Kathryn Tabb joined the Department in 2015 after receiving an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, both in History and Philosophy of Science. She has interests in philosophy of science and medicine and in history of philosophy, especially early modern philosophy. Her historical research treats philosophical debates over psychopathology and irrationality, especially among 17th- and 18th-century British empiricists. In philosophy of medicine her work focuses on classification and explanation in psychiatry, and she is completing an MA in Bioethics and Health Law at the University of Pittsburgh on behavioral genetics and psychiatric ethics.
History of Modern Philosophy; Philosophy of Science and Medicine; Bioethics