Professor Alison Stone

Professor

Research Interests

My main research interests are in two areas: (1) Feminist philosophy: particularly Irigaray and French feminism; concepts of sex, gender and the body; feminism and psychoanalysis; motherhood; and (2) Post Kantian continental philosophy: particularly Early German Romanticism, Hegel and German Idealism; Marx and Marxism; the Frankfurt School; existentialism; aesthetics in the continental tradition.

Within these areas I have written four books and am working on a fifth. The first, on Hegel's metaphysics and philosophy of nature, is Petrified Intelligence: Nature in Hegel’s Philosophy (SUNY Press, 2004). This became the focus of an author-meets-critics session at an American Philosophical Association conference in 2005; that session developed into a journal issue (Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain issue 51/52: Stone on Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature). I have since published a number of 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). The writing of this book was supported by a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in 2004-5, and the book became the focus of an author-meets-critics session at the 2007 conference of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, which evolved into a Critical Exchange with respondents in differences: Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 19: 3 (2008). Since then I have continued to publish articles on Luce Irigaray's thought.

My next book was An Introduction to Feminist Philosophy (Polity Press, 2007), designed as an introductory textbook on the subject for students and general readers. The book covers: the nature of feminist philosophy; concepts of sex, gender, sexuality, sexual difference, and essentialism; birth; and the relations between feminist philosophy and feminist politics.

Most recently, in 2011 my book Feminism, Psychoanalysis, andMaternal Subjectivity (Routledge, 2011) came out. In this book I develop a philosophical and psychoanalytic approach to maternal subjectivity. The book covers such topics as maternal ambivalence, matricide, mother-daughter relationships, and the relation between maternity and cyclical time.

I've also edited and introduced the Edinburgh Critical History of Philosophy Volume 5: The Nineteenth Century (Edinburgh University Press, 2011), part of a new multi-volume series in history of philosophy.

Currently I am working on a monograph on the aesthetics of popular music, provisionally called An Aesthetics of Pop Music. Also, together with Ann Garry and Serene Khader, I am editing the Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy.

Other topics on which I have published work include: the ideas of Adorno, Simone de Beauvoir, Judith Butler, and Julia Kristeva; the relations between philosophy of nature and environmental philosophy; feminist debates about essentialism; and the relations between existentialism and atheism.

Irigaray's Ecological Phenomenology: towards an elemental materialism
Stone, A. 14/04/2015 In: Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology. 46, 2, p. 117-131. 15 p.
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Philosophy of nature
Stone, A. 02/2015 In: The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century German Philosophy. Oxford : Oxford University Press ISBN: 9780199696543 .
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The politics of clarity
Stone, A. 2015 In: Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy.
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Philosophy of Nature
Stone, A. 2/10/2014 In: G. F. W. Hegel. London : Routledge ISBN: 9781844657957.
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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.
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Alienation from nature and early German romanticism
Stone, A. 02/2014 In: Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. 17, 1, p. 41-54. 14 p.
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Hegel on law, women, and contract
Stone, A. 24/01/2014 In: Feminist encounters with legal philosophy. London : Routledge ISBN: 9780415497602.
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Adorno, Hegel and dialectic
Stone, A. 2014 In: British Journal for the History of Philosophy. 22, 6, p. 1118-1141. 24 p.
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Psychoanalysis and maternal subjectivity
Stone, A. 2014 In: Mothering and psychoanalysis. Demeter Press ISBN: 9781927335260.
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Hegel, Naturalism and the Philosophy of Nature
Stone, A. 05/2013 In: Hegel Bulletin. 34, 1, p. 59-78. 20 p.
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Existentialism and atheism
Stone, A. 2013 In: Oxford handbook of atheism. Oxford : Oxford University Press ISBN: 9780199644650.
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Gender, the family, and the organic state in Hegel's Political Thought
Stone, A. 02/2012 In: Hegel's philosophy of right . Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell
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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.
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Holderlin and Human-Nature Relations
Stone, A. 2012 In: Human-Environment Relations. Berlin : Springer p. 55-67. 13 p.
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Psychoanalytic feminism and the dynamics of mothering a daughter
Stone, A. 2012 In: Philosophical inquiry into pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering. Routledge ISBN: 9780415891875. Electronic ISBN: 9781136511233 .
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Feminism, Psychoanalysis and Maternal Subjectivity
Stone, A. 12/10/2011 London : Routledge. 194 p. ISBN: 978-0-415-88542-3.
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The Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth-Century Philosophy
Stone, A. 06/2011 Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press. 344 p. ISBN: 9780748635665.
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Mother-daughter relations and the maternal in Irigaray and Chodorow.
Stone, A. 2011 In: Philosophia : Journal of Continental Feminism. 1
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The Romantic Absolute
Stone, A. 2011 In: British Journal for the History of Philosophy. 19, 3, p. 497-517. 21 p.
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Hegel and feminist politics : a symposium.
Stone, A., Bauer, N., Hutchings, K., Pulkkinen, T. 09/2010 In: Hegel's philosophy and feminist thought : beyond antigone?. Macmillan 286 p. ISBN: 978-0230621459.
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Matter and form : Hegel's Organicism and the difference between women and men.
Stone, A. 09/2010 In: Hegel's philosophy and feminist thought : beyond antigone?. Palgrave Macmillan 286 p. ISBN: 978-0230621459.
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Natality and mortality : rethinking death with Cavarero.
Stone, A. 08/2010 In: Continental Philosophy Review. 43, 3, p. 353-372. 20 p.
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Matter and form : Hegel, organicism and the difference between women and men.
Stone, A. 07/2010 In: Hegel's philosophy and feminist thought : beyond antigone?. Macmillan 286 p. ISBN: 978-0-230-62145-9.
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French feminism : the maternal against disciplinary power.
Stone, A. 2009 In: Studies in The Maternal. 1
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German romantic and idealist conceptions of nature.
Stone, A. 2009 In: International Yearbook of German Idealism. De Gruyter p. 80-101. 22 p. ISBN: 978-3-11-019678-8.
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Intelligibility, materiality, politics: recent work on Judith Butler
Stone, A. 2009 In: International Feminist Journal of Politics. 11, 3, p. 433-453. 21 p.
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Nineteenth century philosophy.
Stone, A. 11/2008 In: Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. Gale Cengage 1127 p. ISBN: 978-0028661377.
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Being, knowledge and nature in Novalis
Stone, A. 01/2008 In: Journal of the History of Philosophy. 46, 1, p. 141-164. 24 p.
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Adorno and logic.
Stone, A. 2008 In: Theodor Adorno : key concepts. Acumen 212 p. ISBN: 978-1844651207.
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On alienation from life.
Stone, A. 2008 In: The Owl of Minerva. 40, 1, p. 69-75. 7 p.
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Unthought nature : reply to Penelope Deutscher and Mary Beth Mader.
Stone, A. 2008 In: differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies. 19, 3, p. 150-157. 8 p.
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Unthought nature.
Stone, A. 2008 In: differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies. 19, 3, p. 150-157. 8 p.
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The incomplete materialism of french materialist feminism.
Stone, A. 09/2007 In: Radical Philosophy. 145
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On the genealogy of women : against essentialism.
Stone, A. 05/2007 In: Third wave feminism : a critical exploration. Macmillan 288 p. ISBN: 978-0230521742.
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An Introduction to Feminist Philosophy.
Stone, A. 2007 Polity Press. 248 p. ISBN: 978-0745638829.
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Adorno and the disenchantment of nature
Stone, A. 03/2006 In: Philosophy and Social Criticism. 32, 2, p. 231-254. 24 p.
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Luce Irigaray and the Philosophy of Sexual Difference.
Stone, A. 2006 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 260 p. ISBN: 0-5218-6270-1.
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Sexing the state : familial and political form in Irigaray and Hegel
Stone, A. 2006 In: Radical Philosophy. 113, p. 24-36. 13 p.
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Nature, continental philosophy, and environmental ethics.
Stone, A. 08/2005 In: Environmental Values. 14, 3, p. 285-294. 10 p.
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Friedrich Schlegel, Romanticism, and the Re-enchantment of Nature.
Stone, A. 1/02/2005 In: Inquiry. 48, 1, p. 3-25. 23 p.
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Introduction: Nature, Environmental Ethics, and Continental Philosophy.
Stone, A. 2005 In: Environmental Values. 14, 3, p. 1-10. 10 p.
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Response to Halper and Dahlstrom.
Stone, A. 2005 In: Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain. 51/52, 1, p. 22-27. 6 p.
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Towards a Genealogical Feminism: A Reading of Judith Butler's Political Thought.
Stone, A. 2005 In: Contemporary Political Theory. 4, 1, p. 4-24. 21 p.
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Going beyond oppositional thinking? the possibility of a Hegelian feminist philosophy.
Stone, A. 09/2004 In: Res Publica. 10, 3, p. 301-310. 10 p.
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Essentialism and Anti-Essentialism in Feminist Philosophy.
Stone, A. 2004 In: Journal of Moral Philosophy. 1, 2, p. 135-153. 19 p.
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From Political to Realist Essentialism: Rereading Luce Irigaray.
Stone, A. 2004 In: Feminist Theory. 5, 1, p. 5-23. 19 p.
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Irigaray.
Stone, A. 2004 In: The Great Thinkers. Continuum
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On the genealogy of women: against essentialism.
Stone, A. 2004 In: Third wave feminism: a critical assessment. Basingstoke : Palgrave p. 85-96. 12 p.
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Petrified Intelligence: Nature in Hegel's Philosophy.
Stone, A. 2004 SUNY Press. 224 p. ISBN: 0-7914-6294-3.
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Feminist criticisms and reinterpretations of Hegel.
Stone, A. 2003 In: Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain. 45/46, p. 93-109. 17 p.
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Hegel's dialectic and the recognition of feminine difference.
Stone, A. 2003 In: Philosophy Today. 29 (Su, p. 132-139. 8 p.
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Irigaray and Holderlin on the Relation Between Nature and Culture.
Stone, A. 2003 In: Continental Philosophy Review. 36, 4, p. 415-432. 18 p.
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The sex of nature : a reinterpretation of Irigaray's 'Metaphysics and political thought'.
Stone, A. 2003 In: Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. 18, 3, p. 60-84. 25 p.
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Ethical Implications of Hegel's Philosophy of Nature.
Stone, A. 05/2002 In: British Journal for the History of Philosophy. 10, 2, p. 243-260. 18 p.
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Hegel's philosophy of nature : overcoming the division between matter and thought.
Stone, A. 2000 In: Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review. 39, 4, p. 725-743. 19 p.
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Hegel's theory of natural sexual relationships.
Stone, A. 11/1999 In: Women's Philosophy Review. 22, p. 34-57. 24 p.
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