Jonathan is a doctoral candidate in philosophy and the history of ideas at Royal Holloway, University of London, studying under Professor Andrew Bowie.

His thesis is titled “Reason, Language and Experience in German Philosophy from 1759 to 1960″ – and particularly focuses on the works of Immanuel Kant, Johann Georg Hamann, Johann Gottfried Herder, Friedrich Schlegel, Friedrich von Hardenberg (Novalis), Friedrich Nietzsche, Walter Benjamin, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Martin Heidegger, and Hans-Georg Gadamer.

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.

Previously he studied Philosophy at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge and Social Sciences at the Open University.

You can see more about his academic work on

He has been involved in several projects related to his academic work including:

  • A project to enable students and researchers to transcribe, translate, annotate and create collections of philosophical texts which have entered the public domain.

  • Discovery Project. EU funded project coordinated by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the École normale supérieure (ENS) and the University of Oxford to create an extensive, multilingual collection of reliable scholarly editions of philosophical texts – including works of Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Wittgenstein.

  • DARIAH. An EU funded project to enhance and support digitally-enabled research across the humanities and arts.

  • COST Action 32. EU funded network about creating a research infrastructure for humanities scholarship.

  • 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.