Lawrence Lombard

Lawrence Lombard

Professor of Philosophy

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L.B.Lombard@wayne.edu

 5057 Woodward, Rm. 12002.13

Curriculum Vitae

Websites

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Lawrence Lombard

Date of Birth: 24 November 1944

Education:
Cornell University (1961-l965), A.B., Philosophy (June, 1965)
Stanford University (1965-1969), Ph.D., Philosophy (June, 1974)

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  •  Metaphysics, Event Theory, Causation, Philosophy of Space and Time, Philosophy of Physics

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • Cornell University (1961-l965), A.B., Philosophy (June, 1965)
  • Stanford University (1965-1969), Ph.D., Philosophy (June, 1974)

Selected Publications

Book:  
Events: A Metaphysical Study (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986).

Articles:
"Grice's Intentions", Philosophical Studies 25:3 (1974), 207-212, co-authored with G.C. Stine.
"A Note on Level-Generation and the Time of a Killing", Philosophical Studies 26:2 (1974), 151-
152.


"Events, Changes, and the Non-extensionality of 'Become'", Philosophical Studies 28:2 (1975),
131-136.

"Chisholm and Davidson on Events and Counterfactuals", Philosophia: Philosophical Quarterly
of Israel, Vol. VII (1977), 515-522.

"Actions, Results, and the Time of a Killing", Philosophia: Philosophical Quarterly of Israel,
Vol. VIII (1978), 341-354.

"Relational Change and Relational Changes", Philosophical Studies 34:1 (1978), 63-79.

"The Extensionality of Causal Contexts: Comments on Rosenberg and Martin", Midwest Studies
in Philosophy, Vol IV (1979), 409-415.

"Events", Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. IX, No. 3 (September, 1979), 425-460.

"Events and Their Subjects", Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 62:2 (April, 1981), 138-147.

"Events and the Essentiality of Time", Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. XII, No. 1 (March,
1982), 1-17.

"How Not To Flip The Prowler: Transitive Verbs of Action and the Identity of Actions", Actions and
Events: Perspectives on the Philosophy of Donald Davidson (Oxford: Basil Blackwell,
1985), E. LePore and B. McLaughlin (eds), 268-281.

"'Unless', 'Until', and the Time of a Killing", Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 70:2 (June, 1989),
135-154.

"Causes, Enablers, and the Counterfactual Analysis", Philosophical Studies, Vol. 59 (1990), 195-
211.

"Events, Counterfactuals, and Speed", Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 70, No. 2 (June,
1992), 187-197.

"Causes and Enablers: A Reply to Mackie", Philosophical Studies, Vol. 65 (1992), 319-322.
"How Not to Flip the Switch with the Floodlight: Causative-Inchoative, the Instrumental 'With', and
the Identity of Actions", Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 73, No. 1 (March, 1992),
31-43, co-authored with Patrick Francken.

"The Doctrine of Temporal Parts and the 'No-Change' Objection", Philosophy and
Phenomenological Research, Vol. LIV, No. 2 (June, 1994), 365-372

"Sooner or Later", Noûs, Vol. 29, No. 3 (1995), 343-359.

"Delaying, Preventing, and Disenabling", Philosophia: Philosophical Quarterly of Israel, Vol.
24:3-4 (December, 1995), 433-447.

"Ontologies of Events", in Contemporary Readings in the Foundation of Metaphysics (Oxford:
Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 1998), S. Laurence and C.A. Macdonald, eds., 277-294.

"On the Alleged Incompatibility of Presentism and Perduring Entities", Philosophia:
Philosophical Quarterly of Israel, Vol. 27, Nos. 1-2 (March, 1999).

"The Cambridge Solution to the Time of a Killing", Philosophia: Philosophical Quarterly of
Israel, Vol. 31, Nos. 1-2 (October, 2003), pp. 93-106.

"The Lowe Road to the Problem of Temporary Intrinsics", Philosophical Studies 112: 2 (January,
2003), pp. 163-185.

"Scope Fallacies and the 'Decisive Objection' Against Endurance", Philosophia: Philosophical
Quarterly of Israel 34:4 (December, 2006), pp. 441-452.

"Time for a Change: A Polemic Against the Presentism/Eternalism Debate", Time and Identity
(MIT Press, 2010), Campbell, O'Rourke, and Silverstein (eds.), pp.49-77.

 

Currently Teaching

  • Winter, 2017:
    PHI 1050 - Critical Thinking
    PHI 3550/5500 - Metaphysics

  • Fall, 2016:
    PHI 1050 - Critical Thinking
    PHI 3600/5800 - Space, Time, and the Philosophy of Physics

  • Winter, 2016:
    PHI 1050 - Critical Thinking
    PHI 3550/5500 - Metaphysics