Katharina Kraus

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Katharina Kraus

309 Malloy Hall


Ph.D. University of Cambridge (UK)

Research Interest

Kant, Philosophy of Pyschology

Curriculum Vitae

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 centred 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.

Representative Publications

  • “The soul as the ‘guiding idea’ of psychology: Kant on scientific psychology, systematicity, and the idea of the soul” (forthcoming in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science). 
  • “Contemporary Kantian Philosophy of Science”. Forthcoming in: Sorin Baiasu, Mark Timmons (eds.), The Kantian Mind, London: Routledge (2017). 
  • “Innere Erfahrung und ‘ich’ als Objekt”. Forthcoming in: Violetta Waibel, Margit Ruffing (eds.), Akten des XII. Kant-Kongresses, Berlin: De Gruyter (2018).
  • “Quantifying inner experience? – Kant's mathematical principles in the context of empirical psychology”. European Journal of Philosophy. (2013) (DOI: 10.1111/ejop.12068)
  • “Kants Zwei Standpunkte und die Möglichkeit der Naturerkenntnis”. In: Myriam Gerhard, Christine Zunke (eds.), Die Natur denken, Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann (2013), pp. 143-167.

In preparation: The Nature of Inner Experience. Kant on Empirical Self-Knowledge and Mental Development. (Full book manuscript)