Javier Prado Galán ( Torreón, Coahuila , Mexico , July 1 , 1959 ) is a Mexican philosopher and writer . His work reflects his vocation for Ethics , which has led him to be considered an intellectual devoted to philosophical thought. [ 1 ]
Son of Miguel Prado Ruiz and Alicia Galán Flores, he has six siblings: Alicia, Miguel, Gilberto, Fernando, Patricia and Teresa. Gilberto is an internationally recognized writer for his work. Because his father was a mining engineer, Javier lived in various cities of Zacatecas and Coahuila , including his native Torreón .
The Regional Technological Institute of La Laguna marked the beginning of his training as an engineer. However, in 1980, Prado chose to enter the Society of Jesus , where he graduated as a Bachelor of Philosophy and Social Sciences from ITESO and a Bachelor of Theology from the Colegio Máximo de Cristo Rey. In addition, he completed a Master's Degree in Philosophy from the Ibero-American University of Mexico City and holds the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the National Autonomous University of Mexico .
Academic and university, Javier Prado has been a professor at various institutions, such as the Southeast Regional Seminary, the Conference of Major Superiors of Religious of Mexico (CIRM), the Free Institute of Philosophy and Sciences, the Ibero-American University (Mexico City and León ) and the College of Knowledge. In this context, he has directed or read more than forty bachelor's, master's or doctoral theses. [ citation required ]
Prado was coordinator of the Youth Ministry of the Society of Jesus between 1992 and 1996, national advisor of the youth movement of the Christian Life Communities from 1993 to 1998) and national advisor of the youth of the Ecclesial Base Communities in the same period. He is currently the Academic General Director of the Universidad Iberoamericana León . [ 2 ]
Javier Prado is also a musical composer. He has a couple of productions to his credit: "Sorteando las waves" and "Mass for peace and justice." In addition, he hosted the cultural program “Sobremesa”, on Ibero 90.9 between 2011 and 2012. Currently, Javier Prado is Deputy Director of Editorial ArteletrA .
Javier Prado has specialized in general in Philosophy and in particular in Ethics. Although he has also ventured into other branches of the so-called Practical Philosophy: Political Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Religion.
He has been a prolific author especially in the field of ethics. Of his sole authorship he has published
- Ethics without disguises. An approach to the anthropology, culture and ethics of our time (Editorial UIA ITESO, Guadalajara, 1998)
- Ethics, profession and means. The commitment to freedom in the ecstasy of communication (Editorial UIA, Cuadernos de Fe y Cultura, No. 9, Mexico, 1999)
- Fernando Savater: greatness and misery of vitalism (Editorial UIA, México, 2002) 
- Solomon at the crossroads. Three ethical dilemmas (Editorial Calima, Maradentro, No. 1, Palma de Mallorca, 2004)
- El Marido, Don Juan y Narciso: The ethics and aesthetics of postmodernity (Editorial Calima, Territorios, No. 13, Palma de Mallorca, 2009), 
- Own temperature (Editorial Axial Arteletra, Mexico, 2011) 
- From Bolonia to Ibero (Editorial Arteletra Axial, Mexico, 2014) Moradas. Ten ethics (Editorial Arteletra Axial, Mexico, 2016).
In addition, he published the plaquettes Daytime Dreams (2006-2007) in Editorial Arteletra, México, 2008 Darwin, Rorty, Bergson and neurohumanidades in Editorial Arteletra, México, 2010.
He has co-authored the following texts: Globalization and ethics: Painless morality and dissolution of values in Hamui-Halabe (comp.), Social effects of globalization, Editorial Noriega, Col. Reflection and Analysis, México, 2000; Ortega and the university reform in Plascencia Castellanos, Germán, (coord.), Free Word condition of the University, Editorial UIA, Mexico, 2006; The future of the university. Reflections on interdisciplinarity in et al., Academic disciplines in the global village. University without Condition Seminar, Editorial UIA, Mexico, 2007; Notes for a university management with Ignatian style in Gómez, Carlos (Coord.), From the entrails of the University. University seminar without condition, Editorial UIA, Mexico, 2008, and The profile of the university professor in the era of hypervigilance in Buj,
Numerous articles by Javier Prado have been published in the magazines "Brecha, the journalistic alternative", "Xipe Totek", "Revista de Filosofía de la UIA", "Estudios Políticos de la UNAM", "Arteletra", "Acequias", "Magistralis", "Day Seven", Newspaper "El Universal", "Barrio", "Colofón", "IBERO", among others.
- Muñoz Vargas, Jaime (2005). «Grandeur, misery and insufficiency of vitalism. Savater in full length . Retrieved August 3, 2017 .
- «Organization chart» . Retrieved August 3, 2017 .