Prof Darrell Rowbottom receives prestigious higher doctorate

Prof Darrell Rowbottom, Professor and Head of Lingnan University’s Department of Philosophy, was conferred the degree of Doctor of Letters by Durham University in the UK at its Congregation held on 12 January.


The Doctor of Letters is a Higher Doctorate awarded by Durham University in consideration of work which is of high distinction, constituting a substantial and original contribution to scholarship in the field, and which has already been published or accepted for publication. Higher Doctorates are normally awarded only to those with distinguished work of considerable scholarly impact.


Prof Rowbottom joined the Department of Philosophy of Lingnan University in 2011 and assumed the position of department head in 2015. His key areas of expertise are philosophy of science, formal and informal epistemology (especially foundations of probability), metaphysics and philosophy of education. He publishes extensively and is currently an Honorary Professor of Durham University and an Associate Editor of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy.