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Jeremiah Hackett

Title: Professor Emeritus
Department: Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences
Resources: Department of Philosophy
Roger Bacon Research Society
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.  I am the founding preside of the Roger Bacon Research Society.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.