Dr Philip Tonner

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

Biography

I joined the University of Glasgow in August 2019 as Lecturer in Education (History). Before arriving at the University I taught at a number of secondary schools (lastly as a Principal Teacher/Head of Department) as well as at the University of Strathclyde, the University of Stirling and the Open University. I have also taught philosophy and museum studies at the University of Glasgow (the latter on a secondment basis from Glasgow Museums where I worked for three years). I have been both a verifier and marker for the Scottish Qualifications Authority and I was centrally involved in establishing the first school based research centre in Scotland.

I hold a PGDE in Education from the University of Strathlcyde (2006), a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Glasgow (2006) and a DPhil in Archaeology from the University of Oxford (2016). Between 2005 and 2011 I was an Honorary Research Fellow in the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow. I am the author of three books, Heidegger, Metaphysics and the Univocity of Being (Continuum 2010), Phenomenology Between Aesthetics and Idealism (Noesis Press 2015) and Dwelling: Heidegger, Archaeology, Mortality (Routledge 2018). In June 2019 I was an Invited Visiting Research Scholar at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Macau, where I collaborated with Professor Victoria Harrison on the 'Philosophy of Museums' entry for Oxford Bibliographies. I also hold Fellowships of the Higher Education Academy, The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and the Royal Society of Arts.

I am a Member of Council of the Glasgow Archaeological Society and a volunteer leader (since 2006) with a Junior Archaeology Club (JAC: now based at Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow). An early highlight of my involvement with the JAC was working with the kids, together with founder-leader of the club, Jim Devine, in their contribution to 'The Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The European Dimension of a World Heritage Site' project which led to the Antonine Wall being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. A further highlight of my involvement with the club was participating in the testing and development of the audio tour of the Glenlee (The Tall Ship) in Glasgow, which has subsequently been developed into a phone app. 

In 2015 I was involved in establishing the 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/

 


Research interests

General areas:

History education; philosophy education; philosophy of education; archaeological theory; archaeology and education; museums; philosophy of museums; heritage; folk and fairy tales; Scottish history and archaeology education.

Particular thinkers:

Heidegger; Deleuze; Foucault; Collingwood; Wittgenstein; Ingold; Duns Scotus.


Publications

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Number of items: 21.

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)

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

2009

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) 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,

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Number of items: 21.

Articles

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. (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. (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) 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,

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. (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.

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Grants

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).


Supervision

I am interested in supervising students in my areas of research interest.


Teaching

PGDE Secondary History;

PGDE Primary Social Subjects;

M.Educ Social Studies;

M.Educ electives, Heritage, Citizenship and Sustainability & Cultural Studies in the Arts and Humanities;

M.Educ Education and Society;

Postgraduate supervision.


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