Kateryna Samoilova
Ph.D., Brown University

Assistant Professor
California State University, Chico

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 an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at California State University, Chico. Before that, I was at the University of Tübingen as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Philosophy of Neuroscience group at the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience.

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 jogging, hiking, and playing the piano, both solo and piano duets.