Jan-Erik Jones is a professor of philosophy at Southern Virginia University.
Dr. Jones joined the Southern Virginia University faculty in 2002. In addition to University of California at Irvine, Dr. Jones has studied graduate-level philosophy at Syracuse University and Arizona State. He was chosen to participate in National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminars in 2003 and 2010. His philosophical interests lie primarily in the core areas of philosophy, including metaphysics, philosophy of language and epistemology. His published works are on John Locke, Gottfried Leibniz and Robert Boyle. His scholarly articles and book reviews have appeared in Journal of the History of Philosophy, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, HOPOS, Journal of Philosophical Research, Metascience, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
He teaches the core course Reason & the Self as well as courses in symbolic logic, early modern philosophy (the empiricists & the rationalists), epistemology and metaphysics. He also teaches a physical activity course in karate. He has taught travel study courses in England, Ireland and Washington D.C.
Dr. Jones and his family are members of the Buena Vista Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
B.A., Brigham Young University, 1995; M.A., Arizona State University, 1997; Ph.D., University of California at Irvine, 2002
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