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Lisa Shabel

Lisa Shabel

Lisa Shabel

Associate Professor & DUS



337N University Hall
230 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Kant
  • History of Philosophy of Math
  • Philosophy of Mathematics


  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1998
  • M.A. University of Pennsylvania, 1994
  • B.A. Dartmouth College (Mathematics), 1987

Teaching Awards

  • Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring, 2023
  • Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Award, 2015
  • Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1998


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Selected Publications:

  • "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: Studies on Mathematics in the Critical Philosophy, co-edited with Emily Carson, Routledge, 2015.
  • "Kant's Philosophy of Mathematics"  in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Fall 2013 Edition.
  • "Zu Kants Frage 'Wie ist reine Mathematik möglich?'" in Kant's Prolegomena: Ein kooperativer Kommentar, Holger Lyre and Oliver Schliemann, eds., Klosterman Press, 2012. 
  • "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 Mathematics and Logic, Stewart Shapiro, ed., Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • "Kant's 'Argument from Geometry'" The Journal of the History of Philosophy 42, April 2004.
  • "Mathematics in Kant's Critical Philosophy", Studies in Philosophy: Outstanding Dissertations Series, Robert Nozick, ed., Routledge, 2003.
  • "Kant on the 'symbolic construction' of mathematical concepts" Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 29:4, December 1998; reprinted in The Philosopher's Annual 1998, a volume containing the ten best articles published in philosophy in 1998.