The Aristotelian Society

The Aristotelian Society

est. 1880


P.F. Strawson & Paul Snowdon

14 april 2013


P.F. Strawson (Oxford)




The work of Sir Peter Frederick Strawson, FBA (23 November 1919 – 13 February 2006) spanned philosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemology and the history of philosophy, particularly Kant. He was the Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at the University of Oxford (Magdalen College) from 1968 to 1987. Before that he was appointed as a college lecturer at University College, Oxford in 1947 and became a tutorial fellow the following year until 1968. On his retirement in 1987, he returned to University College and continued working there until shortly before his death.

P.F. Strawson was president of the Aristotelian Society from 1969-1970.


Paul Snowdon (UCL)

"Strawson's 'Truth'"



Paul Snowdon has held the post of Grote Professor of Mind and Logic at University College London since 2001 where he is also head of department.   His research and publications relate to three main areas: the problem of personal identity (on which he is completing a book manuscript), the philosophy of perception, and the mind-body problem.