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Jack Zupko, BA, MA, PhD

Chair and Professor

Arts

Philosophy

About Me

Jack Zupko, Ph.D.—Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department. A graduate of Cornell University, Professor Zupko specializes in medieval philosophy, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion. He has published numerous research articles and four books, including John Buridan: Portrait of a Fourteenth-Century Arts Master (Notre Dame), which was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2003, and, most recently, Duns Scotus on Time and Existence (with Edward Buckner) (CUA Press 2014), a translation and commentary on Scotus’ Quaestiones on Aristotle’s De interpretatione. He has served as medieval subject editor for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy since 1998, and was Book Review Editor for the Journal of the History of Philosophy 2005-13, where he currently serves as Editor. He is preparing the Latin edition and translation of John Buridan’s question commentary on Aristotle’s De anima, Book III. Professor Zupko received awards for his teaching while on the faculties of Emory University and San Diego State University. Prior to coming to the University of Alberta in 2013, he was Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Winnipeg.


Research

medieval logic and semantics; later medieval Aristotelianism, especially natural philosophy; the 14th-century origins of modernity


Teaching

medieval and Renaissance philosophy; metaphysics; philosophy of religion; history of philosophy; history of logic; ethics