Donald Phillip Verene
Charles Howard Candler Professor of
Metaphysics and Moral
Director, Institute for Vico Studies
Department of Philosophy
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Atlanta, GA 30322
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The Institute for Vico Studies
LHD, Knox College, 1990
Research: German Idealism, Italian Humanism, metaphysics,
philosophy of culture, and philosophy of literature, with emphasis
on the thought of Hegel, Cassirer, and Vico.
Selected Publications: Author of Vico’s Science of Imagination (Cornell, 1992); Hegel’s Recollection: A Study of Images in the Phenomenology of Spirit (SUNY, 1985); The New Art of Autobiography: An Essay on the “Life of Giambattista Vico Written by Himself” (Oxford, 1991); Philosophy and the Return to Self-Knowledge (Yale, 1997); The Art of Humane Education (Cornell, 2002); Knowledge of Things Human and Divine: Vico’s New Science and Finnegans Wake (Yale, 2003); Hegel’s Absolute: An Introduction to Reading the Phenomenology of Spirit (SUNY, 2007); The History of Philosophy: Including a List of 100 Great Philosophical Works from the Pre-Socratics to the Mid-Twentieth Century (Northwestern, 2008); Speculative Philosophy (Lexington, 2009); The Origins of the Philosophy of Symbolic Forms: Kant, Hegel, and Cassirer (Northwestern UP, 2011). Editor of Symbol, Myth, and Culture: Essays and Lectures of Ernst Cassirer 1935–1945 (Yale, 1981). Co-Editor of The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms, vol. 4: The Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms (Yale, 1996); Giambattista Vico: Keys to the New Science; Translations, and Commentaries, and Essays (Cornell, 2009).
Fellowships and Honors: Visiting Fellow, Pembroke College, Oxford University (1988); President of the Hegel Society of America (1992–94); President of the Metaphysical Society of America (2008–9); recipient of the Galileo Prize, Pisa, Italy (1998); Fellow of the Academy of the Lincei, Rome, Italy (2005).