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Edward Charles Halper

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JOSIAH MEIGS DISTINGUISHED TEACHING PROFESSOR -- Ancient Philosophy, German Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Metaphysics

Edward Halper,  Distinguished Research Professor and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, (Ph.D. University of Toronto) is interested in the classical problems of metaphysics.  Much of his work has been on ancient philosophy (he has just completed a three volume study of Aristotle's Metaphysics), but he also works on nineteenth century German philosophy (especially Hegel), medieval philosophy, and metaphysics. Halper came to UGA in 1984.  He was named Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in 2006 and Distinguished Research Professor in 2012.

View a lecture by Dr. Halper on Aristotle's Metaphysics

Read an interview with Dr. Halper

Research Interests:
  • Aristotle
  • Plato
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Hegel
  • Nineteenth Century Philosophy
  • Jewish Philosophy
Selected Publications:

One and Many in Aristotle’s Metaphysics: Books I-N (2019, forthcoming)

One and Many in Aristotle’s Metaphysics: Books A-Δ (2009)

One and Many in Aristotle’s Metaphysics: The Central Books (orig pub 1989;  reprinted 2005)

Aristotle’s Metaphysics: A Reader’s Guide (2012)

“Torah as Political Philosophy: Maimonides and Spinoza on Divine Law,” in Judaic Sources and Western Thought: Jerusalem's Enduring Presence, ed. J. Jacobs (2011)

“Hegel’s Criticism of Newton,” in The Cambridge Companion to Hegel and Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, ed. F. Beiser (2008)

“Divine Justice and the Nature of Human Suffering,” in Jewish Philosophy Past and Present:  Contemporary Responses to Classical Sources, edited by Daniel Frank and Aaron Segal, pp. 176-85.  New York: Routledge, 2016. 

“Heraclitus and the Possibility of Metaphysics,” The Review of Metaphysics, 70 (2017): 453-72.

“The Value of Soul’s Descent,” in Platonic Inquiries: Selected Papers from the Thirteenth Annual Conference of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies, edited by Claudia D’Amico, Natalia Strok, and John Finamore, pp. 93-110.  Westbury, England: Prometheus Trust, 2017. 

"Aristotle’s Scientific Method,” in Reading Aristotle, ed. Ronald Polansky and William Wians, pp. 50-96.  Leiden: Brill, 2017.

"The Metaphysics of the Syllogism,” Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, 33 (2018), forthcoming.

"The Currency of Virtue: Phaedo 68c-69d,” Proceedings of the Eleventh Symposium Platonicum, edited by Gabriele Cornelli, Francisco Bravo, and Thomas Robinson. Sankt Augustin, Germany: Academica Verlag, 2018, forthcoming.

Articles Featuring Edward Charles Halper

Associate Professor Elizabeth Brient presented the keynote lecture, “The Infinite Sphere as Think Tank: Suspension (of the finite in the infinite/ of the infinite in the finite) as Meditative Praxis” at the…

Richard Winfield’s latest book, Rethinking the Arts After Hegel: From Architecture to Motion Pictures, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan this November.  

Professor Yuri Balashov gave a talk on "Harnessing the Power of Domain Adaptation" at the Annual Conference of the American Translators…

Professor Yuri Balashov continues his work on his project on human and machine translation.

As current president of the International Plato Society, Edward Halper, UGA Department of Philosophy Distinguished Research Professor and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching…

Distinguished Research Professor, Richard Winfield published his twenty-third single-authored book, In Defense of Reason after Hegel: Why…

Yuri Balashov became increasingly involved in the activities of the American Translators Association

Edward Halper, Distinguished Research Professor and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor published an opinion piece in the December 3, 2020 issue of the…

Edward Halper, Distinguished Research Professor and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Philosophy has published an opinion piece in the December 3, 2020 edition of the New York Daily News, "What philosophy teaches us in a…

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