University of Pittsburgh
Graduate Student

Kathryn Tabb


My work falls mainly within history of philosophy and philosophy of medicine. My dissertation treats John Locke's theory of the association of ideas, locating it within a medical context and arguing that, insofar as it functions as a foil for his picture of the healthy understanding, the account can elucidate Locke's views on a range of themes including rationality, religious tolerance, and personal identity. Other areas of interest include contemporary philosophy of psychiatry (especially issues in explanation and classification); medical (especially psychiatric) ethics; Darwinism; and early modern philosophy of mind. I have a BA from the University of Chicago and an MPhil from Cambridge University, and am a Graduate Research Fellow of the NSF.