Dr. Nicholaos Jones Department Chair of Philosophy & Political Science Professor Humanities Center Director Contact 1310 Ben Graves DriveMorton HallRoom 206DHuntsville, AL 35899 Campus Map firstname.lastname@example.org Biography Dr. Jones' interests range widely, and focus most often on understanding explanatory strategies from the biological sciences, metaphysical aspects of East Asian philosophical traditions, and issues at the intersection of ethics and technology. His most recent research efforts focus on understanding the varieties of different explanatory strategies in systems biology, and on explicating metaphors about interdependence from the Huayan tradition of Chinese Buddhism. He also collaborates, on occasion, with faculty from science and engineering in efforts to construct ethical constraints for autonomous technologies. Curriculum Vitae Personal Website Education Ph.D., Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 2006 M.A., Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 2004 B.A., Philosophy, Saint Francis College, 2000 Honors & Awards John Rogers Prize, British Society for the History of Philosophy, Best Article of 2019 in British Journal for the History of Philosophy Outstanding Faculty Member, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, 2016-2017 Visiting Fellowship, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, 2014 Whetstone-Seaman Faculty Development Award, Alabama Humanities Foundation, 2011 Phi Kappa Phi, University of Alabama in Huntsville Chapter, 2010 William H. Fink Prize, Best Philosophy Graduate Student Paper, OSU, 2002 Affiliations Alabama Philosophical Society Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy American Philosophical Association Philosophy of Science Association Ohio Philosophical Association Expertise Philosophy of Science (Representation and Explanation) Asian Philosophy (Chinese Buddhism) Recent Publications "Mereological Composition in Analytic and Buddhist Perspective," Journal of the American Philosophical Association, forthcoming. "An Account of Generous Action and Esteem in P ?ali Buddhism," International Journal of Buddhist Thought & Culture 30.2 (2020), 195-225. "A Russellian Analysis of the Buddhist Catuskoti," Comparative Philosophy 11.2 (2020), 63-89. "The Architecture of Fazang's Six Characteristics," British Journal for the History of Philosophy 27.3 (2019), 468-491. [Winner, 2019 John Rogers Prize] "Huayan Numismatics as Metaphysics: Explicating Fazang's Coin-Counting Metaphor," Philosophy East and West 68.4 (2018), 1155-1177. "Strategies of Explanatory Abstraction in Molecular Systems Biology," Philosophy of Science, 85 (December 2018), 955-968. "Inference to the More Robust Explanation," British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. "A Principles-based Model of Ethical Considerations in Military Decision Making" (with Gregory S. Reed, Mikel D. Petty, Anthony W. Morris, John P. Ballenger, and Harry S. Delugach), Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation. "An Atheistic Argument from Ugliness" (with Scott Aikin), European Journal for Philosophy of Religion. 7.1 (2015): 209-217. "Bowtie Structures, Pathway Diagrams, and Topological Explanation," Erkenntnis. 79.5 (2014): 1135-1555.