Areas of Expertise: Philosophy
Alison’s interests include topics in aesthetics, ethics, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and feminist philosophy; and thinkers including Heidegger, Aristotle, de Beauvoir, and Freud.
Alison has taught at ARU since 1993. She has completed various publications and conference presentations in European philosophy, mainly focussing on feminist perspectives on art, sexual difference, and identity.
She has also undertaken research into topic such as courage, weakness of will, and autonomy in ethics.
University of Warwick (1982-93):
Ainley, A., 2009. Kristeva, subjectivity and culture’. Hypatia, 24(1).
Ainley, A., 2007. Grounds for Optimism. New Humanist, May.
Ainley, A., 2005. The mighty fork (Kierkegaard). Philosopher’s Magazine, 31, July.
Ainley, A., 2003. What’s it all about? Philosopher’s Magazine, 23, May.
Ainley, A., 2003. Provoking thought. Philosopher’s Magazine, 22, February.
Ainley, A., 2001. Imagination and the Maternal; Kant and Levinas. In: Chanter, T. (Ed.), 2001. Re-Reading the Cannon: Feminist Interpretations of Levinas (Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State Press).