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Peter Lipton

Professor Peter Lipton died suddenly of natural causes on the evening of Sunday 25 November 2007.

His funeral was held on 28 November 2007, and a memorial service was held on 2 November 2008.

Selected publications

'Science and Religion: The Immersion Solution', Realism and Religion: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives, edited by Andrew Moore and Michael Scott (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007): 31–46

'What Can Bas Believe?', with Paul Dicken, Analysis 66 (2006): 226–233

'Wouldn't it be Lovely: Explanation and Scientific Realism', Review Symposium on the second edition of Inference to the Best Explanation, with James Ladyman, Igor Douven and Bas van Fraassen, Metascience 14 (2005): 331–361

'Waiting for Hume', Impressions of Hume, edited by Marina Frasca-Spada and P.J.E. Kail (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005): 59–76

'The Truth about Science', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 360 (2005): 1259–1269

'Testing Hypotheses: Prediction and Prejudice', Science 307 (14 January 2005): 219–221

Inference to the Best Explanation (London: Routledge, 1991; expanded second edition, 2004)

'Epistemic Options', Philosophical Studies 121 (2004): 147–158

'What Good is an Explanation?', Explanation: Theoretical Approaches and Applications, edited by Giora Hon and Sam S. Rakover (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2001): 43–59; reprinted in Explanations: Styles of Explanation in Science, edited by John Cornwell (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004): 1–22

'Genetic and Generic Determinism: A New Threat to Free Will?', The New Brain Sciences: Perils and Prospects, edited by Dai Rees and Steven Rose (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004): 88–100

'The Reach of the Law', Philosophical Books 43 (2002): 254–260

'Quests of a Realist', Metascience 10 (2001): 347–353

'The History of Empiricism', International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2001): 4481–4485

'Is Explanation a Guide to Inference?'Explanation: Theoretical Approaches and Applications, edited by Giora Hon and Sam S. Rakover (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2001): 93–120

'Inference to the Best Explanation', A Companion to the Philosophy of Science, edited by W.H. Newton-Smith (Oxford: Blackwell, 2000): 184–193

'Tracking Track Records', Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes 74 (2000): 179–205

'The Epistemology of Testimony', Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science 29A (1998): 1–31

'All Else Being Equal', Philosophy 74 (1999): 155–168

'Binding the Mind', Consciousness and Human Identity, edited by John Cornwell (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998): 212–224

'Cambridge Contributions to the Philosophy of Science', Cambridge Contributions, edited by Sarah J. Ormrod (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998): 122–142

'Is the Best Good Enough?', Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 93 (1993): 89–104; reprinted in The Philosophy of Science, edited by David Papineau (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996)

'Popper and Reliabilism', Karl Popper: Philosophy and Problems, edited by Anthony O'Hear (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995): 31–43

'Making a Difference', Philosophica 51 (1993): 39–54; reprinted in Revue Roumaine de Philosophie 38 (1994): 291–303

'Contrastive Explanation', Explanation and its Limits, edited by Dudley Knowles (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990): 247–266; reprinted in Explanation, edited by David-Hillel Ruben (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993)

'Causation Outside the Law', Jurisprudence: Cambridge Essays, edited by Hyman Gross and Ross Harrison (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992): 127–148

Peter Lipton