dr. Catherine Robb

dr. Catherine Robb

Assistant Professor

TSHD: Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
TSHD: Department of Philosophy


Catherine completed her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Glasgow in 2017, and  previously worked at the University of Hull before moving to Tilburg University in August 2018.

Catherine's research interests are in ethics and metaphysics, particularly the nature and value of talent, ability and skill, and the implications this has for well-being, morality and equality.

She also has an active research in aesthetics, phenomenology and the philosophy of music, currently working on Merleau-Ponty's phenomenological account of music, silence and ideas.

Underpinning Catherine's research is an interest in the nature of philosophical methodology more generally, questioning the so-called boundary between 'analytic' and 'continental' philosophies. 


Recent publications

  1. Ethics of Parasocial Relationships

    Archer, A., & Robb, C. (Accepted/In press). Ethics of Parasocial Relationships. In The Ethics of Relationships: Broadening the Scope Oxford University Press.
  2. Influencers as Role Models

    Archer, A., & Robb, C. (Accepted/In press). Influencers as Role Models. Celebrity Studies.
  3. How to know a city - The epistemic value of city tours

    Robb, C., & Lopez-Cantero, P. (2023). How to know a city: The epistemic value of city tours. Philosophy of the City Journal, 1(1).
  4. Music Between Sound and Idea - Reconciling Merleau-Ponty's Late Pheno…

    Robb, C. (2023). Music Between Sound and Idea: Reconciling Merleau-Ponty's Late Phenomenology of Music. Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, 85(1), 61-83.
  5. Being a Celebrity - Alienation, Integrity, and the Uncanny

    Archer, A., & Robb, C. (2022). Being a Celebrity: Alienation, Integrity, and the Uncanny. Journal of the American Philosophical Association, 1-19. Advance online publication.

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