Theodorou’s training emphasized 19th and 20th century thinkers who contributed to the development of phenomenology, philosophical hermeneutics, and the philosophy of religion.
Her dissertation specifically studied the role of metaphor in the development of Paul Ricoeur’s hermeneutic phenomenology, mainly with respect to how symbols shape the construction of mind and meaning.
Her secondary areas of training and research include Asian philosophies, with a focus on classical Hindu and Buddhist debates about the nature of mind, knowledge, being, and language.
Currently, her research focuses on the analysis of consciousness in Western and Eastern philosophies, mainly exploring questions about perception and cognition as they emerge in conversation with neuroscience and philosophy of mind.
“Animal Experience: Consciousness and Emotion in the Natural World”
Stephanie Theodorou and Leon Niemoczynski, editors
“The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion,” Summer Workshop with Dr. John Caputo