Jonathan Head

Title: Lecturer in Philosophy
Phone: 01782 733515
Email: j.m.head@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBB2.031
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Jonathan was appointed as Lecturer in Philosophy in July 2017, having previously taught at Keele as a Teaching Fellow. He received his PhD from Keele University (on Kant’s philosophy of religion) in 2016. He also holds a Diploma in Education and Training (University of Worcester, 2015-2016), MPhil Philosophy (University of Warwick, 2010-2012) and BA in Philosophy and Theology (St. Peter’s College, Oxford, 2007-2010).

His current research plans include a series of papers and a monograph on Schopenhauer’s metaphilosophy, as well as continuing research in early modern philosophy and Kant’s philosophy of religion. Further details on his work can be found at keele.academia.edu/JonathanHead

Main areas of research interest:

  • Kantian philosophy (esp. philosophy of religion, relation to Pietism and early modern philosophy, and pre-Critical works)
  • Schopenhauer’s philosophy (esp. metaphilosophy, philosophy of religion, idealism, pessimism, relation to Indian philosophy)
  • Early modern philosophy (esp. Anne Conway, Leibniz, Hume)

Books

Head, J. & Vanden Auweele, D. (Eds.). 2016. Schopenhauer’s Fourfold Root. Routledge

Journal Articles

Head, J. 2017. Anne Conway on Time, the Trinity, and Eschatology. Philosophy and Theology, vol. 29(2).

Head, J. 2017. Review of Stephen Palmquist’s Comprehensive Commentary on Kant’s Religion within the Bounds of Mere ReasonHeythrop Journal.

Head, J. 2016. Schopenhauer and the StoicsPli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, Special Volume ‘Self-Cultivation: Ancient and Modern’.

Head, J. 2016. Schopenhauer on the Development of the IndividualEpoche: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, vol. 20(2).

Head, J. 2015. Recovering the Philosophy of Anne Conway: 17th Century RationalistUnder Construction: Keele University Humanities Postgraduate Journal, vol. 1.

Head, J. 2014. Review of James DiCenso’s Kant’s Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason: A CommentaryBritish Journal for the History of Philosophy, vol. 22(1).

Head, J. 2014. Review of James DiCenso’s Kant, Religion and PoliticsKantian Review, vol. 19(1).

Book Chapters

Head, J. 2016. Idealism in the Fourfold Root. In Schopenhauer’s Fourfold Root. Head & Vanden Auweele (Eds.). Routledge.

Head, J and Vanden Auweele, D. 2016. Introduction. In Schopenhauer’s Fourfold Root. Head & Vanden Auweele (Eds.). Routledge.

Head J et al. 2016. Kant and Sartre: Existentialism and Critical Philosophy. In Kant and Sartre: New Interpretive Essays. Baiasu (Ed.). Palgrave Macmillan.

Jonathan currently teaches on the following modules:

Foundation Year: Critical Thinking

Year 1: How to Think

Year 2: Pursuit of the Good; Epistemology and Metaphysics I

Year 3: Philosophy Dissertations

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

  • Kant's philosophy (esp. philosophy of religion, relation to Pietism and early modern philosophy, and pre-Critical works)

  • Schopenhauer’s philosophy (esp. metaphilosophy, philosophy of religion, idealism, pessimism, relation to Indian philosophy)

  • Early modern philosophy (esp. Anne Conway, Leibniz, Hume)