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Can Laurens Löwe

Dr Can Laurens Löwe

Lecturer in History of Philosophy

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I received my PhD in philosophy at the University of Leuven. Prior to joining King's in 2023, I held post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Leuven, Purdue University, and the "Human Abilities" Centre in Berlin.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Action
  • Metaphysics

My research focuses on Latin medieval theories of human agency and (efficient) causation. Currently, I am working on a book on theories of the soul and its powers from Albert the Great to William of Ockham. I am also interested in early modern philosophy, in particular in early modern scholastic authors like Francisco Suárez.


Early Modern Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy.

Selected publications 

  • With Gillian Lee. “Henry of Ghent on the Relational Character of Causal Powers.” Journal of the History of Philosophy. Forthcoming.
  • With Russell Friedman. Medieval Philosophical Texts on the Powers of the Soul: From Albert the Great to William of Ockham (Anthology of Latin medieval texts in translation). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.
  • “Aquinas on Dualist Mental Causation.” History of Philosophy Quarterly 40 (2) (2023): 163–190.
  • “Super-Causes, Super-Grounds, and the Flow of Powers: Three Medieval Views on Natural Kinds and Kind-Specific Powers.” Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy 10 (2022): 118–152.
  • Thomas Aquinas on the Metaphysics of the Human Act. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021.