Dr Tonner's second doctorate


Head of Philosophy and Religion Philip Tonner was recently awarded his second doctorate from the University of Oxford.

Dr Tonner started the research for his DPhil in 2009 and successfully completed his Viva in October 2015.

His project on 'The Dwelling Perspective' looked at the philosophical and theoretical dimensions of prehistoric archaeology together with early evidence for religious practices surrounding burial.

Dr Tonner received his certificate from the President of Kellogg College, University of Oxford, Professor Jonathan Michie, at a graduation ceremony on March 5th.

His first doctorate in philosophy was awarded from the University of Glasgow 10 years ago. His thesis examined the work of philosophers Aristotle, John Duns Scotus and modern takes on their work.

An accomplished author, Dr Tonner has already published two books based on his research interests - his latest Phenomenology between Aesthetics and Idealism was released at the end of 2015 and was launched at the recent launch event for The Duns Scotus Network for the Study of Existential Philosophy, Literature and the Arts at the University of Glasgow on March 14th.

He is hoping to complete a third book based on his latest doctorate in the near future.

Rector Dr Greig said: "Congratulations to Dr Tonner on his second doctorate. His specialist knowledge and research skills are valued by the School and I know his pupils will benefit greatly."


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