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

Marx & Philosophy Society



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 concern: Aristotle’s conception of practical wisdom; the concept of species-being in Hegel, Feuerbach and Marx; Marx on the ‘supersession’ of philosophy; the politics of colonialism and migration.


Selected Publications

‘Critical History and Genealogy’, in A. K. Jensen and C. Santini (eds.), Geschichte und Gedächtnis (Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, forthcoming)

(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

Review of T. Pinkard, Does History Make Sense? Hegel on the Historical Shapes of Justice, European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2018)

Review of P. Stellino, Nietzsche and Dostoevsky: On the Verge of Nihilism, Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (2017)

‘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

Review of M. A. Born, Nihilistisches Geschichtsdenken, Journal of Nietzsche Studies 44 (2013)

with Ken Gemes: ‘Nietzsche’, in T. Angier (ed.), Ethics: The Key Thinkers (London: Bloomsbury, 2012)

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

Review of H. G. Hödl, Der letzte Jünger des Philosophen Dionysos, Modern Language Review 107 (2012)

‘Genealogy, Evolution, and Morality’, in T. Hříbek and J. Hvorecký (eds.), Knowledge, Value, Evolution (London: College Publications, 2011)

Review of R. Small, Time and Becoming in Nietzsche’s Thought, in Philosophy 86 (2011)

Dr Christoph Schuringa's Teaching

At NCH, Christoph teaches undergraduate courses in the history of modern philosophy from Descartes to Nietzsche.

These have covered themes from Descartes’s Meditations, Spinoza’s Ethics, Leibniz’s Discourse on Metaphysics and Monadology, Locke’s Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Berkeley’s Principles of Human Knowledge, Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature and Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit, Schopenhauer’s The World as Will and Representation and Nietzsche’s The Gay Science, Beyond Good and Evil and On the Genealogy of Morality.

Christoph also teaches on the MA courses Values and Society and Kant to Nietzsche.


Teaching Appointments

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


Course Development

Christoph has developed the courses Modern Philosophy and Kant to Nietzsche. This has involved all aspects of course design, including writing lectures, setting essay questions and readings, marking essays, giving oral feedback in tutorials, setting and marking exams and coursework.


Professional Activity

Christoph is, jointly with Professor Alison Stone, Editor of the Hegel Bulletin. He has acted as a peer reviewer for British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Journal of Nietzsche Studies, Philosophy and other journals. He has recently given talks at St John’s College Oxford, Durham University School of Advanced Study, Belmont University, McMaster University, Cardiff University, Kingston University, Warwick University, Universidade Federal do Pará, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and elsewhere.  


Faculty Positions

Philosophy Faculty



Languages Spoken

English, Dutch, French and German.