Jonathan is studying philosophy and the history of ideas at Royal Holloway, University of London under Professor Andrew Bowie. In particular he is focusing on the works of Johann Georg Hamann, Johann Gottfried Herder, Friedrich Nietzsche, Walter Benjamin, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Martin Heidegger, and Hans-Georg Gadamer.
His thesis is titled “Reason, Language and Experience in German Philosophy from 1759 to 1960″. He has a chapter titled “Hamann, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein on the Language of Philosophers” in Hamann and the Tradition (Northwestern University Press, 2012). For other publications see this page.
He founded OpenPhilosophy.org, which will enable students and researchers to transcribe, translate, annotate and create collections of philosophical texts which have entered the public domain.
He has been involved in several projects related to his academic work including:
COST Action 32. EU funded network about creating a research infrastructure for humanities scholarship.
DARIAH. An EU funded project to enhance and support digitally-enabled research across the humanities and arts.
Discovery Project. EU funded project to create an extensive, multilingual collection of reliable scholarly editions of philosophical texts – including works of Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Wittgenstein.
Synoptic Folktale Index. A bibliographic index of scholarly publications and primary materials related to research on folk tales and fairy tales, hosted by the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy.