Jack Zupko, BA, MA, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Philosophy Dept

Pronouns: he / him


Professor, 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, ethics, and the philosophy of religion. He has published numerous research articles and five books, including John Buridan: Portrait of a 14th-Century Arts Master (Notre Dame), which was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 2003, Duns Scotus on Time and Existence (with Edward Buckner) (CUA Press 2014), a translation and commentary on Scotus’ Questions on Aristotle’s De interpretatione, and, most recently, (with Gyula Klima, Peter G. Sobol, and Peter Hartman) the Latin edition + English translation of John Buridan's Questions on Aristotle's De anima (Springer 2023).  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.  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.

PHIL 436 - Topics in Medieval Philosophy

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

PHIL 536 - Topics in Medieval Philosophy

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Featured Publications

Jack Zupko

(Cambridge-New York: Cambridge University Press): 7-21. 2024 February; 10.1017/9781108992497

Jack Zupko

American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. 2023 May; 97 (2): 1-8 10.5840/acpq2023972273

Jack Zupko

Quaderni di Noctua. 2019 October; 5: 433-65 10.14640/QuadernidiNoctua5-13

Jack Zupko

The Ontology, Psychology and Axiology of Habits (Habitus) in Medieval Philosophy, ed. Magali Roques and Nicolas Faucher. 2019 January; Historical-Analytical Studies on Nature, Mind, and Action, 7 (Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature): 333-46

Jack Zupko

Metaphysics. 2018 September; I (1): 88-96