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Camilla Pitton

Philosophy, University of Warwick

Thesis title:

Beyond Neoliberal Feminism: Reconsidering Empowerment, Self-Determination and the Limitations of Subjectivity

My PhD research attempts to bring together a feminist critique of neoliberal capitalism and a contribution to the feminist debate concerning the role that the Feminine Other acquires within Western theories of subjectivity and self-relation. My examination of late capitalism and neoliberal governmentatlity concerns, specifically, the type of subjectivity that emerges within this context, and the unique relation to alterity (and feminised alterity) that the neoliberal subject can be said to acquire. A central purpose of this research will thus consist in elaborating the problem of the Feminine Other, as traditionally conceptualised by 20th and 21st century feminist theorists, in terms of the transformations that such notion or category undergoes within neoliberal capitalism.

Research Area

  • Philosophy

Publications

Batho, David, Pitton Camilla. 2018. "What is Moral Distress? Experiences and Responses Green Paper." The Ethics of Powerlessness. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.25797.76003. URL: https://powerlessness.essex.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MoralDistressGreenPaper1.pdf

Conferences

Co-organiser of the Warwick Continental Philosophy 2019: What is Philosophy? Past, Present, and Future.

Research Experience

Research assistant for The Ethics of Powerlessness project at the University of Essex (2017-2018)

Research assistant for The Essex Autonomy Project at the University of Essex (2017)