Biography of Xavier Rubert de Ventós (1939-VVVV)

Spanish philosopher, born in Barcelona in 1939. He/She has been Professor of aesthetics at the University of Barcelona and Professor at the Polytechnic University. In 1976 he/she participated in the Foundation of the school of philosophy. In addition, political interests led him to be a member of the Congress for the PSOE in the period 1982-1986, and in 1987 he/she became MEP.

Interests has always been oriented towards the field of aesthetics, politics, and morality. In fact, began to acquire some intellectual notoriety following the publication of his essay "Self-absorbed art" (1963) and "Theory of sensitivity" (1968), which despite not correspond to philosophical standards of the time, were the subject of widespread and well received. Subsequently he/she published new and Moral culture (1971). In this book, Rubert de Ventos stated that the moral criteria come from, and reflect, a certain concept "function of the man in the world and the things in the world". The moral criteria more generalized traditionally and even today are authenticity, personal fulfilment, consistency, autonomy, the conviction, the fulfilment of duty, maturity, responsibility, the domain itself, but alongside them mentions this philosopher a series of opposite criteria which are also beginning to make their way in the sensitivity of our dayssuch as dependence, vulnerability, scattering, eccentricity, the dissolution of self, the fulfillment of desire, etc... With these last criteria is going slowly shape what Rubert calls "another morality", a morally opposed to the established and reasonable, which departs from any principle, authority or authenticity, but which nonetheless leaves have their own criteria, other than the traditional morality, but moral criteria to the end and at the end.

In addition to this work, Rubert de Ventos has also published aesthetics and their heresies (1974), modernity (1980), knowledge, memory, invention (1982), essays on the disorder (1986), Europe (1987), the maze of Hispanic Heritage (1987), which won the "Mirror of Spain", and the courtier and his ghost (prize Josep Pla 1991), among others. In 1999 he/she published the identity to independence (Anagram) with a foreword by the politician and former Mayor of Barcelona Pasqual Maragalland, a year later, published a series of articles gathered under the title Dios, among other inconveniences.