Donald Phillip Verene, PhD

Donald Verene

Title: Philosophy Educator
Company: Emory University
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Donald Phillip Verene, PhD, LHD, is Professor of Philosophy at Emory University. He has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of philosophy.

Dr. Verene has been the director of the Institute for Vico Studies since 1996 and has held the Charles Howard Candler Professorship of Metaphysics and Moral Philosophy since 1990. He was Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Emory from 1982 to 1988 and president of the Metaphysical Society of America (2008-2009) and president of the Hegel Society of America (1992-1994).

Dr. Verene was a Visiting Research Fellow in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1996, and in 1994 he was a Visiting Professor in Italian at the University of Toronto and a seminar director at the Folger Shakespeare Library. He was a Visiting Senior Fellow at Pembroke College of Oxford University in 1988. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory University he held academic positions at The Pennsylvania State University (1971-1982) and Northern Illinois University (1964-1971).

Dr. Verene received his undergraduate degree, AB cum laude with honors in philosophy, from Knox College in 1959. He received his AM in 1962 and PhD in 1964 from Washington University in St. Louis. In 1990 he was given an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD) from Knox College.

Dr. Verene is the author of 18 books and the editor or coeditor of 12 books. His shorter writings include more than 200 articles, essays, chapters, reviews, and encyclopedia entries. His work focuses on the philosophy of self-knowledge, philosophy of culture, philosophy of literature, and the history of philosophy. Figures in which his work specializes are Giambattista Vico, G.W.F. Hegel, Ernst Cassirer, and James Joyce.

He was elected Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome (2005–present). He received the Founders Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Philosophy from the Metaphysical Society of America (2018) and the Galileo Prize, awarded in Pisa, Italy (1998). He was selected for inclusion in the 65th through 71st editions of Who’s Who in America.

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