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Andrew Janiak
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    Newton as Philosopher.Andrew Janiak - 2008 - Cambridge University Press.
    Newton's philosophical views are unique and uniquely difficult to categorise. In the course of a long career from the early 1670s until his death in 1727, he articulated profound responses to Cartesian natural philosophy and to the prevailing mechanical philosophy of his day. Newton as Philosopher presents Newton as an original and sophisticated contributor to natural philosophy, one who engaged with the principal ideas of his most important predecessor, René Descartes, and of his most influential critic, G. W. Leibniz. Unlike (...)
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  2. Newton and the Reality of Force.Andrew Janiak - 2007 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 45 (1):127-147.
    : Newton's critics argued that his treatment of gravity in the Principia saddles him with a substantial dilemma. If he insists that gravity is a real force, he must invoke action at a distance because of his explicit failure to characterize the mechanism underlying gravity. To avoid distant action, however, he must admit that gravity is not a real force, and that he has therefore failed to discover the actual cause of the phenomena associated with it. A reinterpretation of Newton's (...)
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    Interpreting Newton: Critical Essays.Andrew Janiak & Eric Schliesser (eds.) - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    This collection of specially commissioned essays by leading scholars presents research on Isaac Newton and his main philosophical interlocutors and critics. The essays analyze Newton's relation to his contemporaries, especially Barrow, Descartes, Leibniz and Locke and discuss the ways in which a broad range of figures, including Hume, Maclaurin, Maupertuis and Kant, reacted to his thought. The wide range of topics discussed includes the laws of nature, the notion of force, the relation of mathematics to nature, Newton's argument for universal (...)
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    Three Concepts of Causation in Newton.Andrew Janiak - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 44 (3):396-407.
  5. Isaac Newton: Philosophical Writings.Andrew Janiak (ed.) - 2004 - Cambridge University Press.
    Sir Isaac Newton left a voluminous legacy of writings. Despite his influence on the early modern period, his correspondence, manuscripts, and publications in natural philosophy remain scattered throughout many disparate editions. In this volume, Newton's principal philosophical writings are for the first time collected in a single place. They include excerpts from the Principia and the Opticks, his famous correspondence with Boyle and with Bentley, and his equally significant correspondence with Leibniz, which is often ignored in favor of Leibniz's later (...)
     
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    Substance and Action in Descartes and Newton.Andrew Janiak - 2010 - The Monist 93 (4):657-677.
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    Space, Atoms and Mathematical Divisibility in Newton.Andrew Janiak - 2000 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 31 (2):203-230.
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    Metaphysics and Natural Philosophy in Descartes and Newton.Andrew Janiak - 2013 - Foundations of Science 18 (3):403-417.
    This paper compares Newton’s and Descartes’s conceptions of the complex relationship between physics and metaphysics.
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  9. Review: Garber and Longuenesse (Eds.), Kant and the Early Moderns[REVIEW]Andrew Janiak - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (2).
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    Newton's Philosophy.Andrew Janiak - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Newton and Descartes: Theology and Natural Philosophy.Andrew Janiak - 2012 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 50 (3):414-435.
    Scholars have long recognized that Newton regarded Descartes as his principal philosophical interlocutor when composing the first edition of Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica in 1687. The arguments in the Scholium on space and time, for instance, can profitably be interpreted as focusing on the conception of space and motion in part two of Descartes's Principles of Philosophy (1644). What is less well known, however, is that this Cartesian conception, along with Descartes's attempt to avoid Galileo's fate in 1633, serves as (...)
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    Kant as Philosopher of Science.Andrew Janiak - 2004 - Perspectives on Science 12 (3):339-363.
    Michael Friedman's Kant and the Exact Sciences (1992) refocused scholarly attention on Kant's status as a philosopher of the sciences, especially (but not exclusively) of the broadly Newtonian science of the eighteenth century. The last few years have seen a plethora of articles and monographs concerned with characterizing that status. This recent scholarship illuminates Kant's views on a diverse group of topics: science and its relation to metaphysics; dynamics and the theory of matter; causation and Hume's critique of it; and, (...)
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  13. Kant's Views on Space and Time.Andrew Janiak - 2010 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Space and Motion in Nature and Scripture: Galileo, Descartes, Newton.Andrew Janiak - 2015 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 51:89-99.
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    Review: Massimi (Ed.), Kant and Philosophy of Science Today; The Kantian Spirit: How to Resist Realism in the Philosophy of Science[REVIEW]Andrew Janiak - 2011 - Metascience 20 (1):153-157.
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    The Kantian Spirit: How to Resist Realism in the Philosophy of Science.Andrew Janiak - 2011 - Metascience 20 (1):153-157.
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  17. Kant's Newtonianism.Andrew Janiak - 2001 - Dissertation, Indiana University
    Kant's understanding of two significant philosophical issues, the status of space and the nature of scientific explanation, can be illuminated by considering his reaction to the emergence of Newtonian gravitational physics. Although Kant accepts---with important provisos---the view that space bears an absolute status, he rejects Newton's philosophical interpretation of that status. Characterizing this rejection poses a problem. It is commonly thought that Kant's conception of space can be understood as a competitor to Newtonian absolutism and Leibnizian relationalism per se, but (...)
     
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  18. Newton's Forces in Kant's Critique.Andrew Janiak - 2010 - In Michael Friedman, Mary Domski & Michael Dickson (eds.), Discourse on a New Method: Reinvigorating the Marriage of History and Philosophy of Science. Open Court.