Professor Alison Stone


Research Interests

My research interests span feminist philosophy, post-Kantian continental philosophy, the history of philosophy, and aesthetics.

Currently I am working on women in nineteenth-century philosophy. As part of this I have edited Frances Power Cobbe: Essential Writings of a Nineteenth-Century Feminist Philosophy (Oxford University Press, early 2022) and authored a Cambridge Element on Frances Power Cobbe (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press, May 2022). I am co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century British and American Women Philosophers, with Lydia Moland, and my book Nineteenth-Century Women Philosophers in Britain will be out in early 2022 ( The figures covered include Cobbe, Harriet Martineau, Constance Naden, Vernon Lee, Julia Wedgwood, Helena Blavatsky, and Annie Besant, amongst others. I am also interested in the women of German Idealism and Romanticism.

My previous books are: 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) - which won the Outstanding Publication Award from the Popular Music Interest Group, 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), 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).

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

I would be particularly keen to supervise PhD projects in relation to my current interests in nineteenth-century women philosophers.

Selected 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.
Journal article

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 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.
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.

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)
Editorial activity

Outstanding Publication Award
Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Centre for Gender Studies
  • Continental Philosophy and Critical Theory
  • Philosophy of Mind and Psychology