Professor Alison Stone


Research Interests

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(

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.

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.
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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.

Sexual difference
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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

Natality and mortality : rethinking death with Cavarero.
Stone, A. 08/2010 In: Continental Philosophy Review. 43, 3, p. 353-372. 20 p.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.