Henry John Pratt
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Born and raised in Vermont and taking a circuitous route around the country, I arrived at Marist in 2007. Somewhere in the midst of all that, I became, much to my surprise, a go-to authority on the philosophy of comics, though my research touches on many other topics as well. I'm proud to work with such excellent colleagues in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. In what passes for my spare time, I enjoy being a father and husband, playing music, running very far, and bicycles (on which you may see me commuting through campus in all kinds of awful weather).
PhD, Philosophy, The Ohio State University
BA, Philosophy and English, The University of Vermont
Research Interests / Areas of Focus
Philosophy of Art
The Philosophy of Comics: What they Are, How they Work, and Why they Matter. New York: Oxford University Press, 2023.
“The Beard.” In D.H. Hick (ed.) Case Studies in Contemporary Aesthetics. New York: Bloomsbury Academic. 2021. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350930063.0007
“Are You Ready for Some Football? A Monday Night Documentary?” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 76 (2018): 213-23.
“Why Serials Are Killer,” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 71 (2013): 266-70.
“Categories and Comparisons of Artworks,” British Journal of Aesthetics 52 (2012): 45-59.