Welcome to my site
This website is a resource for teachers and students of philosophy looking to extend their knowledge of philosophers and ideas beyond those already well researched and studied.
I am a philosophy tutor and researcher, working in the philosophy of mind as well as a range of areas within the history of philosophy. My current research is on the relationship between the 17th century philosopher Gabrielle Suchon’s vision of autonomy and Simone de Beauvoir’s existentialist ethics.
Since 2005 I have been teaching adult learners through the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education and, more recently, The London School of Philosophy. In 2011 I co-founded The SLT Philosophy Forum based in Archway, North London, a drop-in philosophy group supported by the community-based Islington mental health charity, The Stuart Low Trust. I also worked for several years with The Philosophy Foundation, a charitable group that trains and supports teachers of philosophy to children.
I am an active member of SWIPUK (Society for Women In Philosophy) and am an elected member of the council of The Royal Institute of Philosophy, an institution that supports the development of philosophy outside the academy as well as the much needed diversification of the canon from which new philosophical perspectives can emerge.
Coming soon: Look here for podcasts and short videos on philosophers and philosophical ideas we need to know more about!
By Rachel Paine
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