Kateryna Samoilova
Ph.D., Brown University

Postdoctoral Fellow
Philosophy of Neuroscience project at the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, University of 

Areas of Specialization:
Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology

Areas of Competence:
Metaphysics, Philosophy of Cognitive Science and Psychology, Introductory Logic

Hi, my friends call me Katia. I finished my Ph.D. in Philosophy at Brown University in 2013. Currently, I am at the University of Tübingen as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Philosophy of Neuroscience group at the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience. In August 2016, I'll join the Philosophy Department at California State University, Chico as an Assistant Professor.

I am interested in a wide range of questions in philosophy of mind, epistemology, metaphysics, methodology, and more recently in philosophy of action. But the common factor in these interests always seemed to be the nature and epistemology of introspection, which is why it was the topic of my dissertation and my primary research interest. In particular, I have been arguing that a complete account of introspection must involve several distinct cognitive processes, a view which I call Pluralism about Introspection. You can read more about my views in the "Publications" and the "Dissertation" sections of this site. How I hope to connect introspection with my broader interests in other philosophical issues can be found in the "Papers in Progress" section. 

Besides philosophy, I also enjoy hiking and playing the piano, both solo and piano duets.