Marianne Janack
Professor of Philosophy, Hamilton College New York

Marianne Janack is the John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy at Hamilton College in New York. She is also the Phi Beta Kappa Romanell Professor of Philosophy for 2017-18. She is the author of What We Mean By Experience (Stanford U Press, 2012) and editor of Feminist Interpretations of Richard Rorty (Penn State U Press, 2010). She was the recipient of a major National Science Foundation grant in 2008-09 to support her work in philosophy of science, epistemology, and philosophy of mind.

She teaches courses in philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, theories of the self, epistemology, and philosophy and literature.

Written by Marianne Janack

A woman looks at Gerhard Richter’s painting ‘Betty’ (1988). Photo by Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Illness and disease
A good forgetting

Personal identity is tied to memory, but sometimes we find peace, clarity and a true sense of completeness in the lapses

Marianne Janack