Jack Zupko, BA, MA, PhD

Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts - Philosophy Dept

Contact

Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts - Philosophy Dept
Email
zupko@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-4108
Address
2-63 Assiniboia Hall
9137 116 St NW
EdmontonAB
T6G 2E7

Availability
Fall 2021: M 11:00-11:50 a.m. (virtual); W 11:00-11:50 a.m. (in person); and by appt.

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

medieval philosophy metaphysics logic philosophy of religion


About

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 Book of 2003, and, most recently, Duns Scotus on Time and Existence (with Edward Buckner) (CUA Press 2014), a translation and commentary on Scotus’ Questions 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 edited and translated Book III of John Buridan’s question commentary on Aristotle’s De anima, forthcoming with Springer. 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; 14th-century origins of modernity


Teaching

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

Courses

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 2022

PHIL 336 - Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

A historical survey of western philosophy from the end of classical antiquity until the sixteenth century.

Winter Term 2023

PHIL 457 - Topics in Philosophy of Religion

Prerequisite: At least *6 in PHIL, *3 of which must be at the 200-level, or consent of Department. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

Winter Term 2023

PHIL 557 - Topics in Philosophy of Religion

Winter Term 2023

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Publications

Nicole Oresme, Dualist

Author(s): Jack Zupko
Publication Date: 10/31/2019
Publication: Quaderni di Noctua
Volume: 5
Page Numbers: 433-65
External Link: https://www.e-theca.net/QuadernidiNoctua/Issues/2019,%20volume%205/Jack%20Zupko%20–%20Nicole%20Oresme,%20Dualist.html

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/