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Department of Philosophy

The Philosophy of E. J. Lowe: A Memorial Conference


Sunday 27th July – Tuesday 29th July


Professor E. J. (Jonathan) Lowe (1950-2014) spent the last thirty four years of his life at Durham University, during which time he established himself as one or the world’s leading metaphysicians and inspired philosophers all over the world. This conference celebrated his life and work as speakers engaged with various different aspects of his philosophy.


Invited Speakers:

Professor Antonella Corradini (Catholic University of Milan)

Professor Tim Crane (University of Cambridge)

Professor John Heil (Washington University in St Louis)

Dr Penelope Mackie (University of Nottingham)

Dr Anna Marmodoro (University of Oxford)

Professor Peter Simons (Trinity College Dublin)

Dr Tuomas Tahko (University of Helsinki)

Professor David Robb (Davidson College)

Professor Peter van Inwagen (University of Notre Dame)

The conference began at 2.00 pm on Sunday 27th July and concluded at 6.00 pm on Tuesday 29th July. On the Sunday, there was an opening lecture followed by several short speeches, a wine reception, a concert and a three-course dinner. On the Monday and Tuesday, there were eight further papers by invited speakers.