Jonathan Harrison published his first paper in 1950. He was born in Liverpool on 22nd September 1924, and brought up in Wells, in Somerset, where he went to the local school. From there he went to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he became scholar and subsequently senior scholar. He got a first in P.P.E. in 1950. His first job was at what was then called the Durham Colleges in the University of Durham. He was appointed to a lectureship and then a senior lectureship at the University of Edinburgh in 1960. He was appointed to the chair of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham in 1964, and retired in 1988. While at Nottingham he spent a couple of terms at Northwestern University.
He retired to Cambridge, where he continued writing until close to his death on September 7th 2014 at the age of 89. His first wife Jean, with whom he had four children, died in 1969.
Jonathan Harrison was an extraordinary man and loving father and grandfather. His memory lives on in his writing and with his friends and family, including four children, six grandchildren, sister, and great grandchild whose first birthday he lived to see.
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Jonathan Harrison was born on September 22, 1924 in West Derby, Liverpool, England. Son of Edward Albert and Dorothy Marshall (Williams) Harrison.
Bachelor in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Corpus Christi College/Oxford University, 1945. Master of Arts, Corpus Christi College/Oxford University, 1952.
Lecturer in philosophy University Durham, England, 1947-1959. Senior lecturer in philosophy University Edinburgh, 1959-1964. Professor philosophy University Nottingham, England, 1964-1988.
Professor philosophy Northwestern University, Chicago, 1968.
Member Mind Association (past president), Royal Institute Philosophy (member council).
Married Jean Bradbury (deceased 1969). Children: Roger Marshall, Kate Elizabeth, Timothy James, John Edward. Married Antonia Gransden, 1978 (divorced 2000).
father: Edward Albert Harrison
mother: Dorothy Marshall (Williams) Harrison