Harry Ide Associate Professor (Ph.D., Cornell University)
1004 Oldfather Hall
Phone: (402) 472-4389
E-mail: hide[at]unl.edu
Office hours: M W 1:00 - 2:00 pm


Curriculum Vitae


Cornell University, Ithaca, New York: September 1983-May 1987 (registered in absentia September 1986-May 1987).
M.A., May 1986; Ph.D., January 1988.

King's College, London: September 1986-June 1987.

Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: January 1981-May 1983. B.A., philosophy (with honors).

Philadelphia College of Bible, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: September 1975-December 1977.


Area of specialization

Ancient philosophy


Areas of competence

Medieval philosophy, logic



Greek, Latin, French, German



Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. August 1993 to present

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. August 1987 to July 1992

Research assistant to the project of translating the ancient commentaries on Aristotle, under Professor Richard Sorabji, King's College London. September 1986 to June 1987


Publications and research


'Complex property structure in Plato's Philebus'. Ancient philosophy 22 (2002) 263-276.

'Aristotle, Metaphysics 6.2-3, and determinism'. Ancient Philosophy 13 (1993) 341-354.

'Dunamis in Metaphysics 9'. Apeiron 35 #1 (March 1992) 1-26.

'Chrysippus's response to Diodorus's master argument'. History and Philosophy of Logic 13 (1992) 133-148.

'Hobbes' contractarian account of individual responsibility for group actions'. Journal of Value Inquiry 27 (1993) 455-464.

'Sophists', 'Cynics', 'Cyrenaics'. Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Review of Philoponus and Simplicius, Place, void, and eternity. Philosophical Review 102 (1993) 89-90.

Review of Notes on Aristotle's Metaphysics eta and theta. Philosophical Review 99 (1990) 292-293. Review of Michael J. White, Agency and integrality. Philosophical Review 96 (1987) 599-601.

Review of William T. Parry and Edward A. Hacker, Aristotelian logic. History and Philosophy of Logic 14 (1993) 248-249.

Submitted and in progress

'Stoic theories of universals'

'P-series and property structure in Plotinus'



'Metaphysics 6.2-3, coincidences, and determinism', American Philosophical Association Central Division meeting, New Orleans, April 1990.



Possibility and potentiality from Aristotle through the Stoics. (Terence Irwin, Gale Fine, Norman Kretzmann).


Courses taught

Undergraduate Courses

Introduction to philosophy

Elementary logic

History of philosophy (ancient)

Later classical, and medieval, ethics

Later classical, and medieval, metaphysics

Hellenistic philosophy

Medieval philosophy



Graduate Courses

Classical philosophy

Classical and medieval theories of properties

Universals in classical and medieval philosophy

Plato's Philebus

Aristotle on modalities

Hellenistic philosophy

Alexander of Aphrodisias


Thomas Aquinas's Five Ways