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Prof Pamela Sue Anderson

MA & D Phil (Oxford), Dr h.c. (Lund)

Professor of Modern European Philosophy of Religion, University of Oxford
Tutorial Fellow in Philosophy, Regent’s Park College

pamela.anderson@regents.ox.ac.uk
pamela.anderson@philosophy.ox.ac.uk

Regent’s Park College
Pusey Street
Oxford OX1 2LB

Current Research

Pamela Anderson

 
Currently University of Oxford:
Member of Philosophy Faculty Panel
Member of Philosophy Faculty
Member of Theology Faculty
Fellow in Philosophy, Regent’s Park College, Pusey Street, Oxford (2001- continuing)
Previously, Reader in Philosophy of Religion, University of Oxford (2006-2014)
Member of Congregation
Member of the Joint Standing Committee for the Boards of the Faculties of Philosophy
Member of the Women's Studies (MSt) Committee
2012-2013

Chair of Examiners for the MSt in Women's Studies

 

Currently Advanced Career Scholar for:

John Templeton Foundation Funding Advanced Career Scholarship on the ‘Enhancing Life’ Project (2015-2017), University of Chicago See my Blog Post

Career before 2001

Invited Lectures


Outside of the University


Research Activities and Recent publications (since 2012)

Edited Journal, special issues:

Guest Editor, Sophia: International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysical Theology and Ethics Special issue on ‘Feminist Philosophy of Religion’ 53, 2 (June 2014) Springer publishing

Guest Editor, Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture Special issue on ‘Re-visioning Ricoeur and Kristeva’ 4 (November 2014) De Gruyter publishing

 

Journal Articles:

‘When Justice and Forgiveness Come Apart: A Feminist Perspective on Restorative Justice and Intimate Violence’, The Oxford Journal of Law and Religion: first published online February 25, 2016 doi:10.1093/ojlr/rww002

‘Speculating about the Next Fifty Years [for philosophy of religion]’, Religious Studies: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, Special Issue: Religious Studies at 50, volume 51, issue 3 (September 2015): 444-450.

*‘Paul Ricoeur in Dialogue with Feminist Philosophy of Religion: Hermeneutic Hospitality’, in Patrik Fridlund (ed.), STK: Svensk Teologisk Kvartalskrift 91, 1-2 (2015): 50-63.

‘Shadows of the Past: Phantoms of the Negative and Traces of the Affective’, Literature and Theology: Journal of Religion, Culture and Theory (December 2014): 371-388.

‘Michèle Le Doeuff in Praise of Collective Work: Subjects in and outside of Philosophy’, Paragraph: A Journal of Modern Critical Theory, 37, 3 (November 2014): 311-313.

‘A Joyful Dialogue with Spinoza and Others: Le Doeuff, Deleuze and the Ethics’, Paragraph: A Journal of Modern Critical Theory, 37, 3 (November 2014): 341-355.

‘Lost Confidence and Human Capability: A hermeneutic phenomenology of the gendered, yet capable subject’, Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture 4 (November 2014): 31-52.

‘In the Guise of a Miracle’, Guest Editor’s ‘Introduction’, Sophia (June 2014): 171-182.

‘Kant et le renouveau de la pratique “analytique” dans la philosophie contemporaine,’ Théorèmes: enjeux des approches empirique des religions 1 (2012): 1-12.

‘The Philosophical Significance of Kant’s Religion,’ Faith and Philosophy 29, 2 (April 2012): 151-162.

 

Chapters in Books:

An Eruption of Mystical Life in Feminist Action: Mysticism and Confidence after Bergson’, in Louise Nelstrop (ed.), The Eruption of Mysticism in French Thought (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing, 2015), pp. 37-58.

‘Confidence in the Power of Memory: Ricoeur’s Dynamic Hermeneutics of Life’, in Ingolf U. Dalferth and Marlene A. Block (eds), Hermeneutics and the Philosophy of Religion. Tubingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck, 2015), pp. 51-70.

‘Living up to death: Searching for the Heart of Gold’, in David Jasper and Dale Wright (eds), Theological Reflection and the Pursuit of Ideals (Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2013), pp. 173-182.

‘Love, Sexual Stereotypes and Confidence’, in Jesper Svartvik and Jakob Wiren (eds) Religious Stereotyping and Interreligious Relations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), pp. 33-44.

‘Sacrifice as Self-destructive “Love”: Why autonomy should still matter to feminists’, in Julia Meszaros and Johannes Zachhuber (eds) Sacrifice and Modern Thought (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 29-47.

‘Feminist Challenges to Conceptions of God: Exploring Divine Ideals’, in Jeannine Diller (ed.) Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities (Dordrecht-London: Springer, 2013), pp. 1005-1015.,

‘Metaphors of Spatial Location: Understanding Post-Kantian Space,’ in Roxana Baiasu, Graham Bird, and A. W. Moore (eds) Kantian Metaphysics Today: New Essays on Time and Space (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp. 167–182.

‘Believing in This Life: French Philosophy after Beauvoir’, Steven Shakespeare and Katharine Sarah Moody (eds) Intensities: Philosophy, Religion and the Affirmation of Life (Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012), pp. 21-38.

‘From Ricoeur to Life: “Living up to Death” with Spinoza, but also with Deleuze’, in Todd Mei and David Lewin (eds) From Ricoeur to Action: The Socio-Political Significance of Ricoeur’s Thinking (London: Continuum, 2012), pp. 151-162.

 

Chapters in Companions and Handbooks:

‘The Other’, in Nicholas Adams, George Pattison and Graham Ward (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Theology and Modern European Thought (Oxford: Oxford University Press, January 2013), pp. 83-104.

‘Feminist Perspectives on Natural Theology’, in Russell Manning (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology(Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 354-369.

‘Kant’, in Chad Meister (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Modern Christian Thought (London: Routledge, 2013), pp. 5-16.

Forthcoming publications

Monograph:

In Dialogue: with Michèle Le Doeuff (London: Bloomsbury Press, forthcoming), including translations of dialogues and papers concerning women in philosophy

 

Journal articles:

‘Bergson: On Intuition’, Philosophical Topics, Special issue on The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics (forthcoming).

 

Chapters in books:

‘A Kantian Rhetoric of Sincerity” Politics, Truth and Truthfulness’, in Sorin Baiasu and Sylvie Loriaux (eds), Sincerity in Politics and International Relations (London: Routledge, 2016).

‘Becoming Undone in Defilement and in Death: Ricoeur’s Configurations of Eve and Antigone’, Journal of Religion (forthcoming)

‘Ricoeur in Dialogue with Feminist Philosophy of Religion’ [revised and updated version of 2015 essay*], in Annemie Halsema (ed.), Feminist Explorations of Paul Ricoeur's Philosophy Lexington, Kentucky; Oxford, UK: Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming

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