Dr. Nicholaos Jones
Chair and Professor, Philosophy & Political Science Department,
Dr. Jones' interests range widely, and focus most often on understanding explanatory strategies from the biological sciences, metaphysical aspects of East Asian philosophical traditions, and issues at the intersection of ethics and technology. His most recent research efforts focus on understanding the varieties of different explanatory strategies in systems biology, and on explicating metaphors about interdependence from the Huayan tradition of Chinese Buddhism. He also collaborates, on occasion, with faculty from science and engineering in efforts to construct ethical constraints for autonomous technologies.
Ph.D., Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 2006
M.A., Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 2004
B.A., Philosophy, Saint Francis College, 2000