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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 social and political thought.

He is currently writing two monographs: A Social History of Analytic Philosophy (under contract with Verso) and Karl Marx and the Actualization of Philosophy (under contract with Cambridge University Press).


Selected Publications

‘Schelling’s Challenge’, New Left Review 143 (Sept/Oct 2023)

‘Gattungswesen and Universality: Feuerbach, Marx and German Idealism’, in L. Corti and J.-G. Schülein (eds.), Life, Organisms, and Human Nature in Classical German Philosophy (Cham: Springer, 2023)

‘Freedom and Hegel’s Theory of the State’, in J. Saunders (ed.), Freedom After Kant (London: Bloomsbury, 2023)

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

‘Hegel on Spirited Animals’, Philosophy 97 (2022): 485–508 (open access)

‘Second Nature, Phronēsis, and Ethical Outlooks’, International Journal of Philosophical Studies 30 (2022): 1–18

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

‘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

Christoph teaches Kant and Post-Kantian Philosophy (BA and MA) and Values and Society (MA only). He has wide experience teaching modern European philosophy from Descartes onwards.


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 PhilosophyEuropean Journal of Philosophy, Journal of Nietzsche StudiesMindPhilosophy and other journals. He has recently given talks at the Universities of Turin, Heidelberg, Potsdam, Oxford, St Andrews, Kingston, Cape Town, Sheffield, and Vienna.


Faculty Positions

Associate Head of Faculty in Philosophy


Languages Spoken

English, Dutch, French and German.