Katalin Balog received her BA in economics at the Karl Marx University in her native Budapest. After some years of working as an economist, she moved to the United States to study philosophy at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, where she got her . in 1998. She taught philosophy at Cornell University, and then Yale University between 1998 and 2010. In 2010 she moved to Rutgers University/Newark where she is an associate professor of philosophy. Her primary areas of research are the philosophy of mind and metaphysics. The problems that interest her most, the nature of consciousness, the self, and free will, lie at their intersection. She is currently completing a book tentatively entitled Through a Glass Darkly: Conceivability and the Mind-Body Problem in which she argues that the mind-body problem is impossible to resolve due to the special nature of our subjective, introspective concepts of mind. Her more recent work centers on the relationship between subjectivity, objectivity, and value.
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