Joshua Harris

Assistant Professor of Philosophy P: 780-465-3500 Ext. 8161

Biography

Joshua Harris started in the philosophy department at King’s in the fall of 2018, where he teaches select “core” philosophy classes (Logic and Metaphysics), some specialty courses (Philosophy of the Environment and Philosophy of the Sciences), and courses in the history of philosophy (Ancient and Medieval).

Joshua’s love of philosophy was kindled in high school as a result of reading Fyodor Dostoevsky’s masterpiece novel Crime and Punishment, and the fire spread quickly after encountering Aristotle’s Metaphysics for the first time in college. He has always been fascinated by the deeply human power of classic philosophical texts, especially insofar as they illuminate—and deepen—the mysteries of faith.

Joshua’s published work covers topics and questions in medieval philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of social science. Currently, he is involved with an interdisciplinary research project focused on the phenomenon of collective intentionality and the metaphysics of social institutions.

When he is not teaching, reading or writing philosophy, he enjoys spending time with his family, as well as playing tennis, basketball, and gypsy jazz guitar.  

Sero te amavi, pulchritudo tam antiqua et tam nova, sero te amavi!

Research Areas

  • Medieval Philosophy (esp. the thought of Thomas Aquinas)
  • Metaphysics (esp. the nature of social institutions)
  • Philosophy of Religion (esp. the tradition of “classical theism” and Christian philosophy)

For more on Joshua’s scholarly activity, visit his personal website.