Dr Vicky Roupa is an Honorary Associate in Philosophy at the Open University. She studied philosophy at the University of Sussex earning her DPhil with a thesis on Hegel and political philosophy. She has taught at the universities of Sussex and Hertfordshire and at the Open University.
My main research interests are in 19th century German philosophy and ancient Greek philosophy. I also have interests in contemporary continental philosophy and the intersection of philosophy and literature.
Articulations of Nature and Politics in Plato and Hegel (forthcoming by Palgrave Macmillan)
‘Is There Such A Thing As Quixotic Virtue?’ forthcoming in G. Hagberg (ed.) Fictional Worlds and the Moral Imagination (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020)
'Bodies in Public Space: Questioning the Boundaries Between the Public and the Private' (in progress).
“On Politics as Effectuation: Jean-Luc Nancy’s Encounter with the Hegelian Monarch,” Journal for Cultural Research Vol. 9, No. 4 (October 2005).
Coleen P. Zoller, Plato and the Body: Reconsidering Socratic Asceticism. In Bryn Mawr Classical review, 2019/02/29.
Dennis King Keenan, (ed.), Hegel and Contemporary Continental Philosophy. In Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology vol. 38, no. 3 (2007): 329-331.
Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Foundations of Natural Right, trans. M. Baur. In Studies in Social and Political Thought 7 (2002): 129-135.
Jean-Luc Nancy, The Speculative Remark: (One of Hegel’s Bons Mots), trans. Céline Surprenant in Textual Practice, vol. 16, no. 2 (2002): 424-8.
During my time at the University of Hertfordshire I lectured on a number of courses including ‘Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit’, ‘Plato’s Republic’ and ‘Theory of Knowledge’. I also supervised a BA dissertation on the philosophy of Heraclitus. At the Open University I tutored on AZX103 An Introduction to the Humanities, AA100 Arts Past and Present, AA311 Reading Political Philosophy Machiavelli to Mill, and A222 Exploring Philosophy. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have conducted research on how tutors can improve their provision of written feedback to student assignments.