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. How to (and not to) defend the manifest image. In Responses to Naturalism: From Idealism and Pragmatism. Routledge. full text>
  • D'Oro G, Giladi P, Papazoglou A. Non-Reductivism and the Metaphilosophy of Mind. Inquiry. link> doi> link> full text>
  • D'Oro G. The Touch of King Midas: Collingwood on why actions are not events. Philosophical Explorations. full text>
  • 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. full text>
  • 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> full text>

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Books

  • D'Oro G and Connelly J (Eds.). 2017. Collingwood and the Philosophy of History, special issue of Journal of the Philosophy of History.
  • 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.
  • Collingwood RG. Connelly J and D'Oro G (Eds.). 2005. An essay on philosophical method. Oxford University Press, USA.
  • D'Oro G. 2002. Collingwood and the metaphysics of experience.
  • Dharamsi K, D'Oro G, Leach S (Eds.). Collingwood on Philosophical Methodology, edited by Karim Dharamsi, Giuseppina D'Oro and Stepehn Leach. Palgrave Philosophers in Depth series..

Journal Articles

  • D'Oro G. (in Chinese) Philosophy of History at the Time of the Anthropocene: does the Advent of the Anthropocene Spell the end of the Distinction between the Natural and the Historical Past?. Southeast Academic Research.
  • D'Oro G, Giladi P, Papazoglou A. Non-Reductivism and the Metaphilosophy of Mind. Inquiry. link> doi> link> full text>
  • D'Oro G. The Touch of King Midas: Collingwood on why actions are not events. Philosophical Explorations. full text>
  • D'Oro G and Connelly J. 2017. Collingwood, Scientism and Historicism. Journal of the Philosophy of History, vol. 11(3), 275-288. doi> link> full text>
  • Giladi P, D'Oro G, Papazoglou A. 2017. Defending Philosophy and the Human Sciences. Philosophy Now.
  • Connelly J and D'Oro G. 2017. Prefatory not to Saul Kripke's "History and Idealism: the Theory of R.G. Collingwood". Collingwood and British Idealism Studies, vol. 23(1), 1-8.
  • D'Oro G. 2017. The justificandum of the human sciences: Collingwood on reasons for acting. Collingwood and British Idealism Studies: incorporating Bradley Studies, vol. 23(1), 41-66. full text>
  • 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> full text>
  • 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. full text>
  • 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> full text>
  • 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> full text>
  • 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> full text>
  • 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> full text>
  • D'Oro G. 2007. The gap is semantic, not epistemological. RATIO, vol. 20(2), 168-178. doi> full text>
  • 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> full text>
  • 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> doi>
  • 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>
  • D'Oro G. Between ontological hubris and epistemic humility: Collingwood, Kant and the role of transcendental arguments. British Journal for the History of Philosophy. doi> full text>
  • D'Oro G and Connelly J. Collingwood, Historicism and Scientism. Journal of the Philosophy of History. full text>
  • D'Oro G and Connelly J. Collingwood, Historicism and Scientism. Journal of the Philosophy of History. full text>

Chapters

  • Dharamsi K, D'Oro G, Leach S. 2018. The armchair and the pickaxe: introduction. In Collingwood on Philosophical Methodology. Dharamsi K, D'Oro G, Leach S (Eds.). London: Palgrave. link> full text>
  • D'Oro G. On an Imaginary Dialogue between a Causalist and an Anti-Causalist. In Explanation in Action Theory and Historiography: Causal and Teleological Approaches. In Gunnar Schumann (ed.). Routledge. full text>
  • D'Oro G. How to (and not to) defend the manifest image. In Responses to Naturalism: From Idealism and Pragmatism. Routledge. full text>
  • Connelly J and D'Oro G. British Idealism. In A Companion to 19th Century Phlosophy. Shand J (Ed.). Wiley-Blackwell. full text>
  • 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. full text>
  • Overgaard S and D'Oro G. 2017. Introduction to The Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Methodology. CUP. full text>
  • Ryan J. 2011. Introduction. (vol. 57). link> full text>
  • D'Oro G. 2015. History and Idealism: Collingwood and Oakeshott. In The Routledge Companion to Hermeneutics. Malpas J and Gander HH (Eds.). Routledge. full text>
  • 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> full text>
  • 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.
  • Heras M, Avanzas P, Bayes-Genis A, Perez de Isla L, Sanchis J. 2011. Introduction. (vol. 64). link> doi>
  • 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. full text>
  • 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. full text>
  • 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.).
  • D'Oro G. Why epistemic pluralism does not entail relativism. In Collingwood on Philosophical Methodology. Dharamsi K, D'Oro G, Leach S (Eds.). Palgrave. full text>

Other

  • D'Oro G. 2006. Review of Gary Browning, Rethinking R. G. Collingwood.
  • 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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