Dr Nick Jones

Dr Nick Jones


I completed my PhD (on the philosophy of George Berkeley) at the University of Leeds in 2005. I have been employed as a member of academic staff by the University of Leeds since 2004, in the first instance as a Teaching and Administrative Assistant, and more recently as a Lecturer.


  • Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Head of PG Tutoring
  • Head of Personal Tutoring

Research interests

  • George Berkeley: especially Berkeley's account of sensation, and the role of God in Berkeley's philosophy.
  • Descartes, Locke, Hume, Leibniz, Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche 
  • The Philosophy of Humour: the essential nature of humour, the ethics of humour.
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  • PhD Philosophy (Berkeley on Object and Identity)
  • MA Philosophy
  • BA Philosophy

Student education

I deliver modules on the (early) Modern period of the History of Western Philosophy, focusing on figures such as Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche.

Research groups and institutes

  • Philosophy