Biography

BA (Oxford); MPhil (Warwick); PhD (Keele)

Jonathan was appointed as Lecturer in Philosophy in 2017. In addition to degrees in Philosophy and Theology, he holds a Diploma in Education and Training (Worcester) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

He is currently working on various projects in early modern philosophy and theology.

Research and scholarship

Main areas of research interest:

• Early modern philosophy
• Kantian philosophy, particularly Kant’s philosophy of religion and the philosophy of Schopenhauer
• Philosophy of religion / philosophical theology

Teaching

I currently teach the following modules: 

  • Medieval Philosophy (Level 4)
  • Knowledge and Reality (Level 5)
  • Life, Death and Faith (Level 5)
  • Pursuit of the Good (Level 5)

I also contribute to Foundation Year teaching in philosophy, as well as the Metaphilosophy module for MRes.

 

 

 

Selected Publications

  • Head J. 2021. Rational and Natural Theology in Anne Conway’s Principia. Scottish Journal of Theology, 41-51, vol. 74(1). doi> link> full text>
  • Head J. 2021. Kant’s Religion as a Response to the Pantheism Controversy: Between Mendelssohn and Jacobi. International Philosophical Quarterly, 101-119, vol. 61(1). doi> link> full text>
  • Head J. 2020. The Philosophy of Anne Conway God, Creation and the Nature of Time. Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Head J. 2020. Speculation and Esotericism in Schopenhauer's Philosophy. Il Pensare - Rivisita Di Filosofia, vol. 8. link> link> full text>
  • Head J and Vanden Auweele D. 2020. Schopenhauer on Christ, Suffering and the Negation of the Will. International Journal of Philosophical Studies. doi> full text>

Full Publications Listshow

Books

  • Head J. 2020. The Philosophy of Anne Conway God, Creation and the Nature of Time. Bloomsbury Academic.

Journal Articles

  • Head J. 2021. Rational and Natural Theology in Anne Conway’s Principia. Scottish Journal of Theology, 41-51, vol. 74(1). doi> link> full text>
  • Head J. 2021. Kant’s Religion as a Response to the Pantheism Controversy: Between Mendelssohn and Jacobi. International Philosophical Quarterly, 101-119, vol. 61(1). doi> link> full text>
  • Head J. 2020. Speculation and Esotericism in Schopenhauer's Philosophy. Il Pensare - Rivisita Di Filosofia, vol. 8. link> link> full text>
  • Head J and Vanden Auweele D. 2020. Schopenhauer on Christ, Suffering and the Negation of the Will. International Journal of Philosophical Studies. doi> full text>
  • Head J. 2019. Anne Conway and Henry More on Freedom. International Journal of Philosophical Studies. doi> full text>
  • Head JM. 2018. Anne Conway and George Keith on the ‘Christ Within’. Quaker Studies, vol. 23(2). doi> link> full text>
  • Head J. 2018. Scripture and Moral Examples in Pietism and Kant's Religion. Irish Theological Quarterly. doi> link> full text>
  • Head J. 2018. The Kantian Foundation of Schopenhauer’s Pessimism. KANTIAN REVIEW, 173-178, vol. 23. doi>
  • Head JM. 2017. Anne Conway on Time, the Trinity and Eschatology. Philosophy and Theology. doi> link> full text>

PhD Supervision

Jonathan is happy to supervise postgraduate work in any of the following areas:

• Early modern philosophy
• Kantian philosophy, particularly Kant’s philosophy of religion and the philosophy of Schopenhauer
• Philosophy of religion / philosophical theology

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