Xavier Rubert de Ventós


February 2, 2006, 7:00 p.m.
Remarque Institute
53 Washington Squareat The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center , NYU South

A Celebration of Catalan Culture in New York City

Xavier Rubert is professor of Aesthetics at the University of Barcelona School of Architecture.

Xavier Rubert ( Barcelona , 1939) holds a Degree in Law and a Doctorate in Philosophy. He has been visiting professor at the Universities of Berkeley, Cincinnati and Harvard. In 1976, he was cofounder of the Col.legi de Filosofia ( Philosophy Circle ) in Barcelona . He is the author of numerous works, among them Teoría de la sensibilidad (Theory of Sensibility, Lletra d'Or prize, 1968), De la modernidad (On Modernity, 1980), Nacionalismos (Nationalisms, 1994), and Catalunya: de la identitat a la independència (Catalonia: from Identity to Independence, 1999). He was a member of the Spanish Parliament for PSOE, the Spanish Socialist Party (1982-1986), and of the European Parliament (1987-1994). His works translated into English include Self-Defeated man (1975), Heresies of Modern Art (1980) and The Hispanic Labyrinth: Tradition and Modernity in the Colonization of the Americas (1991), as well as several articles on philosophy and Culture.


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