Ana-Maria Pascal

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I have a twofold background, in Philosophy (PhD on Pragmatist Hermeneutics and ‘the End’ of Metaphysics, Cum laude, 2005) and International Business (MBA, 2006, distinction). I taught general philosophy and ethics at the University of Essex and Regent’s University London, before joining SCIO / Wycliffe Hall in Michaelmas Term 2022. At Regent’s, I was Reader in Philosophy and Public Ethics, and Director of Liberal Arts. I am currently Academic Director and Senior Tutor for visiting students at Wycliffe Hall and Director of Studies in Philosophy.

Recent Publications:

Authored books 

  • Narratives and the Role of Philosophy in Cross-Disciplinary Studies: Emerging Research and Opportunities, 2018. Hershey, PA: IGI Global

Edited books 

  • Multiculturalism and the Convergence of Faith and Practical Wisdom in Modern Society, 2017. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • European Developments in Corporate Criminal Liability (with James Gobert), 2011; London and New York: Routledge; paperback edition, 2014 

Book chapters 

  • Brilliant Darkness: Apophatic Thinking in Early Christian and Indian Traditions (with Diwakar Acharya), in Doing Metaphysics in a Diverse World, Bloomsbury (forthcoming)
  • Overcoming Negative Theology: Kukai and Palamas on Essence and Energy (with Paulus Kaufmann), in Doing Metaphysics in a Diverse World, Bloomsbury (forthcoming)
  • The Hunting Game in Hermeneutics: Meaning, Memory and Desire in Interpretation, in Učník, Ľ. and Williams, A. (eds.) (2017) Phenomenology and the Problem of Meaning in Human Life and History. Pp. 161-178. libri nigri 60. Nordhausen: Verlag Traugott Bautz
  • Who Cares Whose Cars? A Philosophical Analysis of Business and Human Rights, in Rendtorff, J. D. (ed.) (2017) Perspectives on Philosophy of Management and Business Ethics, Ethical Economy. Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy 51, Springer International Publishing, pp. 247-262
  • The Dialectics of Recognition in Leibniz’s Theodicy and A Possible Route to Modern Political Thought, in Pisano R., Fichant M., Bussotti, P. and Oliveira A.R.E. (eds.) (2017) The Dialogue between Sciences, Philosophy and Engineering. New Historical and Epistemological Insights, London: The College Publications, pp. 343-363
  • Business Ethics is Socio-Political or Not at All: The Case of Rosia Montana, in Wolf, R., & Issa, T. (eds.) (2015). International Business Ethics and Growth Opportunities. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-7419-6, pp. 251-281


  • Business and Human Rights, from Theory to Practice and Law to Morality: Taking a Philosophical Look at the Proposed UN Treaty. Philosophy of Management. Springer. 2020

I offer tutorials and seminars in general philosophy, the philosophy of Kant, post-Kantian philosophy (especially phenomenology and existentialism), ethics, aesthetics, philosophy of religion, and women philosophers. I supervise research students on topics from my areas of specialisation – comparative philosophy, hermeneutics, post-Kantian philosophy, and the Patristic tradition.


I specialise in comparative metaphysics, post-Kantian philosophy, and public ethics. I also have a long-lasting interest in Patristics and hermeneutics. My current research focuses on apophatic thinking in multiple traditions, with a particular focus on early Christianity and Neo-Platonism v. early Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism. I am a contributor to a long-term international project on Comparative Metaphysics, which has entered its third year, bringing together more than a dozen researchers in comparative philosophy, religion, and ethics, from different traditions. I am also working on a paper on “the other” in phenomenology, West and East (especially the Kyoto School), and a monograph on exile and displacement.