GCAS College Dublin

Yvonne Forster

Yvonne Förster, PhD

Senior Research Fellow 

Yvonne Forster

About Yvonne

Yvonne Förster is appointed as Foreign Expert and Research Professor at Shanxi University Taiyuan, China and teaches Philosophy at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany. She has studied Philosophy and done her PhD at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany with a thesis on experience and ontology of time (Zeiterfahrung und Ontologie, München: Fink 2012). As visiting professor, she has taught Aesthetics at Bauhaus University Weimar. In 2010, she was appointed as Professor for Cultural Philosophy and Philosophy of Art at Leuphana University. in the last years she has been awarded Senior Research Fellowships at two Institutes for Advanced Studies (Media Cultures of Computer Simulation at Leuphana and Cultural Sciences at University of Konstanz). Currently she is visiting Professor at University of Kasssel, Germany. Yvonne is associated with the Global Centre for Advanced Studies as a Senior Research Fellow.

Research Interests

Her research focuses on human-machine relations, the future of technology, theories of embodiment and fashion as art. The latest projects focus on aesthetics of technology and its impact on experience and ethics of technology.


Recent publications include: (2020) Perceiving Truth and Value. Phenomenological Deliberations on Ethical Perception, series: Religion, Theology, and Natural Science, Yvonne Förster, David Andrew Gilland, Markus Mühling (Eds.), Göttingen: Vandenhoeck&Ruprecht. (2021) Zwischen Mensch und Maschine: Zeitstrukturen in technologischen Lebenswelten, in: Jahrbuch für Technikphilosophie, Nomos 2020. (2020) Aesthetics of the Past and the Future, Human Life within Changing Environments, in: Zoltan Somhegyi und Max Ryynänen (Eds.): Aesthetics in Dialogue, Bern: Peter Lang, 2020, Chapter 16, 237-250.