Jack Zupko, BA, MA, PhD

Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts - Philosophy Dept


Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts - Philosophy Dept
(780) 492-4108
2-63 Assiniboia Hall
9137 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E7


Area of Study / Keywords

medieval philosophy metaphysics logic philosophy of religion


Jack Zupko, Ph.D.—Professor of Philosophy. 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 (2005-13) and Editor (2015-20) of the Journal of the History of Philosophy. 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.


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


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


PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy: Values and Society

An introduction to the classical problems of philosophy through study and critical discussion of selected philosophical classics and contemporary works. Emphasis will be placed on questions of moral and other values and on the nature of society and justice.

Fall Term 2020 Fall Term 2021
PHIL 357 - Philosophy of Religion

General topics in the Philosophy of Religion, which may include the concept of 'religion,' the existence of God, meaning and intelligibility in religious language, religion and morality, implications of the social scientific study of religion.

Winter Term 2021
PHIL 440 - Topics in Ancient Philosophy

Prerequisite: At least *6 in PHIL, *3 of which must be at the 200 level, or consent of Department.

Winter Term 2021
PHIL 540 - Topics in Ancient Philosophy

Winter Term 2021

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Nicole Oresme, Dualist
Author(s): Jack Zupko
Publication Date: 10/31/2019
Publication: Quaderni di Noctua
Volume: 5
Page Numbers: 433-65
External Link: http://www.didaschein.net/ojs/index.php/QuadernidiNoctua/article/view/221
Acts and Dispositions in John Buridan's Faculty Psychology
Author(s): Jack Zupko
Publication Date: 1/7/2019
Publication: The Ontology, Psychology and Axiology of Habits (Habitus) in Medieval Philosophy, ed. Magali Roques and Nicolas Faucher
Volume: Historical-Analytical Studies on Nature, Mind, and Action, 7
Issue: Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature
Page Numbers: 333-46
External Link: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-030-00235-0_18
“Nothing in Nature Is Naturally a Statue": William of Ockham on Artifacts
Author(s): Jack Zupko
Publication Date: 9/7/2018
Publication: Metaphysics
Volume: I
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 88-96
External Link: https://metaphysicsjournal.com/articles/10.5334/met.7/