I’m a permanent Lecturer (i.e., assistant professor) in Philosophy of Law at King’s College London and a member of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law and the Centre for Philosophy and Art. I specialise in political philosophy, philosophy of law, ethics, and aesthetics.

I’m currently writing about the phenomenology and value of spontaneous freedom—the freedom of unscripted activity that ‘free spirits’ enjoy—about the law and politics of cultural production and participation, about algorithmic influence and democracy, and about agency and selfhood.

Other recent projects have explored the aesthetics of games, the social and political preconditions of creativity, Rawls’s theory of the political liberties, and conceptions of agency in ethics and aesthetics. I’ve recently taught courses in philosophy and literature, ethics, jurisprudence, and the political philosophy of colonialism and anti-colonialism.

I edit a ‘Decolonising Jurisprudence Reading List’, available here. Suggestions for additions to this list are very welcome; they can be submitted here.

My CV is available here.

Feedback, Advice and Support Hours: My office hours for spring 2022 are on Wednesdays, 15.00-17.00 and Thursdays 11.00-12.00. Sign up for office hours at: https://jonathangingerich.youcanbook.me.