|Post:||Senior Lecturer in Literature and Philosophy (Philosophy)|
|Location:||Arts A A027|
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I encountered philosophy early on, as a mouldy copy of Aristotle's On memory and reminiscence, which I found intriguing. My formal philosophical education took place much later at the University of Essex and at the Institut Catholique in Paris. My interests were decisively shaped by my encounter with classical German philosophy, Kant and Hegel in particular. I was awarded a PhD from the University of Essex for a thesis on the relation between transcendental and absolute idealism. My current research is on moral, metaphysical and psychological issues concerning agency.
Convenor of the MA in Literature and Philosophy; see http://www.sussex.ac.uk/clp/teaching
The MA is supported by research activities hosted in the Centre for Literature and Philosophy; see http://www.sussex.ac.uk/clp
I am interested in how reason and value interconnect and the ways in which they shape our lives. Kant and Hegel are central points of reference for my work, but I also engage closely with a range of positions in contemporary philosophy.
My first book, Kant and the Culture of Enlightenment (SUNY 2005), presents an argument for the contemporary relevance and intrinsic vulnerability of Kant's conception of public reason. Understood as a model for autonomous thinking that stipulates actual engagement with others, public reasoning forms the basis for a distinctive defense of freedom of spech. The book was widely reviewed, most recently in Kant-Studien 1:101 (2010), by R. Ziegler pp.115-18.
The Scope of Autonomy: Kant and the Morality of Freedom (OUP 2012) offers a new theory of autonomy as a moral concept that is Kantian in orientation but which provides a new way of addressing recent debates on agency, morality, and practical reasoning. An author-meets-critics session, organised by the Society for German Idealism, was held at the Pacific APA in April 2012.
I am currently working on a Kantian theory of agent-causation. Other interests include normativity, the explanation of action and of behaviour, morality and idenitity, judgments of value and their justification, pluralism and absolutism. I also work on aesthetics and the philosophy of literature.
Together with colleagues from Law, Politics, and Sociology, I am in the process of setting up a Centre for Ethics and Public Policy.
I am editor of the Hegel Bulletin a leading journal for research in Hegel and German Idealism, http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=HGL
MA: Explorations in Philosophy and in Literature
UG: Philosophy of science
UG: Figures in Social and Political Philosophy: Hegel
Office hours are publicised in the study direct office hour wiki, please consult your student pages for details. See also outside my door at Arts A 27.
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2013) Actions as historical events and vice versa: Kant, Hegel and freedom in history. Internationales Jahrbuch des Deutschen Idealismus , 10. ISSN 1613-0472 (In Press)
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2013) Actions as events and vice versa: Kant Hegel and the concept of history. Internationales Jahrbuch des Deutschen Idealismus , 10. ISSN 1613-0472 (Submitted)
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2012) The scope of autonomy: Kant and the morality of freedom. Oxford Univeristy Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199646159
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2012) The scope of autonomy: Kant and the morality of freedom. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199646159
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2012) Anthropology, enlightenment, reason. In: The Continuum Companion to Kant. Continuum.
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2011) The proper telos of life: Kant Schiller and having autonomy as an end. Inquiry, 54 (5). pp. 494-511. ISSN 0020-174X
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2011) What a Kantian can know a priori? A defense of moral cognitivism. In: Politics and Metaphysics in Kant. University of Wales Press, Wales, pp. 153-174. ISBN 9780708323779
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2011) Religion, love, and law: Hegel's early metaphysics of morals. In: The Blackwell Companion to Hegel. Blackwell, United Kingdom, pp. 23-44. ISBN 9781405170765
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2010) Doing without agency: Hegel's social theory of action. In: Hegel on action. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 97-118. ISBN 9780230229082
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2009) The convergence of ethics and aesthetics: Schiller's concept of the 'naive' and the objects of distant antiquity. In: Critical Exchange: European Art Criticism of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries in Russia and Western Europe. Peter Lang, Switzerland, pp. 63-80. ISBN 9783039115563
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2007) Modernity with pictures: Hegel and Gericault. Modernism/modernity, 14 (4). pp. 607-623. ISSN 1071-6068
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2007) Literature and moral vision: autonomism reconsidered. Philosophical Inquiry, 29 (3-4). pp. 153-167. ISSN 1105-235X
Deligiorgi, Katerina and Inigo-Mora, Isabel (2007) Strategiya ukloneniya v politicheskom intervju: analiz televizionnykh intervju Toni Blera. Politicheskaia Lingvistika, 23 (3). pp. 78-90.
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2006) Philosophy and mercy: remarks on Cavell and Auden. Literature and Aesthetics: Journal of the Sydney Society of Literature and Aesthetics, 16 (1). pp. 59-71. ISSN 1036-9368
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2006) The role of the 'plan of nature' in Kant's account of history from a philosophical perspective. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 14 (3). pp. 451-468. ISSN 0960-8788
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2006) Hegel: new directions. Acumen Publishing, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781844650634
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2006) Enlightenment on trial: Kant and the public use of reason. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. ISSN 1754-0194
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2006) Grace as guide to morals? Schiller's aesthetic turn in ethics. History of Philosophy Quarterly, 23 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 0740-0675
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2005) Kant and the culture of enlightenment. State University of New York Press, New York. ISBN 9780791464694
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2002) Universalisability, publicity, and communication: Kant's conception of reason. European Journal of Philosophy, 10 (2). pp. 143-159. ISSN 0966-8373
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2002) Kant, Hegel, and the bounds of thought. Bulletin- Hegel Society of Great Britain, 46 (46). pp. 56-71. ISSN 0263-5232
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2001) The public tribunal of political reason: Kant and the culture of enlightenment. In: Kant und die Berliner Aufklaerung. Akten des IX. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses, Berlin.
Deligiorgi, Katerina (1997) Dissatisfied enlightenment: certain difficulties concerning the public use of one's reason. Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain (35). pp. 39-53. ISSN 0263-5232