skip to primary navigationskip to content

Von Hügel Institute

for Critical Catholic Inquiry

Studying at Cambridge


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

  • Lives Not Worth Living: Rethinking Autonomy and Assisted Dying in the Light of Profound Disability, Journal of Disability and Religion, 22(3), 2018, 317-330.
  • (With Thana De Campos and Philip McCosker) Special Issue: Navigating Impasses in Bioethics: End of Life, Disability, and Mental Illness, Journal of Disability and Religion, 22(3), 2018, 225-227.
  • Review of Antonio Calcagno (ed.), Edith Stein: Women, Social-Political Philosophy, Theology, Metaphysics and Public History. New Approaches and Applications, Reviews in Religion and Theology, 26(1), 2019.
  • 'Dasein', 'Geworfenheit', 'Geborgensein', 'Heidegger, Martin', 'Man', in M. Knaup, H. Seubert (eds), Edith Stein – Lexikon, Freiburg: Herder, 2017.
  • Review of Andrew Sloane, Vulnerability and Care: Christian Reflections on the Philosophy of Medicine, Reviews in Religion and Theology, 24(3), 2017.
  • Disability, Diversity, and Autism: Philosophical Perspectives on Health, The New Bioethics, 22(1), 2016, 56-70.
  • Fenomenologia dell’essere umano e analisi dell’Esserci, in A. Ales Bello - F. Alfieri - M. Shahid (eds.) Edith Stein, Hedwig Conrad-Martius-Gerda Walther. Fenomenologia della Persona, della Vita e della Comunitá, Laterza: Bari, 2011.
  • Geborgenheit statt Geworfenheit. Bemerkungen zur Kritik Edith Steins an Sein und Zeit in H.-B. Gerl-Falkovitz, R. Kaufmann, H. R. Sepp (eds) Europa und seine Anderen: Emmanuel Levinas - Edith Stein - Józef Tischner, Dresden: Thelem, 2010
  • Wie ein gefügiges Werkzeug ganz in Deine Hände: Edith Stein als geistliche Schriftstellerin, Die Tagespost 24: 63; revised and extended version in Edith Stein Jahrbuch, Würzburg: Echter, 2010.
  • Being Thrown or Being Held in Existence? The Opposite Approaches to Finitude of Edith Stein and Martin Heidegger, Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society 2009, Maynooth.
  • Sein, Wesen und Existenz bei Edith Stein und Martin Heidegger, in Die unbekannte Edith Stein: Phänomenologie und Sozialphilosophie, Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2006.

Translations (German-Italian):

  • Edith Stein, La struttura della persona umana: Corso di antropologia filosofica, Roma: Città Nuova, 2013 (revision)
  • Romano Guardini, Lettere a Josef Weiger (1908-1962), Opera Omnia vol. XXVI/1, Brescia: Morcelliana, 2010
  • Marcus Krienke  (ed.), Sulla ragione. Rosmini e la filosofia tedesca, Rubbettino, 2008 (partial translation)
  • Romano Guardini, Scritti di metodologia filosofica, Opera Omnia Vol I, Brescia: Morcelliana, 2007 (partial translation)

Popular Articles:


An interdisciplinary research hub inspired by Catholic thought and culture, focussed on contemporary global realities, and dedicated to encounter, dialogue, and transformation

Keep up with our news