Andrew Janiak

This book is an evocative intellectual history of the life and ideas of Isaac Newton the natural philosopher, covering his influential thoughts about philosophical problems, our knowledge of nature, and even the nature of the divine. It offers a comprehensive and highly accessible introduction to the life and ideas of Isaac Newton, emphasizing his influential contributions to the field of philosophy. Newton covers the principal philosophical topics that captivated his mind, from our knowledge of nature to the nature of the divine and includes the most recent and innovative research regarding his views on theology and philosophy.

Janiak, associate professor of philosophy, emphasizes the philosophical importance of Newton’s work to the history of philosophy and his engagement with the ideas of both historic and contemporary figures such as Galileo and Descartes, Leibniz and Locke.