Dr Yuri

Dr Yuri Cath


College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Politics and Philosophy

SS, 318, Melbourne (Bundoora)


PhD (Australian National University), MA (University of Auckland), BFA (University of Auckland)



Membership of professional associations

Australasian Association of Philosophy

Area of study


Brief profile

I joined La Trobe in February 2015. Prior to moving here I spent six years working in the UK, first as an AHRC Research Fellow in the Arché Philosophical Research Centre at The University of St Andrews (2008-2012) and then as Lecturer in Philosophy (continung postion) at the University of East Anglia (2012-2014). I completed my PhD in philosophy at the RSSS Philosophy Program at The Australian National University (2009).

My research addresses foundational questions in epistemology about the nature and sources of different kinds of knowledge, and the import of these questions for debates in the philosophy of mind, moral philosophy, and metaphilosophy. A great deal of my research to date has been on the nature of knowledge-how and its relationship to knowledge-that (for some indication of my work in this area see the review here of a volume that I have a paper in). I also work on issues concerning philosophical methodology and the evidential role of intuitions in philosophical inquiry, and in this area I have recently  contributed chapters to both the Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Methodology and the Palgrave Handbook of Philosophical Methods.

Recently, I have been working on 'what it is like'-knowledge. Related to this work my project “Transformative Experience and Testimony” was awarded a Research Grant (2016-2017) from the Philosophy of Transformative Experience funding initiative, part of the Experience Project run jointly by the University of Notre Dame and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and funded by the John Templeton Foundation.

Teaching units

​In 2018 I am the sole lecturer and coordinator for PHI3MBM, PHI3TCP, and PHI2KIS:

  • PHI3MBM - Minds, Brains, and Machines (Semester 1)
  • PHI2KIS - Knowledge, Individual and Society (Semester 2)
  • PHI3TCP - Twentieth Century Philosophy (Semester 2)

In other years I have also taught on PHI1PPR Philosophical Problems, PHI3 Ethics, and PHI3MFQ Metaphysics: Fundamental Questions.


Recent publications

  • 2018. Knowing What It Is Like and Testimony, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 1–16 DOI: 10.1080/00048402.2018.1433697 [ERA A*; ESF: INTL1; SJR: 1.147 (Q1)]
  • 2017. Intellectualism and Testimony, Analysis 77 (2): 259–266. [ERA A; ESF: INTL 1; SJR: 0.556 (Q1)]
  • 2016. Reflective Equilibrium, in the Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Methodology, ed. H. Cappelen, T. Gendler and J. Hawthorne, Oxford: Oxford University Press: 213–230.
  • 2015. Knowing How and ‘Knowing How’, in the Palgrave Handbook of Philosophical Methods, ed. C. Daly, London: Palgrave Macmillan: 527–552.
  • 2015. Review of Edouard Machery and Elizabeth O’Neil Current Controversies in Experimental Philosophy, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
  • 2015. Revisionary Intellectualism and Gettier, Philosophical Studies 172 (1):7–27. [ERA A*; ESF: INTL 1; SJR: 1.366 (Q1)]
  • 2013. Regarding a Regress, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 94 (3): 358–388. [ERA A; ESF: INTL 1; SJR: 1.084 (Q1)]
  • 2012. Evidence and Intuition, Episteme 9 (4): 311-328. [ERA A; ESF: INTL 1; SJR: 0.681 (Q1)]
  • 2011. Knowing How Without Knowing That, in Knowing How: Essays on Knowledge, Mind, and Action, ed. J. Bengson and M. Moffett,  New York: Oxford University Press: 113–135.
  • 2011. Metaphilosophy, in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy, ed. D. Pritchard, New York: Oxford University Press.
  • 2009. The Ability Hypothesis and the New Knowledge-how, Noûs 43 (1): 137–156. [ERA A*; ESF: INTL1; SJR: 2.626 (Q1)]


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