Katrien Schaubroeck studied philosophy at the University of Leuven, where she also finished her PhD in 2008. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Kent , the Humboldt University of Berlin, the University of Leuven and the University of Utrecht where she is currently working on a project funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research and entitled ‘What can the humanities contribute to our practical self-understanding’. She collaborates with George Pavlakos on the research project ‘Legal Normativity: A Meta-Ethical Assessment of the Interpretivist Account’, which is supported by the Research Foundation Flanders.
Her research interests lie at the intersection of meta-ethics and moral psychology. She has published on a variety of topics within the domain of practical philosophy such as reasons of love, free will and responsibility, the normativity of law, the authority of morality, the role of (moral) philosophy in society and education. In 2012 her monograph ‘The Normativity of What We Care About’ will come out, in which she explores and defends Harry Frankfurt’s notion of care as a source of practical reasons.
Dr. Katrien Schaubroeck