Dr Kate Kirkpatrick


I read my BA in Philosophy and Theology at Regent's Park College and my DPhil at St Cross College, Oxford. I have held previous posts at St Peter’s College, Oxford, the University of Hertfordshire, and King’s College London.

Research Area/s: 

Philosophical Theology, Christian and Religious Ethics 

Research Interests:

Augustine and Augustinianisms

Conceptions of love and sin

Methodology in philosophy and theology

Mid twentieth-century French philosophy (Beauvoir, Marcel, Sartre, Weil)

Varieties of atheism

External Engagement:


SRF Kultur interview on Sternstunde Philosophie on Simone de Beauvoir

St John's Nottingham video on Sartre and Theology



Philosophy Bites Podcast Interview on Simone de Beauvoir



Was Simone de Beauvoir as Feminist as We Thought? in The Guardian

La liberté guidant sa pensée in Lire : Magazine Littéraire



Twitter @philosofemme

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