Richard TierneyRichard J. Tierney

Associate Professor

Office: Curtin Hall 602/623
Phone: (414) 229-4736 / 4719
Fax: (414) 229-5022


Ph.D., Columbia University

Research Interests:

His current research focuses primarily on Aristotle, both from the ancient perspective and with a view to inform contemporary discussions in metaphysics and philosophy of mind. He is also doing work on Plato's epistemology and on Quine.

Teaching Interests:

Teaches courses in the history of ancient philosophy, as well as in logic, metaphysics, and modern philosophy.


"The Scope of Aristotles's Essentialism in the Posterior Analytics" Journal of the History of Philosophy (2004).

"On the Senses of 'Sumbebekos' in Aristotle" Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (2001).

"Aristotle's Scientific Demonstrations as Expositions of Essence" Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (2000)