Xavier Rubert de Ventós is a professor of aesthetics at the Barcelona School of Architecture. He has also been Visiting professor at Berkeley and Santayana Fellow at Harvard, in addition to being a founding member of the New York Institute for the Humanities and the “ Cátedra Barcelona-New York”.
As a politician, he has been a member of the Spanish Parliament and of the European Parliament. Some of his main books has been translated into english: Self-Defeated Man. Personal Identity and Beyond (1975), Heresies in Modern Art (1979) and The Hispanic Labyrinth (1991).