Adela Cortina was born in Valencia in 1947. She has been a professor of Ethics and Legal, Moral and Political Philosophy at the University of Valencia since 1986, as well as director of the ÉTNOR Foundation for business and organisational ethics. In 1969 she entered the Metaphysics Department at the University of Valencia. The granting of a scholarship allows her to further her studies at the universities of Munich and Frankfurt, where she comes into contact with the philosophy of Jürgen Habermas and Karl-Otto Apel. Back in the recently inaugurated democratic Spain, in the second half of the 1970s, she considered the need to search for “ethics for all”, thereafter turning this science into the subject of her study and dedication. Her abundant production includes "Minimum Ethics" (1986), "Alliance and Contract" (2005), "The Frankfurt School: Criticism and Utopia" (2008).