The philosopher Xavier Rubert de Ventós dies at 83 years of age | The USA Print

The philosopher Xavier Rubert de Ventós dies at 83 years of age



The writer, professor, art critic, politician, activist and philosopher Xavier Rubert de Ventós He died this Saturday at the age of 83, according to what EFE has been informed by socialist sources.

Born in Barcelona in 1939, Rubert de Ventós, a university professor at various international institutions such as Harvard or Berkeley, He was Professor of Aesthetics at the Barcelona School of Architecture.

He also went through institutional politics by serving as a deputy of the PSC in the Congress of Deputies between 1982 and 1986, as well as a member of the European Parliament between 1986 and 1994, although over the years He showed his sympathy towards the independence movement.

Before, during the dictatorship, participated in the anti-Franco movement by being part of the Catalan Workers’ Front (FOC)the seed of a mass socialist party that would end up germinating in the PSC and where he became friends with Pasqual Maragall.

Through the ranks of the FOC also passed, among others, Miquel Roca i Junyent, Alfons Comín, José Ignacio Urenda, Isidre Molas or the trade unionist Daniel Cando.

Rubert de Ventós has written dozens of books, mainly of philosophical, aesthetic and political themes.

Too has been awarded various prizes, among which the Lletra d’Or of Catalan literature, in 1963; Test anagram, in 1973; the Espejo Award from Spain, in 1987; the Josep Pla for narrative, in 1991; the Creu de Sant Jordi granted by the Generalitat, in 1999; and the Francesc Macià Memorial Award, in 2011.

He was one of the founders of the Barcelona College of Philosophy, promoter of the Mies van der Rohe Architecture Award and father of four children.

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