Andrés Claro (Santiago, Chile) is a philosopher, essayist and university professor. He undertook his postgraduate studies in philosophy and Literature at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and at Oxford University. His work has interrogated extensively the ways in which poetic conceptions and figurations shape characteristic worlds, spatial-temporal configurations, with particular attention to translation processes. To a series of essays on poetics, theory of language and culture — most recently, the trilogy of books La Creación (2014), Imágenes de mundo (2016), and Tiempos sin fin (2018) — he adds two major books: La Inquisición y la Cábala, un capítulo de la diferencia entre ontología y exilio (1996; 2nd. ed., 2009) and Las Vasijas Quebradas, cuatro variaciones sobre la ‘tarea del traductor’ (2012). He has published collections of poems and literary translations from various languages. He teaches in the Doctorate in Philosophy (Aesthetics) at the Universidad de Chile and has been visiting professor in universities in Latin America, Europe and the United States.