Dynamics and Reason Invited Speaker: Emily Carson

“Revisiting Kant and Du Châtelet on mathematical truth”

Emily Carson is associate professor of philosophy at McGill University, and is an executive editor of the Canadian Journal of Philosophy. She has numerous publications on Kant, focused especially on his account of intuition and account of mathematics; these include the seminal “Kant on intuition in geometry” (Canadian Journal of Philosophy). She also published important papers on Locke and Leibniz. And her 2004 paper on “Metaphysics, mathematics and the distinction between the sensible and the intelligible in Kant’s Inaugural Dissertation” (JHP) includes a rich discussion of Du Châtelet as one of Kant’s interlocutors.

We are looking forward to Professor Carson’s talk, “Revisiting Kant and Du Châtelet on Mathematical Truth,” at the upcoming event Dynamics and Reason: A Workshop on Du Châtelet and Kant, which will take place on February 9 and 10, 2023.

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