Jeffrey Dirk Wilson


  • School of Philosophy
  • Expertise

  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Biography

    Jeffrey Dirk Wilson’s principal academic interests are classical metaphysics, ancient Greek philosophy, and political thought, with special attention to the philosophical reception of Homer. His personal commitments are those of a Neo-Platonic Thomist. Before turning to the philosophical life, he was a minister of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. (1979-2007) and served as pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in York, Pennsylvania (1983-2004). He also served as President of the County Council of Harford County (1990-94). He taught philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland (2007-09). In 2007, he was received into full communion with the Catholic Church. He holds degrees from Bowdoin College, Union Theological Seminary (New York), Oxford University, and The Catholic University of America. In addition, he has studied at Hamburg University, University of Edinburgh, and University of Paris (X) at Nanterre. He has three children and three grandchildren, three beagles and four cats. He lives and works on a family farm in Harford County, Maryland.

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