I've taught philosophy for longer than I've done any other job, and I still enjoy it. Studying philosophy changed my life by changing my outlook on the world. I took up philosophy because I thought their was something wrong with the world and the way things are -- I still do, but studying philosophy gave me a greater reverence for the past, and I have a real passion for Ancient Greek philosophy.
I enjoy cycling -- although I don't cycle as much now as I used to, and I enjoy spending time with my children.
I teach to enable students to realise their own ambitions and hopefully do something to change the world.
BA (Hons) English and History of Ideas; MA English Literature (Critical Theory); PhD; Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Impact Champion, Humanities Research Centre; Programme Leader BA (Hons) Philosophy
An Introduction to the History of Philosophy (Year 1)
Greek Philosophy: The Presocratics, Plato and Aristotle (Year 2)
Engaging the Humanities (Year 2)
The Philosophy of Education (Year 3)
Contemporary Interpretations of Plato (MA)
My own research is concerned with the appropriation and use of Greek philosophy in 20th century French philosophy and with the philosophy of education. I would be particularly interested in supervising doctoral work in the areas of 20th century French philosophy, political philosophy and the philosophy of education.
Postgraduate Supervision completed:
Patricia Farell (2010) - Cognition and Artifice in the Writings of Gilles Deleuze
Ruth Farrar (2012) - Loneliness, Storytelling and Community in Performance: The Climate of the House Un-American Activities Committee's America in Selected Plays of O'Neill, Donleavey and Gilroy
Nicholas Aldridge (2014) - The Arrival of Mimesis and Methexis in the Enquiries of Jean-Luc Nancy
Dominic Kelly (2014) - Philosophy and Poetry: The Meaning of History in Heidegger's Thought
Maxime Lallement (2016) - Toward a New Understanding of Biopolitics: Rethinking the Notion of Norm in the work of Michel Foucault
Nicola Crosby: Symbol and Allegory in the Work of Immanuel Kant
Matthew Barnard: Heidegger and Freedom
Mark Wright: Technology and Humanity in the Work of Martin Heidegger and Hannah Arendt
Leda Channer: Un-working Hegel: Reading Jean-Luc Nancy
Paul Wren: Re-Treating the Political: Nancy’s and Lyotard’s Retrieval of Heidegger’s Political Ontology
External Examiner, MLitt in Philosophies of Creativity and Imagination, University of Dundee
External Assessor, Philosophy Programme Review, St Mary's University College, London
External Assessor, Internal Subject Review, Philosophical Studies, University of Newcastle.
I have a longstanding interest in the relationship between contemporary philosophy and Ancient Greek Philosophy. My current research examines the role of education in the development of character. The concern with the formation of character goes back to the Greeks, and through various modifications, stretches through to the 20th century, until it is eclipsed by the idea of education as equipping students with skills. I am particularly interested in exploring how this 'corrosion of character' correlates with the transformation of the sense of the political in modenity.
As part of this project I am working with the Coooperative College to explore the role of character in coooerative education.
I continue to write about the work of Jean-Francois Lyotard. I have an essay on Lyotard and the Art of Seduction due to appear in the collection Lyotard and Film (2017), edited by Peter W. Milne and Ashley Woodward, published by Edinburgh University Press
I have worked with Patrick O'Connor (Nottingham Trent University) on a number of projects in the area of the philosophy of education.
I am a member of the MMU Cooperative Forum and I am pursuing a number of projects on cooperation and cooperative pedagogy with the Cooperative College, Manchester.
K. Crome, J. Williams (2006). The Lyotard Reader and Guide. Columbia University Press.
K. Crome (2004). Lyotard and Greek thought: Sophistry.
K. Crome (2004). Lyotard and Greek Thought. Palgrave MacMillan.
K. Crome (2013). GARY BANHAM OBITUARY. JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR PHENOMENOLOGY. 44(2), pp.114-115.
K. Crome (2013). Socrates and the sophist: The problem of polutropism in the Lesser hippias. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology. 44(2), pp.198-212.
KJ. Crome, P. O'Connor Learning together: Foucault, Sennett and the crisis of the 'co-operative character'. Journal of Co-operative Studies. 49(2), pp.30-42.
KJ. Crome, R. Farrar, P. O'Connor (2009). What is Autonomous Learning?. Discourse: Learning and Teaching in Philosophical and Religious Studies. 9(1), pp.111-126.
KJ. Crome (2009). The Nihilistic Affirmation of Life: Biopower and Biopolitics in The Will to Knowledge. Parrhesia: a journal of critical philosophy. pp.46-61.
K. Crome (2009). EMMANUEL LEVINAS AND MAURICE BLANCHOT: ETHICS AND THE AMBIGUITY OF WRITING. JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR PHENOMENOLOGY. 40(1), pp.99-101.
KJ. Crome (2008). Is Peter Singer's Argument about Abortion Tenable?. Richmond Journal of Philosophy.
K. Crome (2006). Lyotard and the Greeks: On the problem of nature in the differend. Angelaki - Journal of the Theoretical Humanities. 11(3), pp.93-105.
KJ. Crome (2005). Descartes' Evil Demon. Richmond Journal of Philosophy. pp.6-12.
KJ. Crome (2005). On Socrates and Sophistry. Richmond Journal of Philosophy. pp.11-16.
K. Crome (2004). Inheritance and originality: Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Kierkegaard. JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR PHENOMENOLOGY. 35(1), pp.108-110.
K. Crome (2003). Retorsion: Jean-François Lyotard's reading of sophistry. Southern Journal of Philosophy. 41(1), pp.29-44.
K. Crome (2001). The sophistications of philosophy: The place of sophistry in Jean-Francois Lyotard's The 'Differend'. JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR PHENOMENOLOGY. 32(3), pp.277-299.
K. Crome (1998). Jean-Francois Lyotard, August 10, 1924 April 21, 1998 - In memoriam. JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR PHENOMENOLOGY. 29(3), pp.319-319.
KJ. Crome (2013). Rereading Jean-François Lyotard. H. Bickis, R. Shields. In: Rereading Jean-François Lyotard. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.,
K. Crome (2013). Voicing nihilism: Lyotard on Malraux. In: Rereading Jean-François Lyotard: Essays on His Later Works. pp.155-167.
Assistant Editor, Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology
President of the British Society for Phenomenology