Julián Marías Aguilera (Valladolid, Madrid, 2005) earned a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Madrid and was a disciple of Ortega y Gasset. Although an outstanding essayist and distinguished philosopher, Marías did not teach in the Franco´s Spanish University due to ideological discrepancies; he was a lecturer in Europe and America. His presence in the Spanish intellectual world has been constant: he collaborated with relevant newspapers, was a member of the Royal Academy, and a senator by royal appointment. He presided over the Foundation for Sociological Studies from its creation in 1979 until his death. In 1974, he published The Social Justice and other Justices and in 1996, received the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities, shared with Indro Montanelli.