Susanne Herrmann-Sinai

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I received my MA and my PhD at the University of Leipzig (Germany). In my Masters thesis, I explored Immanuel Kant’s Philosophy of Music in relationship to his notion of ’time’ and my PhD thesis discusses G.W.F. Hegel’s philosophy of action at the background of his 'Science of Logic' and within the context of his 'Philosophy of Spirit'. Since July 2021 I am the Book Review Editor of the Hegel Bulletin (CUP), the journal of the Hegel Society of Great Britain.


Hegel’s Philosophical Psychology, co-edited with Lucia Ziglioli, New York/Abingdon: Routledge 2016 (paperback 2019).
Metaphysik der Hoffnung: Ernst Bloch als Denker des Humanen, co-edited with Henning Tegtmeyer, Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag 2012.



‘Second Nature and Self-Determination in Hegel’s Philosophy of Spirit,’ in: Life, Organisms and Cognition: Understanding Nature Between Classical German Philosophy And Current Debates, ed. by Luca Corti and Johannes-Georg Schülein (2021). 
Luther and Hegel on Lordship and Bondage’. The Reformation at the Taylor Institution Library. A Bodleian Libraries blog (November 2020).
250 Jahre Hegel’ (December 2020).
‘Hegel on the Difference between Social Normativity and Normativity of Right,’ in: Hegel-Studien 53/54 (2020).
‘Hegel’s Metaphysics of Action,’ in: Hegel and Metaphysics: On Logic and Ontology in the System, ed. by Allegra de Laurentiis (= Hegel-Jahrbuch Sonderband). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter 2016.
‘Musik und Zeit bei Kant,’ in: Kant-Studien 100 (4/2009).
‘Sounds Without The Mind? Versuch einer Bestimmung des Klangbegriffs,’ in: Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 57 (6/2009).


Research areas

  • G. W. F. Hegel 
  • Immanuel Kant
  • Philosophy of German Idealism
  • Post-Kantian Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Music

Research Interests

  • Post-Wittgensteinian Practical Philosophy
  • Aesthetics
  • Philosophy of Social Sciences 
  • Political Philosophy


Since 2011, I have been hosting a reading seminar on the philosophy of Hegel at the Faculty of Philosophy, which has led to international workshops, conferences, and publications. For the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Sub-Faculty German, I have taught a module on 'German Philosophy – from Luther to Wittgenstein' in 2020. Since then, I have been teaching graduate students for the Oxford Prospects Programme at Regent's Park College.