The Age of Metaphysical Revolution

David Lewis and His Place in the History of Analytic Philosophy

David Lewis
This three-year AHRC-funded project explores the literary and intellectual impact that David Lewis had on how philosophy is practiced today.

This project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, ran from 2016 to 2019. The aim of the project was to give an account of how the age of metaphysical revolution arose at the end of the twentieth century through a systematic exploration of David Lewis’ philosophy in its historical context.

The project team consisted of Prof Helen Beebee (Principal Investigator), Prof Fraser MacBride (Co-investigator), Dr Anthony Fisher (Postdoctoral Research Fellow), and Dr Frederique Janssen-Lauret (Postdoctoral Research Fellow).

The project has a legacy website, which includes information about Lewis and publications arising from the project, video podcasts of several of the talks from our end-of-project conference (including, e.g., Angelika Kratzer, Frank Jackson and Jonathan Schaffer), some of Lewis's letters to other philosophers, links to other Lewis resources, etc.

Visit the Age of Metaphysical Revolution website.