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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 is a new research project in Philosophy at The University of Manchester, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The aim of this project is 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 consists 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 will run for three years, from September 2016 to August 2019. There are weekly seminars at Manchester on the work of David Lewis and related material. There will be a number of workshops over the three years and a major conference in the final year.

You can find more information about the project, news, updates, musings, event details, and much more at our WordPress site.