Gwilym Ellis Lane Owen

Gwilym Ellis Lane Owen ( * May 18, 1922, † 10 July 1982) was a British philosopher of Welsh origin, dealt with the history of ancient Greek philosophy. From 1973 until his death he was the fourth Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy at Cambridge University. In 1969 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

He is known especially for his views on the philosophical development of Aristotle. Along with JL Ackrill and Gregory Vlastos, he is considered one of the founders of the study of ancient Greek philosophy in the Anglo -American context. Among his pupils was among many other Martha Nussbaum.

Together with Ingemar Düring he founded in 1957, the symposium Aristotelicum, one every three quadrennial symposium major Aristotle researchers.