Katalin Makkai

Prof. Dr. Katalin Makkai was born in Budapest and grew up in Montreal (Canada). She received her PhD in philosophy from Harvard University. She was assistant professor in the joint Department of Philosophy of Barnard College and Columbia University. Makkai is editor of--and a contributor to--Vertigo (2013), a collection of essays in Routledge's Philosophers on Film series. Her article "Kant on Recognizing Beauty" appeared in the European Journal of Philosophy (18: 3, 2010). She is currently writing a book on Kant’s critical aesthetics. Other research interests include post-Kantian turns against metaphysics and related questions of philosophical methodology and writing.

Courses taught at Bard College Berlin:

Core Courses:
Forms of Love
Renaissance Florence

Foundational and Advanced Modules:
The Idea of the Aesthetic
Phenomenology and Art
Kant's Critical Aesthetics

Autonomy and Alienation
Kant's Critical Philosophy
Classical Texts in Ethics and Political Theory
Individual and Society
The ‘Gaze’
Being Embodied: Merleau-Ponty and Phenomenology
Morality and Psychoanalysis
What is a Photograph? (PY Reading Group)
Richard Moran’s Authority and Estrangement (PY Reading Group)