The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Professor Peter Jones

Emeritus Professor of Political Philosophy


Roles and Responsibilities


Research Interests

Contemporary political philosophy, multiculturalism, toleration, recognition, deontology, human rights, group rights, the nature of liberalism, freedom of belief and expression, democratic theory, international and global justice.

The theme that runs through most of my research is human diversity - especially diversities of belief, value and culture - and questions of how social, political and legal arrangements should respond to that diversity. My current work focuses on issues of toleration and recognition and on questions concerning the status of groups.



Undergraduate Teaching

POL3046 Dissertation in Politics

POL3047 Project in Politics, 1st semester

POL3048 Project in Politics, 2nd semester