Tim Jankowiak

Assistant Chair and Associate Professor

Tim Jankowiak

Contact Info

LA 4210B


PhD, Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, 2012

BA, Philosophy, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2005

Areas of Expertise

17th and 18th century European Philosophy (especially Kant's metaphysics and epistemology)


Tim Jankowiak's research focuses primarily on 18th century European philosophy, especially the metaphysics, epistemology, and theory of mind of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). Professor Jankowiak's recent work has articulated an interpretation of Kant's theory of the cognitive function of sensory input in the human mind's construction of its representation of physical reality. Recent publications include "Kant's Argument for the Principle of Intensive Magnitudes" (Kantian Review 18(3), 2013), "Sensations as Representations in Kant" (British Journal for the History of Philosophy 22(3), 2014), as well as a long entry on Kant for the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2014).

In addition to teaching regular sections of Introduction to Philosophy (Phil 101) and Introduction to Ethics (Phil 103), Professor Jankowiak will be offering upper division courses on Modern Philosophy (Phil 324) and Kant (Phil 427), and he will be designing upper division courses in contemporary metaphysics and philosophy of mind.

Selected Publications

  • "Sensations as Representations in Kant," British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 22(3), 2014 [Winner of 2014 Rogers Prize for best article published in BJHP in 2014]
  • "Kant's Argument for the Principle of Intensive Magnitudes," Kantian Review, 18(3), 2013
  • with Eric Watkins, "Meat on the Bones: Kant's Account of Cognition in the Anthropology Lectures," in Kant's Lectures on Anthropology: A Critical Guide, edited by Alix Cohen, Cambridge University Press, 2014
  • An "overview" of Immanuel Kant's philosophy, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2014