Professor Alison StoneProfessor
My main research interests are in two areas: (1) Feminist philosophy: and (2) Post Kantian continental philosophy.
With Christoph Schuringa, I co-edit the journal the Hegel Bulletin, published by Cambridge University Press(http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=HGL).
With Ann Garry and Serene J. Khader, I am interim Co-Editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy.
I have written five books. The first, on Hegel's metaphysics and philosophy of nature, is Petrified Intelligence: Nature in Hegel’s Philosophy (SUNY Press, 2004). I have since published other journal articles on Hegel's philosophy of nature and the philosophies of nature of other German Idealist and Romantic thinkers, such as Schelling, Schlegel, Novalis and Hoelderlin.
My second book was Luce Irigaray and the Philosophy of Sexual Difference (Cambridge University Press, 2006), supported by a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in 2004-5.
My next book was An Introduction to Feminist Philosophy (Polity Press, 2007), an introductory textbook.
In 2011 my book Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and Maternal Subjectivity (Routledge, 2011) came out.
In late 2016 my book The Value of Popular Music: An Approach from Post-Kantian Aesthetics came out (Palgrave Macmillan). The book won the Outstanding Publication Award of 2017 from the Popular Music Interest Group of the Society for Music Theory.
I've also edited the Edinburgh Critical History of Philosophy Volume 5: The Nineteenth Century (Edinburgh University Press, 2011), and, together with Ann Garry and Serene Khader, have co-edited the Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy (Routledge, forthcoming, May 2017).
Other topics on which I've written include Adorno, Beauvoir, Judith Butler, Kristeva; ideas of nature; feminist and essentialism; existentialism and atheism.
I have recently been awarded a Leverhulme Major Fellowship for a project on Birth and Philosophy. The main outcome will be a book, Being Born: Birth and Philosophy.
I teach on History of Philosophy (PPR.201) as well as special subjects on Feminist Philosophy and Philosophy and Popular Music.
I did my DPhil at the University of Sussex from 1994 to 1998. My thesis was 'Sexual Difference and the Philosophy of Nature: Hegel, Irigaray and the Material'.
After finishing my DPhil I took up a temporary Lectureship in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, lecturing mainly in political and feminist philosophy (1998-1999).
Then for three years I held the Thole Research Fellowship in Philosophy at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge (1999-2002).
I then came to the then Centre for Philosophy at Lancaster in 2002.
From 2004-2005 I held a Leverhulme Research Fellowship and in 2007 I was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize. In 2005 I received a Research Prize from Lancaster University and an (annual) prize for the best article in the journal Contemporary Political Theory.
I was an appointed member of REF 2014 Sub-Panel 32, Philosophy.
Alison’s main research interests are in Feminist philosophy and Post-Kantian continental philosophy including Hegel and German Idealism; Marx and Marxism; critical theory and existentialism. Alison’s books are Petrified Intelligence: Nature in Hegel's Philosophy (2004), Luce Irigaray and the Philosophy of Sexual Difference (2006), An Introduction to Feminist Philosophy (2007), Feminism, Psychoanalysis and Maternal Subjectivity (2011), and The Value of Popular Music (2016). She edited The Edinburgh Critical History of Philosophy Volume 5: The Nineteenth Century (2011) and has co-edited the Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy. She co-edits the journal the Hegel Bulletin and has been an Associate Editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy.
PhD Supervision Interests
German Idealism and Romanticism
nineteenth-century German philosophy
twentieth-century Continental philosophy
Selected Publications Show all 70 publications
Alienation from nature and early German romanticism
Stone, A. 02/2014 In: Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. 17, 1, p. 41-54. 14 p.
Sexual polarity in Schelling and Hegel
Stone, A. 03/2014 In: Reproduction, race and gender in the early life sciences. New York : SUNY Press ISBN: 9781438449494.
Stone, A. 02/2015 In: Oxford handbook of feminist theory. Oxford : Oxford University Press
Hegel, Naturalism and the Philosophy of Nature
Stone, A. 05/2013 In: Hegel Bulletin. 34, 1, p. 59-78. 20 p.
Feminism, Psychoanalysis and Maternal Subjectivity
Stone, A. 12/10/2011 London : Routledge. 194 p. ISBN: 978-0-415-88542-3.
The Romantic Absolute
Stone, A. 2011 In: British Journal for the History of Philosophy. 19, 3, p. 497-517. 21 p.
Natality and mortality : rethinking death with Cavarero.
Stone, A. 08/2010 In: Continental Philosophy Review. 43, 3, p. 353-372. 20 p.
Against Matricide: Rethinking subjectivity and the maternal body.
Stone, A. 1/01/2012 In: Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. 27, 1, p. 118-138. 21 p.
The Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth-Century Philosophy
Stone, A. 06/2011 Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press. 344 p. ISBN: 9780748635665.
Luce Irigaray and the Philosophy of Sexual Difference.
Stone, A. 2006 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 260 p. ISBN: 0-5218-6270-1.
Petrified Intelligence: Nature in Hegel's Philosophy.
Stone, A. 2004 SUNY Press. 224 p. ISBN: 0-7914-6294-3.
An Introduction to Feminist Philosophy.
Stone, A. 2007 Polity Press. 248 p. ISBN: 978-0745638829.
Birth and Philosophy
01/10/2017 → 30/09/2019
A Companion to Feminist Philosophy
01/07/2013 → 01/10/2017
Early German Romanticism
01/07/2011 → 31/12/2014
Palgrave Macmillan (Publisher)
Outstanding Publication Award
Prize (including medals and awards)
- Centre for Gender and Women's Studies
- Continental Philosophy and Critical Theory
- Philosophy of Mind and Psychology