Emily Robertson

Emily Robertson
Professor Emerita

Emily Robertson specializes in philosophy of education, ethics and social philosophy, and philosophy of social science. Her primary research interests include analysis of educational aims in relationship to moral, political, and social ideals and to theories of knowledge, particularly the development of capacities for critical reflection and for moral perception and judgement.

Her articles have appeared in the “Proceedings of the Philosophy of Education Society“, “Review of Research in Education“, “Journal of Higher Education” and the “American Journal of Education”. Professor Robertson is past president of the Philosophy of Education Society and is on the editorial board of Studies in Philosophy and Education. She was a consultant on projects for the Ford Foundation, the National Institute of Education, and the Educational Testing Service. She holds a dual appointment with the Syracuse University philosophy department.


  • Ph.D. Syracuse University, 1981