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Elliot PaulElliot Paul

Assistant Professor
B.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Yale)

Specializations: Early Modern Philosophy, Epistemology, Creativity


Elliot Samuel Paul works mainly in early modern philosophy and epistemology. He also has interests in philosophy of mind and cognitive science, with a particular focus on philosophical issues surrounding creativity. Before coming to Queen’s, he held faculty positions in the philosophy departments of New York University and Barnard College of Columbia University.

He is co-editor of The Philosophy of Creativity: New Essays (Oxford University Press, 2014). He has published articles on Descartes and on creativity. His new book, Clarity First: Rethinking Descartes’s Epistemology, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press).

In Fall 2018, Dr. Paul is on leave. In Spring 2019, he will teach an undergraduate course in early modern philosophy and a graduate seminar in epistemology.