Professor Alison Stone


Research Interests

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.

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 and Women's Studies
  • Continental Philosophy and Critical Theory
  • Philosophy of Mind and Psychology