Yale University
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 2009
New York City, New York, United States of America
Areas of Specialization
17th/18th Century Philosophy

Elliot Samuel Paul (B.A. Toronto, Ph.D. Yale) works mainly in early modern philosophy and epistemology. He also has interests in cognitive science and philosophy of mind, focusing in particular on philosophical issues surrounding creativity.

Before joining the philosophy department at Queen’s University in Canada, 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).

His new book, Clarity First: Rethinking Descartes’s Epistemology, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press).