Catherine Elgin is a philosopher whose focus is the theory of knowledge and the philosophies of art and science. She holds a Ph.D. from Brandeis University and is currently a professor at Harvard University. She is well known for her several joint works with philosopher Nelson Goodman.
Academic focus 
Elgin's work has considered such questions as "what makes something cognitively valuable?" As an epistemologist, she considers the pursuit of understanding to be of higher value than the pursuit of knowledge.
In Considered Judgement, Elgin argues for "a reconception that takes reflective equilibrium as the standard of rational acceptability."
- With Reference to Reference, 1982
- Reconceptions in Philosophy and Other Arts and Sciences, 1988
- Revisionen. Philosophie und andere Künste und Wissenschaften, 1993
- Nelson Goodman's New Riddle of Induction, 1997
- The Philosophy of Nelson Goodman, 1997
- Between the Absolute and the Arbitrary (Paperback), 1997
- Considered Judgment, 1999
- Philosophical Inquiry: Classic and Contemporary Readings, 2007
See also