Katalin Balog


Department of Philosophy, Rutgers-Newark

katalin.balog at rutgers dot edu




I have recently published an essay in the New York Times, (you can find it in Hungarian here and in German here in the philosophy magazine Hohe Luft).

It has been selected a winner in the American Philosophical Association’s 2017 Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest.


Upcoming talks:


“Either/Or: Subjectivity, Objectivity and Value”, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, May 15, 2019.



I came to the US in 1989 from Budapest. Most of the time since I have been living in New York with Milan and Barry Loewer. I got my PhD at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. I have been teaching at Rutgers University/Newark since 2010.


My primary areas of research are the philosophy of mind and metaphysics. The problems that interest me most, consciousness, subjectivity, the self, and free will lie at their intersection.


Here is my CV.




Survey articles and critical studies



Some essays on philosophy, culture, and politics on 3 Quarks Daily:


·      The man of the hour

·      A crack in everything

·      An inconsistent triad: Clinton, Sanders, Trump, and the radical mismatch in the theater of politics


·      The Brain’s I, part 1

·      The Brain’s I, part 2

·      The Brain’s I, part 3

·      The Brain’s I, part 4







3 Quarks Daily

Barry Loewer’s page

New York Insight Meditation Center

Hungarian Spectrum (news and analyisis of the Hungarian political scene)



Last updated on March 31st, 2019.