Elliot Samuel Paul (B.A. Toronto, Ph.D. Yale) works mainly in epistemology and the history of early modern philosophy. 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 Univers…

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