Andrew Janiak: Three Concepts of Cause in Newton’s Thought
1 April 2011, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Dr. Andrew Janiak, of Duke University, examines how Newton’s assertion that objects spread across space can interact causally is related to his endorsement of the traditional metaphysical concepts of substance and of causation.
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Andrew Janiak has been a Professor at Duke University since 2002. He was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology at MIT and at Tel Aviv University. He earned his MA from the University of Michigan, and his PhD from Indiana University Bloomington.
Janiak’s primary research interests are the history of early modern philosophy and the history and philosophy of science. He is the recipient of the Richard Lublin Distinguished Teaching Award for 2008-09 from Duke’s School of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of Newton as Philosopher (2008), and editor of Isaac Newton: Philosophical Writings (2004).
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