José Antonio Ibáñez-Martín Mellado was appointed in 2010 Professor Emeritus of Philosophy of Education at the Complutense University of Madrid and is currently Vice-Chancellor of Teaching and Doctorate at the International University of La Rioja (UNIR) and Director of the Spanish Journal of Pedagogy. At the end of 2013 King Juan Carlos I granted the great cross of Alfonso X the Wise, which is awarded to those who possess exceptional merits in the fields of education, science, culture, teaching and research, thus continuing a tradition of the most well-known representatives of the pedagogical sciences in Spain, as it was previously received by Victor García Hoz, Mariano Yela, Antonio Millán-Puelles, among others. He has also been awarded numerous awards, including the National Prize for Literature, which he won in 1975, and the Marqués de la Vega de Armijo Prize from the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences in 1974. At his In 2012, an ebook was published in his honor and a monographic issue was published as an academic homage, with 41 university professors from four different countries collaborating in both publications. In 2017 he presented his latest book entitled Horizons for Educators. The educational professions and the promotion of human fullness (Madrid, Dykinson), at the Rafael del Pino Foundation, where more than 150 people attended, whose act was echoed by several national media, such as ABC in its printed edition of April 6, 2017. José Antonio Ibáñez-Martín is considered the initiator in Spain of analytical philosophy applied to the field of education and one of the greatest exponents of humanism in education within the national scope.