James Lowry | Dominican University College
Jim Lowry

James Lowry

Research Professor, Faculty of philosophy
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James Lowry is a Research Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at the Dominican University College. He works primarily in the area of speculative philosophy. Academic specialties are Metaphysics, Ancient Philosophy and German Idealism. His main interest is in continuing the tradition of systematic philosophy as exemplified in the work of Aristotle, Proclus, Kant and Hegel and in reconciling the needs of modernity, as exemplified in the work of Albert Schweitzer, with the perennial necessity of systematic thought. Dr. Lowry has been actively giving university-level courses since 1969. He has given classes in philosophy, literature, history and mythology as well as in the Ancient Greek and German languages. Graduate courses over the years have included many topics.

Past Courses:


Graduate - The Mind of God
Undergraduate - Ancient and Modern Dialectic


Graduate - Metaphysics and Religion; Metaphysics and Politics; Aristotle’s DeAnima; Plato’s Cosmology of Life; Aristotle and Neoplatonism; Aristotle and Kant; Aristotle and Darwin
Undergraduate - Readings in Greek Philosophy; Readings in Modern Philosophy 16th to 19th Century; Hegel






  • MENTAPHYSICS - The Life of Spirit as Love
  • SPIRIT OF THE AGES - Thinking about Thinking; perennial problematics and their perennial solution (two volumes)
  • Psyche and Cosmos
  • Metaphysic and Dialectic
  • Speculative Philosophy and Practical Life
  • Reason and Religion
  • The Logical Principles of Proclus’ Στοιχειωσις Θεολογικη as Systematic Ground of the Cosmos