Prof. Dr. Katharina Kraus

Prof. Dr. Katharina Kraus

Department of Philosophy
University of Notre Dame
100 Malloy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556, U.S.A.
Tel. (574) 631 – 7327

Research focus

My research interests are centered on the history of modern philosophy, especially Immanuel Kant, and on philosophy of mind and psychology. My 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, I am also interested in philosophy of science, epistemology, and moral psychology.

Project-related publications

"An expressivist interpretation of Kant's 'I think',” with Wolfgang Freitag, Noûs, Online: September 2020,

Other selected publications

[2018] “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.

[forthcoming, submitted 2016] “Contemporary Kantian Philosophy of Science.” In: Sorin Baiasu, Mark Timmons (eds.), The Kantian Mind, London: Routledge.

[2018] “Innere Erfahrung und ‘ich’ als Objekt.” In: Violetta Waibel, Margit Ruffing (eds.), Akten des XII. Kant-Kongresses, Berlin: De Gruyter.

[2013] “Quantifying inner experience? – Kant’s mathematical principles in the context of empirical psychology,” European Journal of Philosophy.

[2013] “Kants Zwei Standpunkte und die Möglichkeit der Naturerkenntnis.” In: Myriam Gerhard, Christine Zunke (eds.), Die Natur denken, Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, pp. 143–167.