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José María Lassalle

José María Lassalle

José María Lassalle

José María Lassalle (Santander, 1966) is a PhD in Law. He began his his professional career as a researcher and professor at the University of Cantabria and the University Carlos III of Madrid. He was the scientific coordinator of the Centro de Estudios Hispánicos e Iberoamericanos of the Foundation Carolina and later, director of this institution.

In 2004 he began his political activity as a member of the Spanish Congress for Cantabria. He combined his dedication to politics with his teaching activity at the San Pablo-CEU University at the Universidad San Pablo-CEU and the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. In 2011, he was appointed Secretary of State for Culture and in 2016 for Digital Agenda. In July 2018 he left politics.

He is the author of numerous essays and academic publications on political thought and Anglo-Saxon philosophy and writes for El País and La Vanguardia. He is also a contributor to Las mañanas de RNE and La SER.He is currently a private consultant and analyst; Director of the Forum for Technological Humanism of ESADE; member of the Open Internet Governance Institute of ESADE, member of the Board of Directors of the Cercle d'Economia de Barcelona, member of the Advisory Council of AMETIC, trustee of the National Library and the Hermes Foundation.

He is a professor of Philosophy of Law at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE).

His latest essays include The Wounded Liberalism. Vindication of freedom in the face of liberty in the face of the nostalgia of authoritarianism and Ciberleviathan. The collapse of the liberal democracy against the digital revolution, both with Arpa editorial.

AI and human authenticity

The reflection I propose is the need to develop a public policy that defines an ethic of human authenticity that, based on Hans Jonas's principle of responsibility human authenticity that, based on Hans Jonah's principle of responsibility, attributes to human beings the task of human beings the task of governing AI from a purpose of preservation of the anthropological and cultural foundations that, according to Hannah Arendt, define the human condition.

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