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About Dr Christoph Schuringa

Dr Christoph Schuringa holds a BA in philosophy from the University of Cambridge (King’s College) and a PhD from the University of London (Birkbeck College).



PhD in Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of London (2012)

MA in History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art (2008)

BA in Philosophy, University of Cambridge (2003)


Professional Affiliations

Hegel Society of Great Britain (Executive Committee)

Marx & Philosophy Society (Organising Group)



Dr Christoph Schuringa's Research

Christoph’s primary research interests are in the history of philosophy (especially Aristotle and German idealism), in Marx and Marxism, and in moral and political thought.

Christoph has been a DAAD-funded researcher at the Technische Universität Berlin (hosted by Günter Abel) and at Universität Leipzig (hosted by Sebastian Rödl), and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh (hosted by John McDowell).

Specific research projects he is currently pursuing are concerned with: Aristotle’s conception of practical wisdom; the concept of Gattungswesen in Hegel, Feuerbach and Marx; Marx’s relationship to philosophy; the politics of colonialism and migration.


Selected Publications

‘Thought and Reality in Marx’s Early Writings on Ancient Philosophy’European Journal of Philosophy (2022)

‘Second Nature, Phronēsis, and Ethical Outlooks’International Journal of Philosophical Studies (2022)

‘Marx’s Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of RightCrisis and Critique 8/2 (2021): 346–67

‘Gattungswesen and Universality: Feuerbach, Marx and German Idealism’, in L. Corti and J.-G. Schülein (eds.), Life, Organism and Cognition in Classical German Philosophy (Cham: Springer, forthcoming)

‘Freedom in Hegel’s Theory of the State’, in J. Saunders (ed.), Freedom After Kant (London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming)

‘Critical History and Genealogy’, in A. K. Jensen and C. Santini (eds.), Nietzsche on Memory and History (Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2021)

‘Democracy and the Virus’, The Philosophers’ Magazine 90 (2020): 95–100

(ed. with Brian Ball), The Act and Object of Judgment: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives (London/New York: Routledge, 2019)

‘Nature, Spirit and Second Nature: Hegel and McDowell’, Revista Eletrônica Estudos Hegelianos (2018): 75–99

‘Animal Laborans: Arendt and Weil on Marx’, International Yearbook of Hermeneutics 17 (2018): 141–55

‘La philosophie historique et la réévaluation des valeurs’, in B. Binoche and A. Sorosina (eds.), Les Historicités de Nietzsche (Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne, 2016)

‘Nietzsche’s Genealogical Histories and His Project of Revaluation’, History of Philosophy Quarterly 31 (2014): 249–69

‘Nietzsche and the Unfolding of Mind’, Nietzscheforschung 20 (2013): 279–87

‘Nietzsche on History as Science’, in H. Heit, G. Abel and M. Brusotti (eds.), Nietzsches Wissenschaftsphilosophie (Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2012)

Dr Christoph Schuringa's Teaching

At NCH, Christoph teaches undergraduate courses in modern European philosophy. Figures covered have included René Descartes, Anne Conway, John Locke, G. W. Leibniz, Anton Wilhelm Amo, Émilie du Châtelet, Immanuel Kant, G. W. F. Hegel, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Nietzsche.

Christoph also teaches on the MA courses Values and Society and Kant and Post-Kantian Philosophy.


Teaching Appointments

Christoph has taught undergraduates and MA students at Birkbeck, University of London.


Professional Activity

Christoph is Editor of the Hegel Bulletin. He has acted as a peer reviewer for British Journal for the History of PhilosophyJournal of Nietzsche StudiesPhilosophy and other journals. He has recently given talks at University College London, King’s College London, and the Universities of Utrecht, Leipzig, Padua and Durham.


Faculty Positions

Philosophy Faculty



Languages Spoken

English, Dutch, French and German.