to think, and sometimes even provokes, as part of a process that ends up being more intimate than it is collective.

Juliana Vilert, Director of Organisation and Staff at Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC)

"The programme has been a fantastic, fruitful experience. We got to reflect on what and how we think, as well as the effects of the way we think on the most essential, most radical, and most fundamental questions of the human condition, and this helped us to develop new perspectives on all kinds of issues, firing our curiosity and making us more creative. On top of this, we got to work with Josep Maria Esquirol, which was an extraordinary intellectual pleasure”.

Manuel Tresanchez, Deputy Manager, Banc Sabadell

“Reflecting on what it means to think, with the help of Josep Maria Esquirol, has been a privilege and a delight. As a professional, I learned about how to build in a more solid, committed way. As a person, it’s been a discovery that will stay with me forever. “

Mònica Campos, Executive Director of the National Theatre of Catalonia.