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

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


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 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.


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.

PHIL 336 - Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

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

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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: 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/