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17-19 June 2019, University of Manchester

Registration is now open! Please read the Registration Information page and follow the link from there to register and pay online. If you would like to participate virtually (see below), this will be free; just check back here a few days before the conference, or else email us at and we’ll let you know when the information is available.


David Lewis, Lancaster, PA, Fall 1993

The conference marks the end of our AHRC-funded project at the University of Manchester, The Age of Metaphysical Revolution: David Lewis and His Place in the History of Analytic Philosophy. The project is the first large-scale treatment of Lewis as a historical figure, and outputs will include a monograph, a collection of posthumous papers, and two volumes of Lewis’s correspondence.

The aim of the conference is to cap off the project’s treatment of Lewis’s philosophy in its historical context and his place in the history of analytic philosophy. Papers will deal with some aspect of Lewis’s philosophy in a similar fashion.

Keynote speakers: Sara Bernstein, John Bigelow, Frank Jackson, Frederique Janssen-Lauret & Fraser MacBride, Angelika Kratzer, Daniel Nolan, Jonathan Schaffer, Wolfgang Schwarz.

When: Monday 17 June to Wednesday 19 June; see the draft programme for more details.

Where: University of Manchester, UK, main campus

Registration: Registration is now open. Please read the Registration Information page and follow the link from there to register and pay online.

Virtual participation

You will have the option of being a virtual participant free of charge. We aim to make this experience as good and as interactive as we can, with access to handouts, the opportunity to ask questions during Q&A, and access to an online chatroom during the breaks. Further details will be available nearer the time.

Environmental policy

We committed at the outset of the project to do everything we can to minimise its carbon footprint. The virtual participation option is part of this commitment, as is the fact that several of our keynote speakers will be presenting their talks virtually.

To help us with our commitment to minimising our carbon footprint, we encourage participants who would have to fly to attend in person to consider attending virtually.

We encourage participants physically attending the event to consider the following guidelines for environmentally responsible travel:

  • To avoid air and single occupant car travel where it is feasible to do so in favour of rail and coach travel.
  • To avoid short-stay, single-purpose high-emissions travel where feasible.
  • To maximise the academic value of high-emissions travel (where unavoidable) by taking longer and multiple purpose trips (where feasible).
  • To consider using a carbon offsetting scheme where air travel is unavoidable.

We will be rewarding participants who travel to the conference by train, bus or coach with a reduced conference fee.