Lisa A. Shabel

Lisa A. Shabel
Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Philosophy 
The Ohio State University 
350 University Hall 
230 North Oval Mall 
Columbus, OH 43210

office: 337N University Hall
temporary office: 314F University Hall  Fall 2019 only 
phone: 614-292-7914
fax: 614-292-7502
email: shabel.1 at



Mathematics in Kant’s Critical Philosophy.  
Studies in Philosophy: Outstanding Dissertations Series, Robert Nozick, ed., Routledge, 2003. (Reissued in paperback, 2011)


Kant: Studies on Mathematics in the Critical Philosophy,co-edited with Emily Carson, Routledge, 2015


"Kant's Mathematical Principles of Pure Understanding" in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason: A Critical Guide, James O'Shea (ed.), Cambridge University Press, 2017

"Kant's Philosophy of Mathematics"  in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2013 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.)

"Zu Kants Frage "Wie ist reine Mathematik möglich?'"  in Kant's Prolegomena: Ein kooperativer Kommentar, Holger Lyre and Oliver Schliemann, eds., Klosterman Press, 2012. This paper was originally written in English and translated by Oliver Schliemann for publication in German. A revised English version is in draft, for publication in a translated edition of the German commentary

"The Transcendental Aesthetic"  in The Cambridge Companion to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, Paul Guyer, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2010

"Kant’s Philosophy of Mathematics" in The Cambridge Companion to Kant, 2nd edition, Paul Guyer, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2006

* "Apriority and Application: Philosophy of Mathematics in the Modern Period" in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Math and Logic, Stewart Shapiro, ed., Oxford University Press, 2005

"Kant's ‘Argument from Geometry'"  The Journal of the History of Philosophy 42:2, April 2004

"Reflections on Kant’s Concept (and Intuition) of Space" Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 34:1, March 2003

"Kant on the ‘Symbolic Construction’ of Mathematical Concepts" Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 29:4, December 1998;  reprinted in volume XXI of The Philosopher's Annual, a volume containing the ten best articles published in philosophy in 1998


Lexicon Entries ("Mathematics"; "Space") in the Cambridge Kant Lexicon, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming

Review of Sebastian Gardner's Kant and the Critique of Pure Reason, Mind 110: 439, July 2001


Symbolic Logic, Philosophy 2500, Summer 2020

Graduate Seminar on Kant, Philosophy 8200, Fall 2020

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