Andrew Janiak

Creed C. Black Associate Professor of Philosophy (2011 - 2016)

Andrew Janiak is a gifted scholar and philosopher whose research interests include the history of early modern philosophy and the history and philosophy of science. He has edited Newton’s philosophical writings, and his book Newton as Philosopher argues that Newton saw himself first and foremost as a philosopher, though we consider him as a mathematician and physicist. As a teacher, Professor Janiak has already had an equally impressive impact. He has been a faculty fellow at Duke’s Franklin Humanities institute and is affiliated with the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Students describe him as a funny, passionate and engaging teacher. He won the Richard K. Lublin teaching award in 2009.