Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Katharina received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (UK) and holds a Master degree in physics from the University of Heidelberg (Germany). Before she moved to the University of Notre Dame in January 2017, she taught at the University of Freiburg (Germany) and she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel).
Her research interests are centered on the history of modern philosophy, especially Immanuel Kant, and on philosophy of mind and psychology. Her current research concerns Kant’s conception of empirical self-knowledge as well as the first-person perspective, including such issues as its special epistemic status, its relation to rationality, and its relevance for scientific psychology. Moreover, she is also interested in philosophy of science, epistemology, and moral psychology.
She has been awarded a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to work on the research project ‘The Life of the Mind’ at the Université Paris VIII.
- Kant on Self-Knowledge and Self-Formation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.
- “An Expressivist Interpretation of Kant’s ‘I think’”. Noûs (2020). (with Wolfgang Freitag)
- “Rethinking the Relationship between Empirical Psychology and Transcendental Philosophy in Kant”. International Yearbook of German Idealism (Psychology) (2019) 15: 47-76.*
- “The Parity and Disparity between Inner and Outer Experience in Kant”. Kantian Review (2019), Vol. 24 (2), pp. 171-195.
- “The Soul as the ‘Guiding Idea’ of Psychology: Kant on Scientific Psychology, Systematicity, and the Idea of the Soul”. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science (2018), Vol. 71, pp. 77-88.
- “Quantifying Inner Experience? – Kant's Mathematical Principles in the Context of Empirical Psychology” . European Journal of Philosophy. (2016), Vol. 24 (2), pp. 331-357.
“Kants Zwei Standpunkte und die Möglichkeit der Naturerkenntnis” . In: Myriam Gerhard, Christine Zunke (eds.), Die Natur denken, Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann (2013), pp. 143-167.