Dr Philip Tonner

  • Lecturer in Education (History) (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith)

Biography

Philip joined the School of Education at the University of Glasgow in August 2019 as Lecturer in Education (History). 

Philip holds a PhD in the History of Philosophy (on univocity, analogy, Duns Scotus and Martin Heidegger) from the University of Glasgow (2006), a DPhil in Archaeology (on 'dwelling', mortuary practice and prehistory) from the University of Oxford (2016), and a PGDE (2006) from the University of Strathclyde.

Philip has taught at a number of Universities and secondary schools in the UK. He has been both a verifier and marker for the Scottish Qualifications Authority and was centrally involved in establishing the first school based research centre in Scotland. He has also worked in the museum sector. In June 2019 Philip was an Invited Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, at the University of Macau.

Philip holds Fellowships of the Higher Education Academy, The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and the Royal Society of Arts, and is the PGR Convenor for his Research and Teaching Group, Pedagogy, Praxis and Faith.

 

Research interests

Philip's main published work has been in the history of philosophy and theology (for example, in debates concerning analogy and univocity, and on figures such as Duns Scotus and Martin Heidegger), and in the development of the 'dwelling perspective' in archaeology. 

In summary, Philip's interests are in:

History of Philosophy and Theology;

Philosophy of education;

Philosophy of Museums;

History, Philosophy, and Religious education;

Archaeology, archaeological theory, history, and museum education. 

 

Publications

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2021

Barr, A. R. and Tonner, P. (2021) Reinterpreting the Declaration of Arbroath: scotus, freedom and questions for today's world. Thinking Without Borders, 2 December 2021.

Tonner, P. (2021) Philip Tonner: celebrating the lives of those we love. [Audio]

Tonner, P. and Erdoğan, G. (2021) Duns Scotus’ta Varlığın Tekanlamlılığı Kavramı: Yeniden Bakış = Duns Scotus’s concept of the univocity of being: another look [translation]. In: Durmuş, E. and Baysoy, C. (eds.) Tekanlamlılık. Otonom Yayıncılık: Istanbul, pp. 163-182. ISBN 9786057872197

Tonner, P. and Öztürk, H. (2021) Haecceitas ve Varlık Problemi: Heidegger ve Duns Scotus = Haecceitas and the question of being: Heidegger and Duns Scotus [translation]. In: Durmuş, E. and Baysoy, C. (eds.) Tekanlamlılık. Otonom Yayıncılık: Istanbul, pp. 149-161. ISBN 9786057872197

Tonner, P. and Öztürk, H. (2021) Varlığın tekanlamlılığı: deleuze = The univocity of being: deleuze [translation]. In: Durmuş, E. and Baysoy, C. (eds.) Tekanlamlılık. Otonom Yayıncılık: Istanbul, pp. 13-17. ISBN 9786057872197

Lewin, D. and Tonner, P. (2021) Editorial. Researching Education Bulletin, 11, pp. 3-4.

2020

Herron, A., Tonner, P. and Robertson, S. (2020) On Beauty: A Dialogue. [Audio]

Tonner, P. and Robertson, S. (2020) Desert Island Art. [Audio]

Ingold, T. and Tonner, P. (2020) An interview with Tim Ingold. [Audio]

Harrison, V. S. and Tonner, P. (2020) Philosophy of museums. In: Jackson, J. (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology. Oxford University Press: New York, USA. ISBN 9780199766567 (doi: 10.1093/OBO/9780199766567-0241)

Lewin, D. and Tonner, P. (2020) What might the Covid Pandemic mean for the SERA Theory and Philosophy of Education Network? Scottish Educational Review, 52(2), pp. 17-18.

2019

Tonner, P. (2019) Duns-Scotus; varligin tek anlamliligi modern felsefe, ve teoloji. Sabah Ülkesi: Üç Aylik Kültür Sanat Ve Felsefe Dergisi, 61,

2018

Tonner, P. (2018) Heidegger, heterotopic dwelling and prehistoric art: an initial indication of a field of research. Religions, 9(12), 405. (doi: 10.3390/rel9120405)

Tonner, P. (2018) Dwelling: Heidegger, archaeology, mortality. Series: Routledge studies in archaeology. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138705425

Tonner, P. (2018) Interpretation. In: López Varela, S. L. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences. Wiley: Hoboken, NJ. ISBN 9780470674611 (doi: 10.1002/9781119188230.saseas0332)

2017

Tonner, P. (2017) Wittgenstein on forms of life: a short introduction. E-Logos, 24(1), pp. 13-18. (doi: 10.18267/j.e-logos.440)

2016

Tonner, P. (2016) Museums, ethics and truth: why museums' collecting policies must face up to the problem of testimony. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement, 79, pp. 159-177. (doi: 10.1017/S1358246116000126)

Tonner, P. (2016) Philip Tonner: Adventures in theory at EAA 2015. Scottish Archaeological Journal, 38(1), pp. 74-75. (doi: 10.3366/saj.2016.0068)

2015

Tonner, P. (2015) Epoch: Heidegger and the happening of history. Minerva, 19, pp. 132-150.

Higginbottom, G., Smith, A. G. K. and Tonner, P. (2015) A recreation of visual engagement and the revelation of world views in Bronze Age Scotland. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 22(2), pp. 584-645. (doi: 10.1007/s10816-013-9182-7)

Tonner, P. (2015) Did Homo erectus dwell? Heidegger, archaeology and the future of phenomenology. In: Georgakis, T. and Ennis, P. J. (eds.) Heidegger in the Twenty-First Century. Series: Contributions to phenomenology (80). Springer: Dordrecht, pp. 141-165. (doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-9679-8_9)

Tonner, P. (2015) Phenomenology between aesthetics and idealism: an essay in the history of ideas. Series: New studies in idealism. Noesis Press: Aurora, CO. ISBN 9781934542538

2014

Tonner, P. (2014) Art, materiality and the meaning of being: Heidegger on the work of art and the significance of things. In: Boetzkes, A. and Vinegar, A. (eds.) Heidegger and the Work of Art History. Routledge: Abingdon, pp. 121-140. ISBN 9781409456131

2013

Tonner, P. (2013) Between medieval and modern beholding: Heidegger, Deleuze and the Duns Scotus affair. In: Roach, A. P. and Simpson, J. R. (eds.) Heresy and the Making of European Culture: Medieval and Modern Perspectives. Routledge: Farnham, pp. 413-428. ISBN 9781472411815

2011

Tonner, P. (2011) Toward a phenomenological cognitive archaeology. Phenomenology and Mind, 1, pp. 116-123. (doi: 10.13128/Phe_Mi-19649)

Tonner, P. (2011) Heidegger, Gadamer and the work of archaeology. Rundbrief der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Theorie in der Archäologie,

Tonner, P. (2011) Are animals poor in the world? A critique of Heidegger’s anthropocentrism. In: Boddice, R. (ed.) Anthropocentrism. Series: Human-animal studies (12). Brill: Leiden. ISBN 9789004214941 (doi: 10.1163/ej.9789004187948.i-348.50)

2010

Harrison, V.S. and Tonner, P. (2010) Abstracta in Concreta: Engaging Museum Collections in Philosophical and Religious Studies Research. Project Report. Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning through Design, University of Brighton.

Higginbottom, G. and Tonner, P. (2010) Archaeologies and geographies of value. In: Koerner, S. and Russell, I. (eds.) Unquiet Pasts: Risk Society, Lived Cultural Heritage, Re-designing Reflexivity. Series: Heritage, culture and identity. Ashgate: Burlington. ISBN 9780754675488

Tonner, P. (2010) Action, Practical Agency and Evolution or, How Phenomenological Accounts of Intentionality Ground Cognitive Archaeology. "The Phenomenological Mind” Winter School, Milan, Italy, 26-28 Jan 2010.

Tonner, P. (2010) Heidegger, Metaphysics and the Univocity of Being. Series: Continuum studies in continental philosophy. Continuum: London. ISBN 9781441172297

2009

Tonner, P. (2009) Hegel on the Other: introducing the concept of recognition in Hegel’s Phenomenology. E-Logos, 16(1), pp. 1-14.

Tonner, P. (2009) Foucault. In: Mullarkey, J. and Lord, B. (eds.) The Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy. Series: Bloomsbury companions. Continuum: London. ISBN 9780826498304

Tonner, P. (2009) Making connections: some initial thoughts on communication, constructivism and formative assessment. Discourse: Learning and Teaching in Philosophical and Religious Studies, 8(2),

Tonner, P. (2009) Marx and Marxism. In: Mullarkey, J. and Lord, B. (eds.) The Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy. Series: Bloomsbury companions. Continuum: London. ISBN 9780826498304

Tonner, P. (2009) Structuralism. In: Mullarkey, J. and Lord, B. (eds.) The Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy. Series: Bloomsbury companions. Continuum: London. ISBN 9780826498304

2008

Tonner, P. (2008) Haecceitas and the question of being: Heidegger and Duns Scotus. Kritike, 2(2), pp. 146-154.

Tonner, P. (2008) Action and Hamartia in Aristotle's Poetics. E-Logos, 15(1), pp. 1-23.

Tonner, P. (2008) The return of the relative: Hamilton, Bergson, Merleau-Ponty and French phenomenology. Janus Head, 11(1-2),

2007

Tonner, P. (2007) Duns Scotus’s concept of the univocity of being: another look. Pli: Warwick Journal of Philosophy, 18, pp. 129-146.

Tonner, P. (2007) Freud, Bentham: panopticism and the super-ego. Cultural Logic, 14, (doi: 10.14288/clogic.v14i0.191754)

2006

Hutton, A. and Tonner, P. (2006) The Age of Genius. [Audio]

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Number of items: 42.

Articles

Lewin, D. and Tonner, P. (2021) Editorial. Researching Education Bulletin, 11, pp. 3-4.

Lewin, D. and Tonner, P. (2020) What might the Covid Pandemic mean for the SERA Theory and Philosophy of Education Network? Scottish Educational Review, 52(2), pp. 17-18.

Tonner, P. (2019) Duns-Scotus; varligin tek anlamliligi modern felsefe, ve teoloji. Sabah Ülkesi: Üç Aylik Kültür Sanat Ve Felsefe Dergisi, 61,

Tonner, P. (2018) Heidegger, heterotopic dwelling and prehistoric art: an initial indication of a field of research. Religions, 9(12), 405. (doi: 10.3390/rel9120405)

Tonner, P. (2017) Wittgenstein on forms of life: a short introduction. E-Logos, 24(1), pp. 13-18. (doi: 10.18267/j.e-logos.440)

Tonner, P. (2016) Museums, ethics and truth: why museums' collecting policies must face up to the problem of testimony. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement, 79, pp. 159-177. (doi: 10.1017/S1358246116000126)

Tonner, P. (2016) Philip Tonner: Adventures in theory at EAA 2015. Scottish Archaeological Journal, 38(1), pp. 74-75. (doi: 10.3366/saj.2016.0068)

Tonner, P. (2015) Epoch: Heidegger and the happening of history. Minerva, 19, pp. 132-150.

Higginbottom, G., Smith, A. G. K. and Tonner, P. (2015) A recreation of visual engagement and the revelation of world views in Bronze Age Scotland. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 22(2), pp. 584-645. (doi: 10.1007/s10816-013-9182-7)

Tonner, P. (2011) Toward a phenomenological cognitive archaeology. Phenomenology and Mind, 1, pp. 116-123. (doi: 10.13128/Phe_Mi-19649)

Tonner, P. (2011) Heidegger, Gadamer and the work of archaeology. Rundbrief der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Theorie in der Archäologie,

Tonner, P. (2009) Hegel on the Other: introducing the concept of recognition in Hegel’s Phenomenology. E-Logos, 16(1), pp. 1-14.

Tonner, P. (2009) Making connections: some initial thoughts on communication, constructivism and formative assessment. Discourse: Learning and Teaching in Philosophical and Religious Studies, 8(2),

Tonner, P. (2008) Haecceitas and the question of being: Heidegger and Duns Scotus. Kritike, 2(2), pp. 146-154.

Tonner, P. (2008) Action and Hamartia in Aristotle's Poetics. E-Logos, 15(1), pp. 1-23.

Tonner, P. (2008) The return of the relative: Hamilton, Bergson, Merleau-Ponty and French phenomenology. Janus Head, 11(1-2),

Tonner, P. (2007) Duns Scotus’s concept of the univocity of being: another look. Pli: Warwick Journal of Philosophy, 18, pp. 129-146.

Tonner, P. (2007) Freud, Bentham: panopticism and the super-ego. Cultural Logic, 14, (doi: 10.14288/clogic.v14i0.191754)

Books

Tonner, P. (2018) Dwelling: Heidegger, archaeology, mortality. Series: Routledge studies in archaeology. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138705425

Tonner, P. (2015) Phenomenology between aesthetics and idealism: an essay in the history of ideas. Series: New studies in idealism. Noesis Press: Aurora, CO. ISBN 9781934542538

Tonner, P. (2010) Heidegger, Metaphysics and the Univocity of Being. Series: Continuum studies in continental philosophy. Continuum: London. ISBN 9781441172297

Book Sections

Tonner, P. and Erdoğan, G. (2021) Duns Scotus’ta Varlığın Tekanlamlılığı Kavramı: Yeniden Bakış = Duns Scotus’s concept of the univocity of being: another look [translation]. In: Durmuş, E. and Baysoy, C. (eds.) Tekanlamlılık. Otonom Yayıncılık: Istanbul, pp. 163-182. ISBN 9786057872197

Tonner, P. and Öztürk, H. (2021) Haecceitas ve Varlık Problemi: Heidegger ve Duns Scotus = Haecceitas and the question of being: Heidegger and Duns Scotus [translation]. In: Durmuş, E. and Baysoy, C. (eds.) Tekanlamlılık. Otonom Yayıncılık: Istanbul, pp. 149-161. ISBN 9786057872197

Tonner, P. and Öztürk, H. (2021) Varlığın tekanlamlılığı: deleuze = The univocity of being: deleuze [translation]. In: Durmuş, E. and Baysoy, C. (eds.) Tekanlamlılık. Otonom Yayıncılık: Istanbul, pp. 13-17. ISBN 9786057872197

Harrison, V. S. and Tonner, P. (2020) Philosophy of museums. In: Jackson, J. (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology. Oxford University Press: New York, USA. ISBN 9780199766567 (doi: 10.1093/OBO/9780199766567-0241)

Tonner, P. (2018) Interpretation. In: López Varela, S. L. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences. Wiley: Hoboken, NJ. ISBN 9780470674611 (doi: 10.1002/9781119188230.saseas0332)

Tonner, P. (2015) Did Homo erectus dwell? Heidegger, archaeology and the future of phenomenology. In: Georgakis, T. and Ennis, P. J. (eds.) Heidegger in the Twenty-First Century. Series: Contributions to phenomenology (80). Springer: Dordrecht, pp. 141-165. (doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-9679-8_9)

Tonner, P. (2014) Art, materiality and the meaning of being: Heidegger on the work of art and the significance of things. In: Boetzkes, A. and Vinegar, A. (eds.) Heidegger and the Work of Art History. Routledge: Abingdon, pp. 121-140. ISBN 9781409456131

Tonner, P. (2013) Between medieval and modern beholding: Heidegger, Deleuze and the Duns Scotus affair. In: Roach, A. P. and Simpson, J. R. (eds.) Heresy and the Making of European Culture: Medieval and Modern Perspectives. Routledge: Farnham, pp. 413-428. ISBN 9781472411815

Tonner, P. (2011) Are animals poor in the world? A critique of Heidegger’s anthropocentrism. In: Boddice, R. (ed.) Anthropocentrism. Series: Human-animal studies (12). Brill: Leiden. ISBN 9789004214941 (doi: 10.1163/ej.9789004187948.i-348.50)

Higginbottom, G. and Tonner, P. (2010) Archaeologies and geographies of value. In: Koerner, S. and Russell, I. (eds.) Unquiet Pasts: Risk Society, Lived Cultural Heritage, Re-designing Reflexivity. Series: Heritage, culture and identity. Ashgate: Burlington. ISBN 9780754675488

Tonner, P. (2009) Foucault. In: Mullarkey, J. and Lord, B. (eds.) The Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy. Series: Bloomsbury companions. Continuum: London. ISBN 9780826498304

Tonner, P. (2009) Marx and Marxism. In: Mullarkey, J. and Lord, B. (eds.) The Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy. Series: Bloomsbury companions. Continuum: London. ISBN 9780826498304

Tonner, P. (2009) Structuralism. In: Mullarkey, J. and Lord, B. (eds.) The Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy. Series: Bloomsbury companions. Continuum: London. ISBN 9780826498304

Research Reports or Papers

Harrison, V.S. and Tonner, P. (2010) Abstracta in Concreta: Engaging Museum Collections in Philosophical and Religious Studies Research. Project Report. Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning through Design, University of Brighton.

Conference or Workshop Item

Barr, A. R. and Tonner, P. (2021) Reinterpreting the Declaration of Arbroath: scotus, freedom and questions for today's world. Thinking Without Borders, 2 December 2021.

Tonner, P. (2010) Action, Practical Agency and Evolution or, How Phenomenological Accounts of Intentionality Ground Cognitive Archaeology. "The Phenomenological Mind” Winter School, Milan, Italy, 26-28 Jan 2010.

Audio

Tonner, P. (2021) Philip Tonner: celebrating the lives of those we love. [Audio]

Herron, A., Tonner, P. and Robertson, S. (2020) On Beauty: A Dialogue. [Audio]

Tonner, P. and Robertson, S. (2020) Desert Island Art. [Audio]

Ingold, T. and Tonner, P. (2020) An interview with Tim Ingold. [Audio]

Hutton, A. and Tonner, P. (2006) The Age of Genius. [Audio]

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Grants

2020 (with Mark McLay, Catriona MacLeod and Sarah Anderson) Podcasting the Past,

https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/education/research/elp/news/headline_815508_en.html

2020 (with Oscar Odena) Wayfarers: confronting the past through history and traditional music education in schools

https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/education/research/fromlocaltoglobalresearch/researchprojects/wayfarersconfrontingthepastthroughhistoryandtraditionalmusiceducationinschools/

2008, (with Victoria Harrison), The Higher Education Academy, Subject Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies, Research training and professional development for doctoral students in philosophical and religious studies award for, ‘Abstracta in Concreta: Engaging Museum Collections in Philosophical and Religious Studies Research’, a collaborative research training one-day seminar. Department of Philosophy, The University of Glasgow and Glasgow Museums (£1881.50).

https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/6176874.pdf

 

Supervision

Philip is interested in supervising students in his areas of research interest.

Current PhD student(s): 

Dorothy Munro (Co-supervisors; Dr Sally Zacharias and Dr Jennifer Farrar), 'An analysis of the impact of cross-curricular incorporation of metaphor awareness as a tool for enhanced literacy and increased attainment in both the English classroom and other secondary school subjects'.

Marcus Russell Slater (Co-supervisor Prof. James Conroy), 'Discovering Medieval monastical rhythm’.                      

Topics supervised at masters level:

'Decolonizing museum education in the Middle East';

'Comparing the Approaches and Outcomes of Community-Led vs. Institution-Led Environmental Education'.

'Scottish Universities in the Age of Enlightenment';

'A Nietzschean Pedagogy: Education as Philosophy';

'A comparison of Confucius and Plato on the philosophy of education'.

'Rising Tides – climate change education through an online video tour of a museum exhibition'. 

 

Teaching

Philip teaches on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including:

PGT: Modern Educational Thought;

PGDE Secondary History and PGDE Primary Social Subjects;

M.Educ Social Studies electives:

'Heritage, Citizenship and Sustainability' 

'Cultural Studies in the Arts and Humanities'. 

Philip also supervises postgraduate students in his areas of research specialisation (see 'research interests and supervision'). 

 

Additional information

Philip is joint Convenor (with Dr David Lewin) of the SERA Theory and Philosophy of Education Research Network.

He is the Branch Secretary (Glasgow) for the joint Strathclyde-Glasgow Branch of The Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain: 

https://www.philosophy-of-education.org/about/branches.html

Philip is an affiliate of the European Pragmatism Association and is a Member of Archaeology Scotland's Archaeology Learning Working Group.

In 2015 Philip was involved in establishing The John Duns Scotus Network for the Study of Existential Philosophy, Literature and the Arts, which quickly morphed into the Royal Society of Edinburgh funded network 'Existential Philosophy and Literature - The Franco-Scottish Connection: Past and Present', under the guidance of Dr Ramona Fotiade, Prof. Alexander Broadie and the network team: https://existentialnetwork.com/welcome/

Philip is a Member of Council of the Glasgow Archaeological Society and a volunteer leader (since 2006) with a Junior Archaeology Club (based at Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow).