Emily Carson earned an MA in Philosophy at McGill, and a PhD in Philosophy at Harvard. Her primary area of research is in early modern philosophy and the intersection of philosophy, mathematics and science in that period, with a particular focus on Kant’s philosophy of mathematics. She is an Executive Editor with the Canadian Journal of Philosophy.
Kant, Early Modern Philosophy
- “Arithmetic and the possibility of experience” to appear in a volume on Kant’s philosophy of mathematics edited by Carl Posy and Ofra Rechter, Cambridge University Press.
- “Pure intuition and Kant’s synthetic a priori”, 2012, in Debates in modern philosophy, edited by Antonia LoLordo and Stewart Duncan, Routledge.
- “Sensibility: space and time, transcendental idealism” in Kant: Key Concepts, edited by Kristina Engelhardt and Will Dudley, Acumen 2011.
- “Hintikka on Kant’s mathematical method” in Revue Internationale de Philosophie, volume 250, no. 4, 2010.
- “Leibniz on Locke on mathematical knowledge”, Locke Studies 7 (2007), pp.21-47.
- “Locke and Kant on mathematical knowledge”, in Carson and Huber (eds.) : Intuition and the Axiomatic Method, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 3-21.
- “Locke on simple and mixed modes”, Locke Studies, volume 5, 2005, pp. 19-39.
- “Metaphysics, mathematics and the distinction between the sensible and the intelligible in Kant’s Inaugural Dissertation”, Journal of the History of Philosophy (37), 2004, pp. 652-79.
- “Locke’s account of certain and demonstrative knowledge”, British Journal for the History of Philosophy 10(3), August 2002, pp.359-78.
- "Kant on the method of mathematics", Journal of the History of Philosophy, October 1999, volume XXXVII, no. 4, pp.629-52.
- "Kant on intuition in geometry", Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Vol.27, Number 4, December, 1997, pp.489-512.