Jonathan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at Dublin City University. His primary research interests are ethics, philosophy of science, phenomenology, aesthetics and the history of European and analytic philosophy.

As well as focusing on practically normative questions in bioethics and medical ethics, he seeks to understand the ways in which normative and meta-ethical debates in the history of philosophy can inform the ways in which we deal with concrete issues concerning autonomy, freedom and responsibility. He also explores the relationships between ethics, causation, truth and experimental methods in the behavioural and social sciences.

​His first monograph, Reification and the Aesthetics of Music (Routledge, 2016), assesses contrasting philosophical approaches to aesthetic ontology, meaning and truth in order to characterise the limits and limitations of different approaches to ethics, philosophy of language and metaphysics.
Education
Ph.D. Royal Holloway, University of London 2014
M.A. King's College, London 2009
B.A. University of Cambridge 2006
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Ethics, philosophy of science, phenomenology, aesthetics and the history of European and analytic philosophy
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