Kate Kirkpatrick

kate kirkpatrick
  • Post-Kantian Philosophy (Nietzsche, Beauvoir, Sartre)
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Moral Formation
  • Philosophy of Religion

I teach undergraduate papers in Moral Philosophy, Ethics, Post-Kantian Philosophy (Nietzsche, Sartre), Feminism and Philosophy, and Christian Moral Reasoning. I also teach the Philosophy and Feminism of Simone de Beauvoir for the Humanities Division’s MSt in Women’s Studies.



  • Becoming Beauvoir: A Life (London: Bloomsbury, 2019).
    • Translations published or forthcoming, 2020–2021: German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Romanian, French, Greek, Turkish.
  • with George Pattison, The Mystical Sources of Existentialist Thought (Abingdon: Routledge, 2018).
  • Sartre and Theology (London: Bloomsbury/T&T Clark, 2017).
  • Sartre on Sin: Between Being and Nothingness (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017).


Articles and Book Chapters


  • ‘Early Existentialisms’, in the Oxford Handbook of Modern French Philosophy, ed. Daniel Whistler and Mark Sinclair (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
  • ‘Simone de Beauvoir’, in The Philosopher Queens, ed. Rebecca Buxton and Lisa Whiting (London: Unbound, 2020).
  • ‘Kate Kirkpatrick on Simone de Beauvoir’, Philosophy Bites interview with Nigel Warburton in Women of Ideas, ed. Suki Finn (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020).
  • ‘Master, Slave, and Merciless Struggle: Sin and Lovelessness in Sartre’s Saint GenetSartre Studies International 25(1) (2019): 22–34.
  • ‘Degrees of Being? Augustine’s Ontological Pluralism’, in Being Saved, ed. Joshua Farris et al. (London: SCM Press, 2018).
  • ‘Beneath the Surface: Whose Phenomenology? Which Art?’, in Louise Nelstrop and Simon Podmore (eds), Mysticism, Art and Articulation (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017).
  • ‘“A Perpetually Deceptive Mirage”: Blaise Pascal and Jean-Paul Sartre on the Sinful (No)Self’, in Self or No-Self?, Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion, ed. Ingolf Dalferth and Marlene Block (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017).
  • ‘Answering Sartre: Paul Tillich and the Socrates of Nothingness’, in Russell Re Manning and Samuel Shearn (eds) Returning to Tillich: Theology and Legacy in Transition. (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2017).
  • ‘Analytic Theology and the Phenomenology of Faith’, Journal of Analytic Theology 4 (May 2016).
  • ‘Sartre: An Augustinian Atheist?’, Sartre Studies International, 21(1) (2016): 1–20.
  • ‘Past Her Prime? Simone de Beauvoir on Motherhood and Old Age’, Sophia 53(2) (2014): 275–287.
  • ‘Jean-Paul Sartre: Mystical Atheist or Mystical Antipathist?’ European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 5(2) (2013): 159–168.

Kate Kirkpatrick read her BA in Philosophy and Theology at Regent’s Park College and her DPhil at St Cross College, Oxford. Prior to taking up her current position she held lectureships at St Peter’s College, Oxford, the University of Hertfordshire, and King’s College London.