Who Is Jonathan Bennett?
Jonathan Bennett, the preparer of these texts, was born in New Zealand in 1930, and educated there and at Oxford University. He holds the Litt. D. degree from the University of Cambridge.
- Tanner Lecturer, Brasenose College, Oxford University, 1980.
- Fellow (since 1985) of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- President of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, 1987-8.
- Fellow (since 1991) of the British Academy.
- John Locke Lecturer, Oxford University, 1992.
- Author of five books on early modern philosophy and five other books (see Books by Jonathan Bennett).
- Joint editor and translator of one early modern text (see Books by Jonathan Bennett).
- Author of more than thirty articles on early modern philosophy, and over fifty other articles (see Articles by Jonathan Bennett).
Jonathan Bennett and his wife Gillian, wanting to be near their children and grandchildren, settled after retirement in 1997 on Bowen Island, British Columbia. Gillian died by her own hand in August 2014; for an account of her reasons, see www.deadatnoon.com. Jonathan continues, at a slower rate, preparing more of these early modern philosophy texts.