Caitlin Hamblin-Yule


University of Toronto (B.A.) University of Edinburgh (M.Sc.)

My central interests lie in the intersection between philosophy of mind and cognitive science. I am particularly interested in issues surrounding social cognition, especially questions concerning the socio-cognitive capacities of non-human animals and pre-verbal infants. I approach this area by making use of the tools of phenomenology, in particular, those offered by Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty.

I am also interested in metaphysics and epistemology. I am predominantly interested in Kant, but I am also concerned with questions of how we understand and conceptualize the world and objects in it, as well as Truth, normativity, and objectivity.

In my non-philosophical life, I enjoy cooking, gardening, board games, and kickboxing.