Veniero VENIER

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I have been a member of the international study society “Max-Scheler-Gesellschaft” since 1997.

From 1997 to 1999 I carried out research in Munich, Bavaria in the library archives in the Bavarian state where I also took part in seminars held by Professor Wolfhart Henckmann at the Ludwig Maximilians Universität .

Awarded a PhD in philosophy, cycle X at Venice University on 2/3/2000.

In the academic years 1989-90, 1990-91 and 1991-1992 Lecturer in Aesthetics as part of the degree course in Conservation of Cultural Heritage at Udine University.

Research Fellow in Aesthetics at the same university in the academic years 1992-93, 1993-94, 2001-2002 and 2002-2003.

In 1994/1995, 2004/2005 and 2005/2006, 2017-2018 Research Fellow in Theoretical Philosophy at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice.

During the academic year 2000-2001 I held seminar lessons for the chair of Theoretical Philosophy held by Professor Emanuele Severino in the same faculty.

Lecturer of Theory of Rationality in 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 as part of the three-year degree course in Philosophy in the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy at Ca' Foscari University in Venice.

Lecturer of Philosophy of Religion in 2004-2005 at Udine University, as part of the three-year degree course in Letters and Philosophy and the graduate course in Foreign Languages and Literature.

At the same university Lecturer of Aesthetics in the academic years 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08 for the three-year degree course in Philosophy and the Theory of Forms and for the graduate course in Architecture.

Obtained certification for higher education teaching of Moral Philosophy ( venia docendi, Habilitation as Associate Professor) on 27/2/2014, Scientific area M-FIL/03.

Since 2016 member of the study society <> at the Department of Philosophy, Education and Psychology, University of Verona.

Since 2017 member of the advisory scientific board of the Studies Association Emanuele Severino

In 2018 and 2020 scientific referree for the Journal of Philosophy «RIVISTA INTENAZIONALE DI FILOSOFIA E PSICOLOGIA»

Since 2019 scientific referee for the Journal of Philosophy «Thaumazein»

Renewed on 25/1/2022 the national scientific qualification for the function of second-level professor in the 11/C3 (Moral Philosophy) competition sector


First of all, my research focused on the linguistic hermeneutic aspect of Heidegger’s ontology in Gadamer, paying particular attention to the relationship between the historic genesis of modern aesthetics and the critique of German historicism. I tried to study these topics in more detail in my analysis in Kant and German romantic philosophy, with the aim of problematising the historical link between ethics and aesthetical feeling (above all, through the comparison between Schiller and early Schelling).

My interest then gradually moved from the study of hermeneutic philosophy to political phenomenology and philosophical anthropology.  It was initially focused on Merleau-Ponty and his revival of Husserl’s Lebenswelt around the theme of one’s own bodily nature (Leiblichkeit) as a stratification of meaning within the constitution of personal being. I then tried to study in greater detail the phenomenological study of the person through a discussion of Max Scheler’s work, focusing it on the role that the pivotal theme of transcendence plays in it. I developed this theme even further in my more recent studies on the later Husserl, offering a reinterpretation of the primordinal reduction as a decisive way to understand both the connection between empathy and intersubjectivity, and to be able to discuss Husserl's social phenomenology, once again placing the question of personal being at the centre of the discussion.

My latest research, based on a theoretical comparison between Scheler and Husserl, have focused around the theme of phenomenology of values in relation to personal formation.