Professor Alison StoneProfessor
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.
I teach Nineteenth Century Philosophy (PPR.214), Aesthetics (PPR.301) and Feminist Philosophy (PPR.392f).
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.
Alison’s main research interests are in:
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 Interests
German Idealism and Romanticism
nineteenth-century German philosophy
twentieth-century Continental philosophy
Selected Publications Show all 80 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 and Twentieth-Century French Philosophy
Stone, A. 1/08/2017 In: The Oxford Handbook of Hegel. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 697-717. 21 p. Electronic ISBN: 9780199355228.
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