E. J. Lowe (philosopher)

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Edward Jonathan Lowe (/l/; 24 March 1950 – 5 January 2014), usually cited as E. J. Lowe, was Professor of Philosophy and Director of Postgraduate Studies at the Department of Philosophy at Durham University, England.[1] He was born in the UK, educated at the University of Cambridge, 1968-72, and the University of Oxford, 1972-75. His main areas of research and publication are in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophical logic, and the history of early modern philosophy.[2][3]


  • Kinds of Being: A Study of Individuation, Identity and the Logic of Sortal Terms (Oxford: Blackwell, 1989)
  • Locke on Human Understanding (London: Routledge, 1995)
  • Subjects of Experience (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996)
  • The Possibility of Metaphysics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998)
  • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000)
  • A Survey of Metaphysics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)
  • Locke (London, New York: Routledge: 2005)
  • The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006)
  • Personal Agency (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • More Kinds of Being: A Further Study of Individuation, Identity, and the Logic of Sortal Terms (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)
  • Forms of Thought: A Study in Philosophical Logic (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

He also published numerous articles in journals.


  1. ^ "Professor EJ Lowe". Durham University. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Department of Philosophy. "Department of Philosophy : Professor Jonathan Lowe". Durham University. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  3. ^ Times Higher Education

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