E. J. Lowe’s impact on contemporary philosophy is massive and it is only appropriate that there should be a massive conference to celebrate his life and work. I can’t start to explain how honoured I am to speak at his Memorial Conference, which features many leading philosophers whose work has been an inspiration to me — almost, but not quite(!), as much as Jonathan’s work. Note that there is also a CFP for postgrads and recent PhDs. I hope to see many of you in Durham this July!
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 will celebrate his life and work. Speakers will engage with various different aspects of his philosophy.
Confirmed speakers are as follows:
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 will begin at 2.00 pm on Sunday 27th July and conclude at 6.00 pm on Tuesday 29th July. On the Sunday, there will be an opening lecture followed by several short speeches, a wine reception, a concert and a three-course dinner. On the Monday and Tuesday, there will be eight further papers by invited speakers.
We are also keen to include some further papers by current postgraduate students and recent PhD graduates. If you would like to be considered for inclusion in the programme, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words (for a paper that can be presented in 20 minutes) to David Westland (email@example.com) by 1st June 2014 at the latest. The only constraint on content is that the paper should explicitly address some aspect of Jonathan’s work. We hope to provide bursaries for those whose abstracts are selected (details to follow).
Jonathan’s work and his friendship meant a great deal to a lot of people, and we realise that there are many others who would like to have given papers at this conference. We’re very sorry that we couldn’t invite all of you to do so. If you would like to come and share your memories of Jonathan by giving a short speech on the Sunday, please contact Matthew Ratcliffe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All are very welcome to attend this conference. There is a small registration fee of £35 (waged) and £20 (student/unwaged). You can register and also book accommodation here (registration deadline Monday 14th July):
A full programme, along with further information, will be posted here: