Xavier Rubert de Ventós


Interview with Xavier Rubert de Ventós (Barcelona, ??1939), philosopher, writer and Catalan politician. He is Professor of Aesthetics at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and a professor at Catalan universities and several American universities such as the University of Harvard, Brown, Berkeley, Cincinnati or New York. At the University of New York, he founded the Barcelona-New York Chair and the New York Institute for the Humanities. With Eugenio Trías Sagnier they created the College of Philosophy (1976), a group that renewed Catalan philosophy during the Spanish democratic transition.

He has also been a member of the Spanish and European Parliament Congress for the PSC-PSOE. He participated in the anti-Francoist struggle in the Front Obrer de Catalunya. Friend from the infancy of Pasqual Maragall. His works have been internationally recognized, having been translated from Catalan to Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Hungarian, Italian or German.

Interviewer: Josep Maria Muñoz
Duration: 25:43 min
Date: 27th November, 2014
Place: Sala de Juntes, Faculty of Mathematics of the UB
Production: Benecé Produccions
Language: catalan

Entrevista a Xavier Rubert de Ventós del Programa Llegat Pasqual Maragall està subjecta a una llicència de Reconeixement-NoComercial 4.0 Internacional de Creative Commons 


Collection of oral testimonies of people who have shared in different ways, parts of Pasqual Maragall's career.

This collection will be progressively expanded by incorporating new witnesses on a regular basis. The aim is to achieve a varied and complete vision of Catalan society at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century with the figure of Pasqual Maragall as a point of reference.

The interviews are recorded with audiovisual media, and have been carried out by José María Muñoz, director of L'Avenç. The versions available online are abbreviated versions. Whole interviews can be consulted for research purposes in the Maragall Archive by contacting the Foundation.