Prof. Dr. Karsten Harries

Born in Jena, Germany, and trained at Yale University, Karsten Harries is the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. He has also taught at the University of Texas and has twice been a visiting professor at the University of Bonn.

He has published and lectured widely on Heidegger, early modern philosophy, and the philosophy of art and architecture. He is the author of more than 170 articles and reviews and of five books:

With Christoph Jamme he has edited Martin Heidegger: Kunst, Politik, Technik (1992), which appeared in an English version as Martin Heidegger: Politics, Art, and Technology (1994).

In recent years more and more of his teaching and writing has been directed to architects. As an intersection of art and technology, architecture has given him the possibility of exploring very concretely what today most interests him: the question of the legitimacy and limits of that objectifying reason that presides over our science and technology. A book, addressing the present situation of art, The End and Origin of Art, is nearing completion. A much abbreviated version, just given as a series of four lectures at Shanghai’s Fudan University with the tile Why Art Matters, is scheduled to appear in a Chinese translation.


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