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Katalin Makkai

PhD in Philosophy
Harvard University
Prof. Dr. Katalin Makkai received her PhD in philosophy from Harvard University. She was Assistant Professor in the joint Department of Philosophy of Barnard College and Columbia University before joining Bard College Berlin, where she is Professor of Philosophy. Makkai is the author of Kant’s Critique of Taste: The Feeling of Life (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and editor of Vertigo (Routledge, 2013).

Courses taught at Bard College Berlin:
Core Courses:
  • Forms of Love
  • Renaissance Florence
  • Objectivity
Foundational and Advanced Modules:
  • Ethics and Authenticity
  • The Idea of the Aesthetic
  • Recognition
  • Phenomenology and Art
  • Kant's Critical Aesthetics
  • Freedom
  • 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)

Prof. Dr. Katalin Makkai
Phone: +49 30 43733 220
Email: k.makkai[at]berlin.bard.edu