Jonathan Way

PhD University of California, Santa Barbara

Primary position:
Other positions:
Director of Undergraduate Programmes, Academic Integrity Officer, Joint Honours Liaison


The University of Southampton
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Jonathan completed his PhD at the University of California, Santa Barbara in December 2008. He then held a temporary lectureship at the University of Stirling, before joining Southampton in February 2011.

Jonathan is a Co-Investigator on the AHRC-funded Early Career Research Project, Normativity: Epistemic and Practical

For further details and downloadable papers see Jonathan's personal homepage


The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)


Way, Jonathan (2014) Reasons as premises of good reasoning. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
McHugh, Conor and Way, Jonathan (2014) Broome on reasoning. Teorema, 1-12. (In Press).
Way, Jonathan (2013) Intentions, akrasia, and mere permissibility. Organon F, 20, (4)
Way, Jonathan (2012) Transmission and the wrong kind of reason. Ethics, 122, (3), 489-515. (doi:10.1086/664749).
Way, Jonathan (2012) Explaining the instrumental principle. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 90, (3), 487-506. (doi:10.1080/00048402.2011.598174).
Way, Jonathan (2011) The symmetry of rational requirements. Philosophical Studies, 155, (2), 227-239. (doi:10.1007/s11098-010-9563-7).
Way, Jonathan (2010) The normativity of rationality. Philosophy Compass, 5, (12), 1057-1068. (doi:10.1111/j.1747-9991.2010.00357.x).
Way, Jonathan M. (2010) Defending the wide-scope approach to instrumental reason. Philosophical Studies, 147, (2), 213-233. (doi:10.1007/s11098-008-9277-2).
Way, Jonathan (2009) Two accounts of the normativity of rationality. Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy, 1-9.

Book Section

Way, Jonathan (2013) Value and reasons to favour. In, Shafer-Landau, Russ (ed.) Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Volume 8. Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press, 27-49. (Oxford Studies in Metaethics).
Way, Jonathan (2013) Reasons and rationality. In, Star, Daniel (ed.) Oxford Handbook of Reasons and Normativity. Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press. (Submitted).


Research Interests

Jonathan's research focuses on issues in ethics and epistemology, broadly construed.  He is especially interested in issues to do with reasons, rationality, value, and normativity, across both epistemic and practical domains, and is happy to supervise PhD work on any of these topics. Jonathan also has general interests in action theory, normative ethics, and various issues in philosophy of mind and language.

Affiliate research groups:  Epistemology, Ethics


Dr Jonathan Way
Humanities University of Southampton Avenue Campus Highfield Southampton SO17 1BF United Kingdom Email: Telephone: 023 8059 6713

Room Number: 65/1043

Telephone: (023) 8059 6713
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