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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



Dr Christoph Schuringa's Research

Dr Schuringa’s primary research interests are in the history of philosophy (especially ancient philosophy and German philosophy from Kant onwards), and in practical philosophy.

Christoph Schuringa has been a DAAD-funded researcher at the Technische Universität Berlin (at the chair of Professor Günter Abel) and at Universität Leipzig (at the chair of Professor Sebastian Rödl). In 2017 he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh, hosted by Professor John McDowell.


Selected Publications

‘Animal Laborans: Arendt and Weil on Marx’, International Yearbook of Hermeneutics (forthcoming)

‘The Grammar of “Second Nature”’, Revista Eletrônica Estudos Hegelianos (forthcoming)

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

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 Dr Schuringa teaches courses in the history of modern philosophy from Descartes to Nietzsche.

These cover 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.


Teaching Appointments

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


Course Development

Christoph has developed the courses Modern Philosophy; Spinoza, Leibniz, and Kant; and Hegel, Schopenhauer, and 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.