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Professor Catherine Pickstock

Professor Catherine Pickstock

Professor of Metaphysics and Poetics

Fellow and Tutor, Emmanuel College

Catherine Pickstock is accepting applications for PhD students.


Office Phone: 01223 763002

Subject area and speciality

Philosophy of Religion specialists:
  • The application of linguistics to theories of religious language, analogy and liturgy, with a consideration of the implications of this interaction for linguistics itself
  • A critical consideration of postmodern philosophy in relation to the re-interpretation of premodern theology
  • A reconsideration of the Platonic tradition in interaction with the Biblically based faiths, in particular the question of theurgy and understandings of the soul

College

Emmanuel College:
Fellow and tutor

Research Interests

Catherine Pickstock's research interests fall into three main areas:

  • The application of linguistics to theories of religious language, analogy and liturgy, with a consideration of the implications of this interaction for linguistics itself
  • A critical consideration of postmodern philosophy in relation to the re-interpretation of premodern theology
  • A reconsideration of the Platonic tradition in interaction with the Biblically based faiths, in particular the question of theurgy and understandings of the soul

Teaching

Catherine Pickstock lectures and supervises for the following papers:

  • Philosophy of Religion and Ethics (A8)
  • Ethics and Faith (B11)
  • Metaphysics (C11)

She also co-ordinates the MPhil in Philosophy of Religion.

Key Publications

Catherine Pickstock has written, co-written and co-edited several books, and published numerous articles in the area of philosophical theology. Her current project is a book entitled Theory, Religion and Idiom in Platonic Philosophy.

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