Department Chair:
Katherine Thomson-Jones

Administrative Assistant:
Linda Pardee

Department Email:

Phone: 440 775 8390
Fax: 440 775 8084

King Buiding 105
10 North Professor Street
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Martin Thomson-Jones

Martin Thomson-Jones

Associate Professor

Contact Information


King 122
(440) 775-8398

Personal Office Hours:
TW 4:30 - 5:30 or by appointment

Personal Web Site:

Martin Thomson-Jones

Martin Thomson-Jones

Educational Background

  • B.A. (Joint Hons.), Physics and Philosophy, Oxford University, 1986
  • Ph. D., Philosophy, Stanford University, 1991



Martin Thomson-Jones works in the philosophy of science, metaphysics, and the philosophy of physics, and he teaches mainly in these areas and in logic. His current research is focussed on a cluster of questions about scientific representation.

Before coming to Oberlin, Thomson-Jones was an Assistant Professor at Princeton University, and at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was also a member of the Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science. He is a Centre Affiliate of the Centre for the Philosophy of the Natural and Social Sciences at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an Associate of the Center for the Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at U.C. Irvine, Visiting Scholar in the Philosophy Department at U.N.C. Chapel Hill, Visiting Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, and Visiting Scholar in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University. In spring 2005 he held a Visiting Fellowship at the Center for the Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

For more, see his personal webpages.