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Jeremiah Hackett

Title: Professor Emeritus
Department: Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-2037
Office: Byrnes, Room 414
Resources: Department of Philosophy
Professor Jerry Hackett


PhD, Toronto, 1983

Research Interests 

History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

My primary training is in the history of philosophy: later ancient, medieval and Renaissance. I work also in the history of medieval and Renaissance science. I am interested in how modern philosophy and science understands the history of philosophy. This specialization in the history of philosophy covers the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind. I have also written on medieval ethical theory. Meister Eckhart and philosophy in 14th c. Germany; George Berkeley. Heidegger and Augustine.

I am currently interested in Roger Bacon and Averroism; Robert Grosseteste's Commentary on the Posterior Analytics of Aristotle; Meister Eckhart and philosophy in 14c. Germany; Heidegger on Augustine; Heidegger on the uses of history of philosophy and science.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.