Reader in Philosophy

Contact Details:

Office: E313, Forgan Smith Building (1)
Phone: +61 7 3365 2099
Email: p.dowe@uq.edu.au


BSc, University of NSW
MA, Macquarie University
PhD, University of Sydney


Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics, Introduction to Philosophy.

Research Interests:

Philosophy of Science, Early Modern Philosophy, Science and Religion, Metaphysics.

Current Research Projects:

Time, Causation, Identity, Chance.
Please see Associate Professor Dowe's personal webpage for publication lists and online papers.

Selected Recent Publications:

Journal articles, book chapters, proceeding papers and reviews
  •  “Proportionality and Omissions” Analysis 70:1-5, 2010.
  • “The Causal-Process-Model Theory of Mechanisms” forthcoming in P. McKay, F. Russo and J. Williamson, eds, Causality in the Sciences, Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • “Darwin, God and Chance” forthcoming in Jonathan L. Kvanvig (ed) Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 3, Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • “Common Sense, Relativity and Theories of Time” in Vanderbeeken, R. and D’Hooghe, B. (eds) Worldviews, Science and Us: Studies of Analytical Metaphysics. A Selection of Topics From a Methodological Perspective. World Scientific Publishing Company, Singapore, 2010, pp. 32-43.
  • “Every Now and Then: A-theory and Loops in Time” in Journal of Philosophy 106:641-665, 2009.
  • “Would-Cause Semantics” in Philosophy of Science 76:701-711, 2009.
  • “Causal Process Theories” in H. Beebee, C. Hitchcock, and P. Menzies (eds) Oxford Handbook of Causation, Oxford University Press, New York, 2009, pp 213-133.
  • “Absences, Possible Causation, and the Problem of Non-locality” (2009) Monist 92:24-41.

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