Scott Edgar

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Arts
Philosophy

Faculty Member Information

Education

Ph.D., Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 2009
M.A., Philosophy, Dalhousie University, 2000
B.A., Honours in Philosophy, University of British Columbia, 1999

Academic Work Experience

2013 - Present, Assistant Professor, Saint Mary's University, Department of Philosophy
2011 - 2013, American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellow, Yale University, Department of Philosophy
2008 - 2011, Assistant Professor (three year position)., University of British Columbia, Department of Philosophy
2007 - 2008, Visiting Instructor, Bryn Mawr College, Department of Philosophy

Membership

2015 - Present, Canadian Philosophical Association
2015 - Present, International Society for the History of the Philosophy of Science

Honours

Whitney Humanities Center Fellow Yale University - 2012
American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellowship American Council of Learned Societies - 2011
Dean’s Scholar University of Pennsylvania - 2006
Critical Writing Fellowship University of Pennsylvania - 2006
School of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship University of Pennsylvania - 2005
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Graduate Student University of Pennsylvania - 2004
William Penn Doctoral Fellowship University of Pennsylvania - 2001
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - 2001
Izaak Walton Killam Graduate Scholarship Dalhousie University - 1999
University of British Columbia Scholarship University of British Columbia - 1997

Teaching: Course / Program Development

2012/04 - 2014/03, Courses Taught at Saint Mary's University
2010/04 - 2012/03, Courses Taught at Yale University
2007/04 - 2010/03, Courses Taught at University of British Columbia
2007/01 - 2007/03, Courses Taught at Bryn Mawr
2002/03 - 2006/03, Courses Taught at University of Pennsylvania

Scholarly Contributions

Book Reviews

Edgar Scott. (2014)"Review of Frederick Beiser, The Genesis of Neo-Kantianism: 1796-1880 (Forthcoming)", The Genesis of Neo-Kantianism: 1796-1880, British Journal for History of Philosophy, 610pp.

Journal Articles

Edgar S. "The Limits of Experience and Explanation: F.A. Lange and Ernst Mach on Things in Themselves", British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21:1 (Spring - 2013), 100-121
Edgar Scott. "Kant’s Transcendental Deduction and a Cognitive Interpretation of the first Critique", Canadian Journal of Philosophy 40:2 (Spring - 2010), 285-314
Edgar S. "Logical Empiricism, Politics, and Professionalism", Science and Education 18:2 (Spring - 2009), 177-189
Edgar S. "Paul Natorp and the Emergence of Anti-Psychologism in the Nineteenth Century", Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 39 (Spring - 2008), 54-65

Presentation

Edgar Scott. "The Limits of Kant’s Rationalism: Comments on Dyck", author-meets-critics response paper at the Canadian Philosophical Associations (Spring - 2015)
Edgar Scott. "Leibniz and Cohen's Leibniz on limits and infinitesimals", The American Philosophical Association Pacific Division meeting (Spring - 2015)
Edgar Scott. "Hermann Cohen’s Philosophy of Mathematics: A Rationalist Interpretation", History of Philosophy of Science Society Meeting (Summer - 2014)
Edgar Scott. "The Most Important Picture in Nineteenth-Century Theory of Knowledge", Philosophy Department Colloquium, Dalhousie University (Spring - 2014)
Edgar Scott. "The Intersubjectivity of Physical Laws and Marburg School Philosophy of Science", The Philosophy of Ernst Cassirer, Marquette University (Spring - 2014)
Edgar Scott. "Hermann Cohen’s Philosophy of Mathematics: A Rationalist Interpretation", Philosophy Department Colloquium, Dalhousie University (Winter - 2014)
Edgar Scott. "Michael Friedman’s Account of the Rationality of Science (and why it doesn’t work)", Atlantic Regional Philosopher’s Association, Dalhousie University (Fall - 2013)
Edgar S. "Hermann Cohen on Representing Individuals", Society for Early Modern Philosophy at Yale, Yale University (Fall - 2012)
Edgar S. "Continuity and the Constitution of Individuals in Hermann Cohen's Prinzip der Infinitesimal-Methode", History of Philosophy of Science Society Meeting (Spring - 2012)
Edgar S. "Hermann Cohen and Ernst Cassirer on the Constitution of Objects", American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting (Spring - 2012)
Edgar S. "'Objectivity for Humanity': Experimental Physiology and Early Neo-Kantian Epistemology", Joint Philosophy of Science Workshop, Simon Fraser University (Spring - 2011)
Edgar Scott. "Physiological Subjectivity and Neo-Kantian Objectivity", Objectivity in Science (Spring - 2010)
Edgar S. "The Development of F.A. Lange's Theory of Things in Themselves", East Tennessee State University Department of Philosophy (Winter - 2010)
Edgar S. "F.A. Lange and the Neo-Kantian Origins of Positivism", American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting (Winter - 2009)
Edgar S. "Objectivity and Individuating Objects", Neo-Kantianism Workshop, University of British Columbia (Spring - 2009)
Edgar S. "Herman Cohen, Objectivity, and the Possibility of a Revisable A Priori", University of British Columbia Department of Philosophy Colloquium (Winter - 2009)
Edgar S. "Herman Cohen and the Problem of Objectivity", University of Victoria Department of Philosophy (Winter - 2009)
Edgar S. "Empirical Psychology and the Marburg School on the Object of Psychology", History of Philosophy of Science Society Meeting (Spring - 2008)
Edgar S. "Empirical Conceptions of the Mind and Anti-Psychologism in the Late Nineteenth Century", History of Philosophy of Science Society Meeting (Spring - 2008)
Edgar S. "De-Psychologizing the Transcendental Deduction", North American Kant Society Midwest Division Meeting (Fall - 2005)
Edgar S. "Paul Natorp’s Argument for Anti-Psychologism", Canadian Society for the History and the Philosophy of Science Annual Meeting (Spring - 2005)
Edgar S. "The Relationship between Mathematics and Physics in Leibniz", Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Annual Meeting (Spring - 2003)
Edgar Scott. "Williams on Scepticism and Objectivity", Dalhousie University Department of Philosophy Colloquium (Summer - 2000)

Other Publications

Edgar Scott. "Hermann Cohen’s Principle of the Infinitesimal Method: a Rationalist Interpretation" (Spring - 2015)
Edgar Scott. "Quinquennial rewriting of “Hermann Cohen”"
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward N. Zalta (ed.) (Spring - 2015)
Edgar Scott. "Kant on Space: Part II (text and audio)"
Wi-Phi: Open Access Philosophy (Fall - 2014)
Edgar Scott. "Kant on Space: Part I (text and audio)"
Wi-Phi: Open Access Philosophy (Fall - 2014)
Edgar Scott. "Kant on Metaphysical Knowledge (text and audio)"
Wi-Phi: Open Access Philosophy (Fall - 2014)
Edgar S. "Hermann Cohen"
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward N. Zalta (ed.) (Spring - 2010)

Service: Institutional Committees

Member of the Philosophy Department Marshall Lecture Committee, 2014/03 - None (347)
Member of the Research Ethics Board, 2013/03 - None (Member)
Member of the Philosophy Department Curriculum Committee, 2012/03 - None (Member)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Referee for the British Journal of the History of Philosophy, British Journal of the History of Philosophy 2014/03 - 2014/03
Referee for Oxford University Press, Oxford University Press 2009/03 - 2009/03
Referee for the Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Canadian Journal of Philosophy 2009/03 - 2009/03