- BA, Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn, Germany
- MA, Boston University
- PhD, University College London
Jonas currently holds a three-year research grant from the German Research Council (DFG) for a project on the relational nature of morality. He received his PhD from University College London in 2019. Much of his research is inspired by the role of the second-person in ethics and the idea that we stand in a relationship of mutual accountability to each other. Jonas is currently interested in investigating to what extent we can take as normatively basic not the shared relationship between all members of the moral community but the bipolar ‘I-you’- relationship that holds between two persons who possess the individual authority to demand certain treatment of one another as sources of valid claims.
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Ethics, Metaethics, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy
- Acting on Behalf of Another, forthcoming in the Canadian Journal of Philosophy, co-authored with Alexander Edlich.
- Moral Friends? The Idea of the Moral Relationship, forthcoming in the European Journal of Philosophy.
- ‘Bipolar Obligations, Recognition Respect, and Second-Personal Morality’, Journal of Ethics Vol.23 (3) (2019).
- Review of R. Jay Wallace’s ‘The Moral Nexus’ (PUP 2019), Journal of Moral Philosophy Vol. 18 (1) (2021)