Allegra de Laurentiis
Doctoral Program Director
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Ph.D. Universität Frankfurt, Germany, 1982
M.A. Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany, 1978
Laurea in Filosofia, Università la Sapienza, Roma, 1975
Harriman Hall 207
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750
Tel: (631) 632-7570
Areas of Specialization
Nineteenth century, especially Hegel's system (foci:Science of Logic, Philosophy of Spirit, Philosophy of Right).
Ancient Greek philosophy, especially Aristotle (foci: De Anima and parts of Physics and Metaphysics).
Hegel's interpretation of Greek philosophy
Areas of Competence
Issues in eighteenth and nineteenth century moral and political philosophy.
Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (1807) and his Philosophy of History.
Marx and Marxisms.
Allegra de Laurentiis, born in Rome, Italy, in 1952, studied philosophy in Rome, Tübingen and Frankfurt. In 1975 she received her Laurea in Filosofia from the University of Rome with a dissertation on twentieth century Nominalism and its critics; in 1982 she completed her doctorate at the University of Frankfurt with a dissertation on aspects of Marx’s relation to Kant and Hegel. She taught at Villanova University and Miami University of Ohio before joining the faculty at Stony Brook in 1994.