Dr. Giuseppina D'Oro

Title: Reader in Philosophy
Phone: +44 (0)1782 733350
Email: g.d'oro@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBA2.007
Role: Discipline Coordinator - MRes Humanities (Philosophy)
Contacting me: By Email
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I was awarded a PhD from the University of Essex in 1995 for a thesis on the philosophy of Kant and Hegel and the relationship between transcendental and objective idealism.  I am interested in epistemological and metaphysical questions in both the Anglo-American and European traditions. I am a member of the Forum for European Philosophy of the Collingwood and British Idealism Centre and the coordinator of the Keele Forum for Philosophical Research.

My current research interests are in metaphilosophy and the philosophy of action. The metaphilosophical issue with which I am concerned is that of the relationship between philosophy and science and whether philosophy is an autonomous discipline with its own method and subject matter.  These meta-philosophical views have led me to defend a particular position in the philosophy of action, according to which the question “how is mental causation possible?” should be construed not in metaphysical terms, as asking “how can the mind fit in the natural world?” but in conceptual terms as asking: “what are actions?” and “under what conditions is an autonomous science of the mind possible?”  These arguments have been developed in several journal articles that have appeared in Metaphilosophy, The European Journal of Philosophy, Ratio, Inquiry and in a manuscript provisionally entitled “From a Conceptual Point of View”. 

My interest in metaphilosophy and the philosophy of action developed out of a reading of R. G. Collingwood.  I am the joint editor of Collingwood’s An Essay on Philosophical Method (Oxford, 2005) and the author of Collingwood and the Metaphysics of Experience (Routledge, 2002).  I would be very happy to supervise MPhil and PhD  theses in the philosophy of action and in any area of Collingwood studies.

Full Publication List and  Work in progress

Selected Publications

  • D'Oro G. 2017. Collingwood's Idealist Metaontology: Between Therapy and Armchair Science. In The Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Methodology. D'Oro G and Overgaard S (Eds.). CUP.
  • D'Oro G. 2015. Unlikely Bedfellows? Collingwood, Carnap and the Internal/External Distinction. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, vol. 23(4), 802-817. doi>
  • D'Oro G. 2015. History and Idealism: Collingwood and Oakeshott. In The Routledge Companion to Hermeneutics. Malpas J and Gander HH (Eds.). Routledge.
  • D'Oro G. 2013. The philosopher and the grapes: on descriptive metaphysics and why it is not "sour" metaphysics. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, vol. 21(4), 586-599. doi>
  • D'Oro G. 2012. Reasons and causes: the philosophical battle and the meta-philosophical war. Australasian journal of philosophy, vol. 90(2), 207-221. link> doi>

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Books

  • D'Oro G and Overgaard S (Eds.). 2017. The Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Methodology. CUP.
  • D'Oro G and Connelly J (Eds.). 2016. Collingwood and Philosophical Methodology, special issue of Collingwood and British Idealism Studies.
  • D'Oro G and Sandis C (Eds.). 2013. Reasons and Causes: causalism and anti-causalism in the philosophy of action. Basingstoke and New York: Palgave Macmillan.
  • D'Oro G and Sandis C (Eds.). 2013. Reasons and Causes: causalism and anti-causalism in the philosophy of action. Basingstoke and New York: Palgave Macmillan.
  • D'Oro G. 2002. Collingwood and the metaphysics of experience.

Journal Articles

  • D'Oro G. 2017. Collingwood and the justificandum of the human sciences. Collingwood and British Idealism Studies: incorporating Bradley Studies.
  • D'Oro G. 2015. Unlikely Bedfellows? Collingwood, Carnap and the Internal/External Distinction. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, vol. 23(4), 802-817. doi>
  • D'ORO G. 2014. De la distinction entre actions et événements. Recherches sur la Philosophie et le Langage: L’Explication de l’action: perspectives contemporaines, Vrin (publisher), vol. 30, 169-186.
  • D'Oro G. 2013. The philosopher and the grapes: on descriptive metaphysics and why it is not "sour" metaphysics. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, vol. 21(4), 586-599. doi>
  • D'Oro G. 2013. Understanding others: cultural anthropology with Collingwood and Quine. Journal of the Philosophy of History, vol. 7, 326-345.
  • D'ORO G. 2012. Between the old metaphysics and the new empiricism: Collingwood's defence of the autonomy of philosophy. Ratio, vol. 25(1), 34-50. doi>
  • D'Oro G. 2012. Reasons and causes: the philosophical battle and the meta-philosophical war. Australasian journal of philosophy, vol. 90(2), 207-221. link> doi>
  • D'ORO G. 2010. The myth of Collingwood's historicism. Inquiry, vol. 53(6), 627-641. doi>
  • D'Oro G. 2009. Reclaiming the ancestors of simulation theory. History and Theory: studies in the philosophy of history, vol. 48(1), 129-139. link> doi>
  • D'ORO G. 2009. Le fossé dans l’explication n’est pas épistémologique mais sémantique. Philosophiques, vol. 36(1), 183-192. doi>
  • D'ORO G. 2009. Three generations of non-reductivists. Ethnographic Studies, vol. 11, 61-75.
  • D'Oro G. 2008. The Ontological Backlash: Why did Mainstream Analytic Philosophy Lose Interest in the Philosophy of History?. PHILOSOPHIA, vol. 36(4), 403-415. link> doi>
  • D'Oro G. 2007. The gap is semantic, not epistemological. RATIO, vol. 20(2), 168-178. doi>
  • D'oro G. 2007. Two dogmas of contemporary philosophy of action. Journal of the Philosophy of History, vol. 1, 11-26.
  • D'ORO G. 2005. "In Defence of the Agent-Centre Perspective". Metaphilosophy, vol. 36(5), 652-667. doi>
  • D'ORO G. 2005. Idealism and the Philosophy of Mind. Inquiry, vol. 48(5), 395-412. doi>
  • D'Oro G. 2005. Collingwood's "solution" to the problem of mind-body dualism. PHILOSOPHIA, vol. 32(1-4), 349-368. link> doi>
  • D'Oro G. 2004. Collingwood, psychologism and internalism (20th century theoretical philosophy). EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, vol. 12(2), 163-177. link> doi>
  • D'ORO G. 2004. Re-Enactment and Radical Interpretation. History and Theory, vol. 43(2), 198-208. doi>
  • D'oro G. 2004. Apriority and philosophical analysis. Science et Esprit, vol. 56(3), 247-263.
  • D'oro G. 2004. Collingwood on philosophical knowledge and the enduring nature of philosophical problems. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, vol. 12(1), 93-109. doi>
  • D'Oro G. 2003. Collingwood and Ryle on the concept of mind. Philosophical Explorations 2003, vol. VI(I)(1), 18-30. doi>
  • D'Oro G. 2002. Collingwood, metaphysics, and historicism. DIALOGUE-CANADIAN PHILOSOPHICAL REVIEW, vol. 41(1), 71-90. link> doi>
  • D'Oro G. 2000. R.G. Collingwood: An introduction. PHILOSOPHICAL INVESTIGATIONS, vol. 23(3), 264-266. link>
  • D'oro G. 2000. Collingswood's critique of scissors-and-paste history revisited in the light of his conception of metaphysics. INTERNATIONAL STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY, vol. 32(4), 23-45. link>
  • D'Oro G. 2000. Collingwood on re-enactment and the identity of thought. J Hist Philos, vol. 38(1), 87-101. link> doi>
  • D'Oro G. 2000. On Collingwood's rehabilitation of the ontological argument. IDEALISTIC STUDIES, vol. 30(3), 173-188. link> doi>

Chapters

  • D'Oro G. 2017. Collingwood's Idealist Metaontology: Between Therapy and Armchair Science. In The Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Methodology. D'Oro G and Overgaard S (Eds.). CUP.
  • Overgaard S and D'Oro G. 2017. Introduction to The Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Methodology. CUP.
  • D'Oro G and Connelly J. 2016. Introduction. In Collingwood and Philosophical Methodology, special issue of Collingwood and British Idealism Studies. D'Oro G and Connelly J (Eds.).
  • D'Oro G and Connelly J. 2016. Introduction. In Collingwood and Philosophical Methodology, special issue of Collingwood and British Idealism Studies. D'Oro G and Connelly J (Eds.).
  • D'Oro G. 2015. History and Idealism: Collingwood and Oakeshott. In The Routledge Companion to Hermeneutics. Malpas J and Gander HH (Eds.). Routledge.
  • D'ORO G and Connelly J. 2006. R. G. Collingwood. The Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy. link>
  • D'Oro G. 2014. The logocentric predicament and the logic of question and answer. In Other Logics: Alternatives to Formal Logic in the History of Thought and Contemporary Philosophy. (vol. 33). Leiden and Boston: Brill. doi> link>
  • D'Oro G and Sandis C. 2013. From anti-causalism to causalism and back. In Reasons and Causes: Causalism and Anti-causalism in the Philosophy of Action. D'Oro G, Sandis C, D'Oro G (Eds.). Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • D'Oro G and Sandis C. Introduction. In Reasons and Causes: Causalism and Anti-Causalism in the Philosophy of Action. D'Oro G and Sandis S (Eds.). Palgrave MacMillan.
  • D'Oro G. 2011. Davidson and the autonomy of the human sciences. In Dialogues with Davidson. Malpas J (Ed.). MIT.
  • D'oro G. 2008. Historiographic Understanding. Tucker A (Ed.).
  • D'oro G. 2007. Ragioni e Cause. Reda CG (Ed.). (Robin George Collingwood e la formazione estetica ed.). Napoli: Grauseditore.
  • Connelly J and D'Oro G. 2005. Editors' introduction. In R.G. Collingwood: An Essay on Philosophical Method. Connelly J and D'Oro G (Eds.). OUP.
  • Connelly J and D'Oro G. 2005. Editors' introduction. In R.G. Collingwood: An Essay on Philosophical Method. Connelly J and D'Oro G (Eds.). OUP.
  • D'Oro G. 2000. On Collingwood's Conceptions of History. In Collingwood and british idealism Studies 7: Identities and differences. Haddock BA, Vincent A, Society RGC, Boucher D (Eds.).
  • D'Oro G. 1998. How Kantian is Collingwood's metaphysics of Experience?. In Collingwood Studies 6: Explorations. Boucher D and Haddock BA (Eds.).

Other

  • D'Oro G. 2006. Review of Gary Browning, Rethinking R. G. Collingwood.
  • Collingwood RG. 2005. An essay on philosophical method.
  • D'ORO G. 2005. R.G. Collingwood, An Essay on Philosophical Method.
  • D'Oro G. 2000. Review of D. Boucher, J. Connelly, T. Modood (eds.) Philosophy, History and Civilization: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on R. G. Collingwood.
  • D'Oro G. 2000. Review of P. Johnston, R. G. Collingwood: An Introduction, Philosophical Investigations.
  • D'Oro G. 2000. Review of P. Johnston, R. G. Collingwood: An Introduction, Philosophical Investigations.
  • D'Oro G. 1998. Review of Pinkard, T., Hegel's Phenomenology: The Sociality of Reason.
  • D'Oro G. 1996. Review of Pinkard, T. and Engelhardt, T. Jr (eds.), Hegel Reconsidered.
  • D'Oro G. 1996. Review of Wachterhauser, B. R., (ed.), Hermeneutics and Truth.
  • D'Oro G. 1994. Review of Daniel Berthold Bond, Hegel’s Grand Synthesis.
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Epistemology and Metaphysics I
  • Epistemology and Metaphysics II
  • Great Philosophers of the Twentieth Century
  • Philosophy Dissertation (module convenor)
  • Metaphilosophy (MRes Humanities- Philosophy) module convenor

I will be very happy to supervise dissertations in the areas of the philosophy of action, history and social science (especially on the nature of action explanation), in metaphilosophy (on issues such as the role and character of philosophical analysis and the relation between philosophy and other disciplines), Idealism and Collingwood Studies.

Please see my research and scholarship tab for more details about my area of expertise.

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