Kate Mehuron

A photo of Kate Mehuron


Department of History and Philosophy; Women's and Gender Studies Department

702H Pray Harrold




  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 1989
  • MA, Philosophy, University of Memphis, 1983
  • MA, Religious Studies, University of Denver, 1979

Interests and Expertise

Professor Mehuron is the author of numerous published articles in feminist and social ethics anthologies. Her current research interests focus on philosophical practice and philosophical critiques of medical mental health paradigms.

Teaching Interests
  • Ancient philosophy
  • Phenomenology
  • Nineteenth and twentieth century European philosophy
  • Feminist philosophy
  • Social ethics

Publications and Presentations

Recently-Published Articles
  • "Relationship Violence: How Philosophical Counseling Can Help," in Women in Philosophical Counseling: Anima of Thought Into Action, eds. Luisa de Paula and Peter Raabe. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015
  • "The Depathologization of Everyday Life: Implications for Philosophical Counseling," in Philosophical Practice (2015) 10.2
  • "Disrupting the Normalization of Clinical Discourses of Trauma," Philosophical Practice (2012) 7:1
Recently-Published Book Reviews
  • Review of Lars-Christer Hydén, Hilde Lindemann, Jens Brockmeier, editors, Beyond Loss: Dementia, Identity, Personhood. In Metapsychology Online Reviews (2015) 19:20
  • Review of James Davies, Cracked: The Unhappy Truth About Psychiatry. In Metapsychology Online Reviews (2014) 18:38
  • Review of Dana Becker, One Nation Under Stress: The Trouble with Stress as an Idea. In Metapsychology Online Reviews (2013) 17:39
  • Review of Andrew Sayer, Why Things Matter to People: Social Science, Values and Ethical Life. In Metapsychology Online Reviews (2012) 16:16
Recent Professional Presentations
  • The Ethics of Memory Manipulation," Ethics and the Brain Conference, Center for Cognition and Neuroethics, The University of Michigan-Flint, May 20, 2016
  • "Psychological Trauma: How the Dissociative Model of Memory Wrecks Client Normative Capacities," Medical Humanities Conference, Western Michigan University, September, 2014
  • "Vascular Dementia: Philosophical and Neurocognitive Perspectives," Medical Humanities Conference, Western Michigan University, September, 2013
  • "Talking to Neurons: How Understanding Synapses Helps Memory-Work," in the panel "From Soma to Society: A Sample Spectrum of Philosophical Practice" at the Advancing Public Philosophy Conference, organized by the Public Philosophy Network, Emory University, March, 2013


  • A Study of Post-Idealism in Contemporary European Philosophy.

To read my publications, see my Academia Page.

Grants, Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Faculty Award in Teaching recipient
  • Michigan Governing Board Distinguished Faculty Award recipient