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Dr Lidia Ripamonti

Dr Lidia Ripamonti

Research Administrator

Research Associate

Editorial Assistant, Reviews in Religion & Theology


Lidia joined the VHI as Research Administrator in 2012 and as a Research Associate in 2014. She studied philosophy at the Universities of Milan, Freiburg in Breisgau, and Dresden and she obtained her PhD from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, with a thesis on Edith Stein's critique of Martin Heidegger. Most of her research work was carried out at the University of Dresden, Germany, where Lidia was an assistant lecturer in Philosophy of Religion, after receiving a postgraduate research scholarship from the Catholic University of Milan. Previously Lidia has worked as a translator and reviser for books on philosophy and education, and she is currently the editorial assistant of 'Reviews in Religion and Theology', published by Wiley-Blackwell in association with the Von Hügel Institute at St Edmund’s College.

Research Interests

Lidia's research interests include continental philosophy, particularly phenomenology, and philosophical anthropology. She has taught and published on dialogue, personhood, end of life, and on the philosophy of Edith Stein, Martin Heidegger, Romano Guardini, and Martin Buber. Current research interests include philosophy of disability, neurodiversity, identity, agency, empathy, and ill-health.

Key Publications

Translations (German-Italian):

  • R. Guardini, Lettere a Josef Weiger (1908-1962), Opera Omnia vol. XXVI/1, Brescia: Morcelliana, 2010
  • M. Krienke  (ed.), Sulla ragione. Rosmini e la filosofia tedesca, Rubbettino, 2008 (part-translation)
  • R. Guardini, Scritti di metodologia filosofica, Opera Omnia Vol I, Brescia: Morcelliana, 2007 (part-translation)

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