Other affiliationsProgramme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government
Dr Jonathan Price received his PhD from the Leiden University Law School (NL) on the topic of the foundational virtues and values of the modern, or 'egalitarian', constitution. He holds a dual fellowship as the John and Daria Barry Fellow of Pusey House and Pusey Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford, and is a Research Associate of the Programme for the Foundations of Law, in Oxford's Faculty of Law. He is a visiting researcher at the Leiden Law School, where since 2009 he has been teaching philosophy and law topics. He has been teaching similar topics at Oxford since 2011.
Before being elected a fellow of St Cross College, Dr Price held a junior research fellowship at the Aquinas Institute, Blackfriars, Oxford. He is a DPhil candidate (part-time), reading Law, at Oriel College. The topic of his research is the theological origins of modern contract doctrine, particularly in the thought of Hugo Grotius. Under the influence of the learned Leiden professor of theology, Jacobus Arminius, Grotius introduced a notion of the radically-free will into modern contract doctrine, where it has remained ever since, most often as a buried assumption. For one academic year during his doctoral studies, Dr Price was a visiting graduate student of Oxford University, there benefitting from courses in contract law, delict, Roman foundations of private law, Roman law, and jurisprudence. Dr Price has taken degrees in the philosophy of religion at Leiden University and philosophy at Dickinson College (USA), with significant work on Classics and creative writing. Prior to that, he happily passed three years in the Great Books Programme at the Templeton Honors College (USA). He is the founding editor of the peer-reviewed journal Politics & Poetics (www.politicsandpoetics.co.uk).