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historian , Philosopher , university professor

Donald Phillip Verene, American philosopher, educator. Recipient Galileo prize, Pisa, 1998; fellow Academy Nazioraledei Lincei, since 2005; grant, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1993. President Hegel Society America, 1992—1994, Metaphysical Society America, 2008—2009.

Background

Verene, Donald Phillip was born on October 24, 1937 in Galesburg, Illinois, United States. Son of Phillip Nelson and Eleanor Louise (Grant) Verene.

Education

AB cum laude, Knox College, Galesburg, 1959. Master of Arts in Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis, 1964.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Knox College, 1990.

Career

He is the Charles Howard Chandler Professor of Metaphysics and Moral Philosophy at Emory University. He earned his doctorate in philosophy at Washington University in 1964. He is the father of the photographer Chris Verene.

Dr. Verene is a lecturing academic at Emory University. He was Editor of Philosophy and Rhetoric from 1976 to 1987. From 1982 to 1988, he was the Chair of Emory's Department of Philosophy.

Considered a worldwide authority on Giambattista Vico, he leads Emory's Center for Vico Studies. He also serves as a Visitor of Ralston College, a start-up liberal arts college in Savannah. Verene was a Visiting Fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford in 1988.

He was a Visiting Scholar at La Sapienza University of Rome in 1996. He is also a Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.

Works

Membership

President Hegel Society America, 1992—1994, Metaphysical Society America, 2008—2009.

Connections

Married Molly Katherine Black, October 13, 1960. 1 child Christopher Phillip.

father:
Phillip Nelson Verene

mother:
Eleanor Louise (Grant) Verene

spouse:
Molly Katherine Black

child:
Christopher Phillip Verene