Loptson, Peter 1945-
LOPTSON, Peter 1945-
PERSONAL: Born June 18, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; son of Thorstein Hjalmar (a business executive) and Margaret Pearl (a teacher; maiden name, McCulloch; later surname, Guest) Loptson; married Judith Louise Skowby, October 7, 1966 (divorced, 1975); married Karen Louise Brander, December 28, 1983; children: Tristan Matthew Nestor, Harriet Suzanne Brander, Kristjana Alice Brander. Ethnicity: "Icelandic/British." Education: York University, B.A. (with honors), 1967; University of Pittsburgh, M.A., 1968, Ph.D., 1972.
ADDRESSES: Home—32 Tiffany St. E, Guelph, Ontario N1H 1X5, Canada. Offıce—Department of Philosophy, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Rd. E, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada; fax: 519-836-8734. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, assistant professor, 1970-75, associate professor, 1975-82, professor, 1982-98; University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, professor of philosophy and department chair, 1998—.
MEMBER: Canadian Philosophical Association, Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Hume Society, Leibniz Society, University Club (Guelph, Ontario, Canada).
(Editor and author of introduction and commentary) Anne Conway, The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy, Martinus Nijhoff Publishing (Boston, MA), 1982, revised edition, Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints (Delmar, NY), 1998.
Theories of Human Nature, Broadview Press (Orchard Park, NY), 1995, 2nd edition, 1997.
(Editor) Readings on Human Nature, Broadview Press (Orchard Park, NY), 1998.
Reality: Fundamental Topics in Metaphysics, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.
Philosophy, History, and Myth: Essays and Talks, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 2002.
Contributor to books, including Cosmic Perspectives, edited by S. K. Biswas, D. C. V. Mallik, and C. V. Vishveshwara, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1989; Logic and Reality: Essays on the Legacy of Arthur Prior, edited by B. J. Copeland, Clarendon Press (Oxford, England), 1996; Death and Philosophy, edited by J. E. Malpas and R. C. Solomon, Routledge (New York, NY), 1998; and Early Modern Philosophy, edited by S. Tweyman and B. Logan, 2000. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Hume Studies, Classical Philology, Philosophy, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Dialogue, New Left Review, Cogito, Southern Journal of Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Logic, and Correlation. Editor, Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review, 1996-2000.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Essays on Modality in the History of Philosophy; Naturalism and Rationalism in Metaphysics; Philosophical Essays on Politics; a biography of philosopher David Hume.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Review of Metaphysics, March, 2003, Jeff Malpas, review of Reality: Fundamental Topics in Metaphysics, p. 663.
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