Jonathan Lewis

Dr.

Contact Details

Postdoctoral Fellow

S103, Senior House, All Hallows Campus
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dublin City University
Ireland

T: +353 1 700 6432
E: jonathan.lewis@dcu.ie
W: www.jonathanlewisphilosophy.com

Biography

Jonathan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of Ethics. 

He has published peer-reviewed articles in some of the most prominent journals in the fields of bioethics, medical ethics, medical law and medical jurisprudence, including AJOB Empirical Bioethics, Bioethics, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Journal of Medical Ethics, Medical Law Review, The American Journal of Bioethics and Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. 

His primary research interests are in bioethics, medical law, medical jurisprudence, biotechnology ethics and law, moral psychology, experimental philosophy and feminist philosophy. In the past, he explored issues in aesthetics and the history of philosophy. 

Jonathan has demonstrable research expertise in feminist approaches to bioethics, experimental philosophical approaches to bioethics and medical law, the ethics and law of new and emerging biotechnologies and the interactions between moral psychology and clinical ethics. He has also published widely in the fields of medical law, medical jurisprudence and public health policy, particularly on the tensions between capacity law, mental health law and human rights law, the relationships between autonomy, capacity, consent and legal decision making, the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction and the common law treatment of vulnerable individuals and children, the legal implications of Shared Decision Making, racial justice and drug laws, COVID-19 ethical guidance policies and environmental sustainability and health policy.  

He is co-principal investigator for an European-Commission-funded (Horizon 2020) project, ”Mapping Normative Frameworks for Ethics and Integrity of Research”.

He previously taught at the University of Cambridge and Royal Holloway, University of London, having gained degrees from Royal Holloway, King's College, London and the University of Cambridge.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'Pathways to Drug Liberalization: Racial Justice, Public Health and Human Rights'
Lewis, J., Earp, B.D., & Hart, C. (2021) 'Pathways to Drug Liberalization: Racial Justice, Public Health and Human Rights'. American Journal of Bioethics, [Details]
2021 'Experimental Philosophical Bioethics and Normative Inference'
Earp, B.D., Lewis, J., Dranseika, V., & Hannikainen, I. (2021) 'Experimental Philosophical Bioethics and Normative Inference'. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, [Details]
2021 'Safeguarding Vulnerable Autonomy? Situational Vulnerability, The Inherent Jurisdiction and Insights from Feminist Philosophy'
Lewis, J. (2021) 'Safeguarding Vulnerable Autonomy? Situational Vulnerability, The Inherent Jurisdiction and Insights from Feminist Philosophy'. Medical Law Review, online ahead of print :1-31 [DOI] [Details]
2021 'A Systematic Review of the Literature Featuring Research Ethics and Research Integrity Cases'
Armond, A.C., Gordijn, B., Lewis, J., Hosseini, M., Bodnár, K.J., Holm, S., & Kakuk, P. (2021) 'A Systematic Review of the Literature Featuring Research Ethics and Research Integrity Cases'. BMC Medical Ethics, [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Racial Justice Requires Ending the War on Drugs'
Earp, B.D., Lewis, J., Hart, C., with Bioethicists and Allied Professionals for Drug Policy Reform (2021) 'Racial Justice Requires Ending the War on Drugs'. American Journal of Bioethics, 21 (4):4-19 [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Bioethics met its COVID-19 Waterloo: The Doctor Knows Best Again'
Lewis, J., & Schuklenk, U. (2021) 'Bioethics met its COVID-19 Waterloo: The Doctor Knows Best Again'. Bioethics, 35 (1):3-5 [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Autonomy and the Limits of Cognitive Enhancement'
Lewis, J. (2021) 'Autonomy and the Limits of Cognitive Enhancement'. Bioethics, 35 (1):15-22 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Capturing and Promoting the Autonomy of Capacitous Vulnerable Adults'
Lewis, J. (2020) 'Capturing and Promoting the Autonomy of Capacitous Vulnerable Adults'. Journal of Medical Ethics, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Research Procedures and Research Integrity: An Educational Scenario by the EnTIRE project'
Lewis, J. (2020) 'Research Procedures and Research Integrity: An Educational Scenario by the EnTIRE project'. Zenodo, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Research Environments and Research Integrity: An Educational Scenario by the EnTIRE project'
Lewis, J. (2020) 'Research Environments and Research Integrity: An Educational Scenario by the EnTIRE project'. Zenodo, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Publication, Dissemination and Research Integrity: An Educational Scenario by the EnTIRE project'
Lewis, J. (2020) 'Publication, Dissemination and Research Integrity: An Educational Scenario by the EnTIRE project'. Zenodo, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Autonomy and the limits of cognitive enhancement'
Lewis, J. (2020) 'Autonomy and the limits of cognitive enhancement'. Bioethics, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Getting Obligations Right: Autonomy and Shared Decision Making'
Lewis, J. (2020) 'Getting Obligations Right: Autonomy and Shared Decision Making'. Journal of applied philosophy, 37 (1):118-140 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'From X-phi to Bioxphi: Lessons in Conceptual Analysis 2.0'
Lewis, J. (2020) 'From X-phi to Bioxphi: Lessons in Conceptual Analysis 2.0'. Ajob Empirical Bioethics, 11 (1):34-36 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'The Norms of Authorship Credit: Challenging the Definition of Authorship in the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity'
Hosseini, M., & Lewis, J. (2020) 'The Norms of Authorship Credit: Challenging the Definition of Authorship in the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity'. Accountability in Research, 27 (2):80-98 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Does shared decision making respect a patient's relational autonomy?'
Lewis, J. (2019) 'Does shared decision making respect a patient's relational autonomy?'. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 25 (6):1063-1069 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Does Shared Decision Making Respect a Patient's Relational Autonomy?'
Lewis, J. (2019) 'Does Shared Decision Making Respect a Patient's Relational Autonomy?'. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Getting Obligations Right: Autonomy and Shared Decision Making'
Lewis, J. (2019) 'Getting Obligations Right: Autonomy and Shared Decision Making'. Journal of applied philosophy, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Review of John McMillan, The Methods of Bioethics: An Essay in Meta-Bioethics'
Lewis, J. (2019) 'Review of John McMillan, The Methods of Bioethics: An Essay in Meta-Bioethics'. American Journal of Bioethics, 19 (7):W4-W5 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Hegel and the Ethics of Brandom's Metaphysics'
Lewis, J. (2018) 'Hegel and the Ethics of Brandom's Metaphysics'. European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, 10 (2):1-21 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Heidegger Uncovered'
Lewis, J. (2012) 'Heidegger Uncovered'. Phaenex-Journal Of Existential And Phenomenological Theory And Culture, 7 (2):314-326 [DOI] [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2021 Bioethics met its COVID-19 Waterloo: The doctor knows best again.
Lewis, J;Schuklenk, U (2021) Bioethics met its COVID-19 Waterloo: The doctor knows best again. HOBOKEN: Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
2016 Reification and the Aesthetics of Music.
Lewis, J. (2016) Reification and the Aesthetics of Music. New York and London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2020 'Experimental Design: Ethics, Integrity and the Scientific Method'
Lewis, J. (2020) 'Experimental Design: Ethics, Integrity and the Scientific Method' In: Ron Iphofen (eds). Handbook of Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. [DOI] [Details]

Web Page

  Year Publication
2019 The Embassy of Good Science.
Guy Widdershoven et. al. (2019) The Embassy of Good Science. Web Page [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2018 Autonomy in the Digital Age: Ethics in ADAPT II.
Bert Gordijn, Wessel Reijers, Jonathan Lewis and Fiachra O’Brolchain (2018) Autonomy in the Digital Age: Ethics in ADAPT II. ADAPT Centre, Dublin. [Details]
2016 Environmental Sustainability and Health and Well-being: Ethics, Decision-making and Responsibility.
Jonathan Lewis et al. (2016) Environmental Sustainability and Health and Well-being: Ethics, Decision-making and Responsibility. Climate Change and Health Partnership, Northern Ireland. [Details]
2014 Evidence, Ethics and Social Innovation.
Jonathan Lewis (2014) Evidence, Ethics and Social Innovation. ideaSpace, Cambridge. [Details]
2012 Research Excellence, Assessment and Impact: A Case for the Humanities.
Jonathan Lewis and A. C. Grayling (2012) Research Excellence, Assessment and Impact: A Case for the Humanities. New College of the Humanities, London. [Details]
2011 Mental Capacity, Legal Capacity and the CRPD.
Jonathan Lewis et al. (2011) Mental Capacity, Legal Capacity and the CRPD. International Organisation for Migration, London. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2019 Review of John McMillan, The Methods of Bioethics An Essay in Meta-Bioethics.
Lewis, J. (2019) Review of John McMillan, The Methods of Bioethics An Essay in Meta-Bioethics. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2018 Philosophy Within Its Proper Bounds by Édouard Machery.
Lewis, J. (2018) Philosophy Within Its Proper Bounds by Édouard Machery. Book Review [Details]
2017 Review - Inclusive Ethics: Extending Beneficence and Egalitarian Justice by Ingmar Persson.
Lewis, J. (2017) Review - Inclusive Ethics: Extending Beneficence and Egalitarian Justice by Ingmar Persson. Book Review [Details]
2017 Review of Pragmatic Perspectives in Phenomenology edited by O. Švec and J. Čapek.
Lewis, J. (2017) Review of Pragmatic Perspectives in Phenomenology edited by O. Švec and J. Čapek. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2014 Groundless Grounds: A Study of Wittgenstein and Heidegger, by Lee Braver.
Lewis, J. (2014) Groundless Grounds: A Study of Wittgenstein and Heidegger, by Lee Braver. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2014 Groundless Grounds: A Study of Wittgenstein and Heidegger.
Lewis, J. (2014) Groundless Grounds: A Study of Wittgenstein and Heidegger. Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2020 Queen's University Belfast Political Theory and Philosophy Seminar Series,
Jonathan Lewis (2020) Racial Justice Requires Drug Policy Overhaul. [Invited Oral Presentation], Queen's University Belfast Political Theory and Philosophy Seminar Series, Queen's University Belfast [Details]
2020 Queen's University Belfast Political Theory and Philosophy Seminar Series,
Jonathan Lewis (2020) Autonomy, Normative Authority and Vulnerability: What Can Medical Law and Bioethics Learn from Analytic Feminism?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Queen's University Belfast Political Theory and Philosophy Seminar Series, Queen's University Belfast [Details]
2020 REWARD / EQUATOR Conference 2020: Sharing Strategies for Research Improvement,
Mohammad Hosseini, Jonathan Lewis (2020) The Norms of Authorship Attribution: Challenging the Definition of Authorship in The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. [Poster Presentation ], REWARD / EQUATOR Conference 2020: Sharing Strategies for Research Improvement, Berlin [Details]
2020 DCU Philosophy and Theology Seminar Series,
Jonathan Lewis (2020) What Can Bioethics Learn From Analytic Feminism?. [Invited Oral Presentation], DCU Philosophy and Theology Seminar Series, Dublin City University [Details]
2019 Health Law and Ethics Network,
Jonathan Lewis (2019) Extending Shared Decision Making Beyond the Capacitous Adult Patient: Understanding the Tensions Between Bioethics and Law. [Invited Oral Presentation], Health Law and Ethics Network, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland [Details]
2019 Medical and Health Humanities Seminar,
Jonathan Lewis (2019) Shared Decision Making: Between Normative Theory and Clinical Practice. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Medical and Health Humanities Seminar, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
2019 Queen's University Belfast Political Theory and Philosophy Seminar Series,
Jonathan Lewis (2019) Autonomy and the Limits of Cognitive Enhancement. [Invited Oral Presentation], Queen's University Belfast Political Theory and Philosophy Seminar Series, Queen's University Belfast [Details]
2019 36th EACME Conference: Rethinking Ethics in 21st Century Europe,
Jonathan Lewis (2019) (Re)thinking Physician Obligations: Shared Decision Making and Arguments from Autonomy. [Invited Oral Presentation], 36th EACME Conference: Rethinking Ethics in 21st Century Europe, University of Oxford [Details]
2019 6th World Conference on Research Integrity,
Jonathan Lewis (2019) Causation, Experimental Design and the Integrity of Social Science. [Oral Presentation], 6th World Conference on Research Integrity, Hong Kong [Details]
2019 Queen's University Belfast Ethics and Political Theory Seminar,
Jonathan Lewis (2019) Does Shared Decision Making Respect Patient Autonomy?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Queen's University Belfast Ethics and Political Theory Seminar, Queen's University Belfast [Details]
2018 Irish Philosophical Society 2018 Annual Conference,
Jonathan Lewis (2018) Recognition, Normative Equality and Brandom’s Pragmatism. [Oral Presentation], Irish Philosophical Society 2018 Annual Conference, University College Dublin [Details]
2018 Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference 2018,
Jonathan Lewis (2018) Principles and Reflective Equilibrium in the Space of Reasons. [Oral Presentation], Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference 2018, Utrecht [Details]
2018 Social Norms and Health: Critique, Evaluation and Justification,
Jonathan Lewis (2018) Social Norms, Behaviour Change and the Problem of Social Positivism. [Invited Oral Presentation], Social Norms and Health: Critique, Evaluation and Justification, University of Edinburgh [Details]
2018 Methods in Applied Ethics,
Jonathan Lewis (2018) Reflective Equilibrium, Principles and Justification in Biomedical Ethics. [Oral Presentation], Methods in Applied Ethics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology [Details]
2018 Queen's University Belfast Ethics and Political Theory Seminar,
Jonathan Lewis (2018) Principles and Reflective Equilibrium in the Space of Reasons. [Oral Presentation], Queen's University Belfast Ethics and Political Theory Seminar, Queen's University Belfast [Details]
2017 Ethics Research Seminar Series,
Jonathan Lewis (2017) Normativity, Neopragmatism and the Justice of Norms. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Ethics Research Seminar Series, DCU [Details]
2017 Queen's University Belfast Ethics and Political Theory Seminar,
Jonathan Lewis (2017) Phenomenological Reduction and the Origin of the Metaphysics of Science. [Oral Presentation], Queen's University Belfast Ethics and Political Theory Seminar, Queen's University Belfast [Details]
2016 Queen's University Belfast Ethics and Political Theory Seminar,
Jonathan Lewis (2016) Neopragmatism: A Meta-ethical Matter?. [Oral Presentation], Queen's University Belfast Ethics and Political Theory Seminar, Queen's University Belfast [Details]
2015 Summer Institute in American Philosophy,
Jonathan Lewis (2015) Brandom’s Hegel and Hegel’s Brandom. [Oral Presentation], Summer Institute in American Philosophy, University College Dublin [Details]
2015 Normativity and German Idealism,
Jonathan Lewis (2015) Brandom’s Hegel and Metaphysics. [Invited Oral Presentation], Normativity and German Idealism, University of Sussex [Details]
2014 Modernism and Moral Life,
Jonathan Lewis (2014) Reification and the Ends of Philosophy. [Invited Oral Presentation], Modernism and Moral Life, University of Manchester [Details]
2014 Music Literature, Historiography and Aesthetics,
Jonathan Lewis (2014) Conceptualising Music: From Reification to World Disclosure. [Oral Presentation], Music Literature, Historiography and Aesthetics, School of Advanced Study University of London [Details]
2013 International Journal of Philosophical Studies 20th Anniversary Conference (‘Philosophies of Philosophy’),
Jonathan Lewis (2013) Which Turn to Take in the Philosophy of Understanding?. [Oral Presentation], International Journal of Philosophical Studies 20th Anniversary Conference (‘Philosophies of Philosophy’), University College Dublin [Details]
2013 Music and Psychoanalysis Symposium,
Jonathan Lewis (2013) Aesthetic Reification and Ideology. [Invited Oral Presentation], Music and Psychoanalysis Symposium, University of Liverpool [Details]
2012 Association for Legal and Social Philosophy Annual Conference 2012,
Jonathan Lewis (2012) From Negative Freedom to Recognition: Change in the Concept of Reification. [Oral Presentation], Association for Legal and Social Philosophy Annual Conference 2012, Queen's University Belfast [Details]
2012 The Society for European Philosophy and The Forum for European Philosophy Joint Conference 2012,
Jonathan Lewis (2012) Beyond Essence, The Given and Determinacy... In Fact, Beyond the Philosophy of Music. [Oral Presentation], The Society for European Philosophy and The Forum for European Philosophy Joint Conference 2012, Manchester Metropolitan University [Details]
2012 2012 Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group,
Jonathan Lewis (2012) Meaning and the Philosophy of Music. [Oral Presentation], 2012 Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group, King's College, London [Details]
2012 London Conference in Critical Thought 2012,
Jonathan Lewis (2012) From Negative Freedom to Recognition: Change in the Concept of Reification. [Invited Oral Presentation], London Conference in Critical Thought 2012, Birkbeck College, University of London [Details]
2012 5th Annual Society for Musicology in Ireland Postgraduate Conference,
Jonathan Lewis (2012) Beyond Appearances/Towards Essences: Problems of Musical Meaning. [Oral Presentation], 5th Annual Society for Musicology in Ireland Postgraduate Conference, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama [Details]
2012 Royal Musical Association Research Student Conference 2012,
Jonathan Lewis (2012) Beyond Appearances/Towards Essences: Problems of Musical Meaning. [Oral Presentation], Royal Musical Association Research Student Conference 2012, University of Hull [Details]
2011 Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy Annual Conference 2011,
Jonathan Lewis (2011) Hegel’s Hermeneutics and Adorno’s Reflections on the Aesthetic. [Invited Oral Presentation], Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy Annual Conference 2011, Memorial University of Newfoundland [Details]
2011 Music and Transcendence,
Jonathan Lewis (2011) Problems of Aesthetic Meaning. [Oral Presentation], Music and Transcendence, University of Cambridge [Details]
2010 35th Annual International European Studies Conference,
Jonathan Lewis (2010) Tacit Critiques of Nineteenth-Century German Aesthetics. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], 35th Annual International European Studies Conference, University of Nebraska [Details]

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2014 Royal Holloway, University of London PhD Philosophy

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
French Fluent Functional Functional
German Fluent Basic Basic
Polish Basic Basic Functional

Reviews

  Journal Role
Bmc Medical Ethics Editor
American Journal Of Bioethics Reviewer
Bioethics Reviewer
Bmc Medical Ethics Reviewer
European Journal Of Philosophy Reviewer
Evental Aesthetics Reviewer
International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health Reviewer
Journal Of Medical Ethics Reviewer
Journal Of Patient Experience Reviewer
Journal Of The History Of Philosophy Reviewer
Medicine, Healthcare And Philosophy Reviewer
Neuroethics Reviewer
Phaenex-Journal Of Existential And Phenomenological Theory And Culture Reviewer
Phenomenological Reviews Reviewer
Plos One Reviewer
Religions Reviewer
Science And Engineering Ethics Reviewer
Utilitas Reviewer
Evental Aesthetics Editor
Phenomenological Reviews Editor

Research Interests

AOS: Applied ethics, Bioethics, Biotechnology ethics, Medical law, Medical jurisprudence, Moral psychology, Experimental philosophy, Feminist philosophy

AOC: Race and health policy, Public health ethics, Philosophy of science, technology and medicine, Neuroethics



Research Projects

  Title Funder From - To Role Award
Mapping Normative Frameworks for Ethics and Integrity of Research (EnTIRE) Horizon 2020 01-AUG-17 - 30-APR-21 Co-Principal Invesitgator 486,000.00
Inclusive Robotics for a better Society (INBOTS) European Commission 01-AUG-17 - 31-JUL-19 Investigator 47,000.00
Environmental Sustainability, Public Health and Well-being Climate Change and Heath Partnership 02-SEP-13 - 31-JAN-17 Senior Researcher 40,000.00
Evidence, Ethics and Social Innovation ideaSpace (University of Cambridge) 08-OCT-13 - 02-JUN-14 Research Assistant
A Case for the Humanities New College of the Humanities 01-SEP-11 - 01-OCT-12 Research Assistant 46,000.00
Mental Health and Migration International Organisation for Migration 01-SEP-10 - 31-AUG-11 Research Assistant 16,240.00

Contract Researchers

  Researcher Name Project Role Funding Body
Mohammad Hosseini Mapping Normative Frameworks for Ethics and Integrity of Research (EnTIRE) PhD Student

Current Postgraduate Students

  Student Degree Type Supervision Type
Hosseini , Mohammad PhD Supervisor

Internal Collaborators

  Name Institute Country
Bert Gordijn Institute of Ethics

Teaching Interests

Applied Ethics 
Bioethics and Health Law
Ethics
Moral Psychology
Philosophy of Science
Logic
Epistemology
Metaphysics
History of Philosophy