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Prof. Zupko on Mediaeval Philosophy

Hole Academic HA 312

April 12, 2023 4:00 pm - April 12, 2023 5:00 pm

The CUE Research Cluster on Christian Philosophy & Theology is pleased to announce our final public lecture of the term, by our distinguished local colleague Prof. Jack Zupko.

Event Details

Wednesday, April 12 ┃ 4 p.mMST (Edmonton, Alta. time) HA 312

What Sort of Thing is the Will? John Duns Scotus (c. 1265-1308) on Nature, the Good, and Human Freedom

Prof. Zupko considers Duns Scotus’s argument that human free will belongs not to the natural order, but rather to a standalone metaphysical order operating outside of nature. He also compares Scotus’ account of human agency with that of another major mediaeval thinker, St. Thomas Aquinas.

About the Speaker

Prof. Zupko (Ph.D., Cornell) is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alberta, specializing in mediaeval philosophy, metaphysics and the philosophy of religion.  His most recent book is a first-ever English translation of John Buridan’s Questions on Aristotle’s De Anima (Springer, 2023), available for purchase at Amazon.ca.