Kate (Kathryn) Nave
Analysis Trust Postdoctoral Researcher
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I am an Analysis Trust postdoctoral research fellow. My research focuses on developing a realist account of agency, grounded in the uniquely metabolic existence of living systems, and upon critiquing the machine concept of the organism in light of this distinctive material instability.
University of Edinburgh: PhD in Philosophy, 2022.
Thesis title: Every body’s gotta eat: why living systems can’t survive on prediction error minimization alone
University of Edinburgh: MSc Mind, Language, and Embodied Cognition, 2016.
King's College London - BA Philosophy, 2010-13
Affiliated research centres
Current project grants
Analysis Trust postdoctoral research grant
Past project grants
- Royal Institute of Philosophy Jacobsen Studentship
- Aristotelian Society studentship
- European Research Council PhD studentship
Nave, K. (2022) Boundaries and Borders gone! But life goes on. Commentary on Bruineberg et al. The Emperor’s New Markov Blanket in Behavioural and Brain Sciences
Nave, K., Deane, G., Miller, M. & Clark, A. (2022) Expecting Some Action: Predictive Processing and the Construction of Conscious Experience. Review of Philosophy and Psychology
Nave, K. (2021) Visual experience in the predictive brain is univocal, but indeterminate. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.
Nave, K., Deane, G., Miller, M., & Clark, A. (2020). Wilding the predictive brain. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 11(6)
Clark, A., Wilkinson, S., Nave, K. and Deane, G. (2019) “Getting Warmer: Interoception, Inference and Feeling” in Emotions and Reasons (Candiotto ed.) Palgrave Macmillan.
Miller, M., & Nave, K. (2019). Slimes and cyborgs: stretching the boundaries of life. Adaptive Behaviour, 1059712319843267. *Authorship alphabetical