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Professor Alison Stone


Alison Stone

County South



Tel: +44 1524 592596

Office Hours:

Lent term 

Wednesdays 3-5 pm



Research overview

Alison’s main research interests are in:

Feminist philosophy

Post-Kantian continental philosophy - including Hegel and German Idealism; Marx and Marxism; critical theory and existentialism. 

Aesthetics, especially the aesthetics of popular music

and the History of Philosophy, especially nineteenth-century philosophy and women in the history of philosophy

PhD supervision

Feminist philosophy

German Idealism and Romanticism

nineteenth-century German philosophy

twentieth-century Continental philosophy

French feminism


Research Interests

My main research interests are in two areas: (1) Feminist philosophy: and (2) Post-Kantian continental philosophy.

I have written seven books:

Petrified Intelligence: Nature in Hegel’s Philosophy (SUNY Press, 2004).

Luce Irigaray and the Philosophy of Sexual Difference (Cambridge University Press, 2006), supported by a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in 2004-5.

An Introduction to Feminist Philosophy (Polity Press, 2007).

Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and Maternal Subjectivity (Routledge, 2011). 

The Value of Popular Music: An Approach from Post-Kantian Aesthetics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). The book won the Outstanding Publication Award from the Popular Music Interest Group of the Society for Music Theory.

Nature, Ethics and Gender in German Romanticism and Idealism (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018).

Being Born: Birth and Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2019). This was supported by a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.

I've also edited the Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth-Century Philosophy (Edinburgh University Press, 2011), and co-edited the Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy (Routledge, 2017). Currently I am co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century British and American Women Philosophers.

Other topics on which I've written include Adorno, Beauvoir, Judith Butler, Kristeva; ideas of nature; feminist and essentialism; existentialism and atheism. 

 I have co-edited the journal the Hegel Bulletin and have been an associate editor and interim co-editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. 

I would be happy to supervise PhD projects on topics in feminist philosophy, post-Kantian European philosophy, or any of the other areas of philosophy that I've written about.


Current Teaching

I teach Nineteenth Century Philosophy (PPR.214), Aesthetics (PPR.301) and Feminist Philosophy (PPR.392f). 


Career details

I obtained my DPhil from the University of Sussex in 1998 and after positions as lecturer and research fellow at the University of Cambridge I joined Lancaster University in 2002.

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