UCL Philosophy

Mr Thomas Stern

Mr Thomas Stern

Senior Lecturer

Dept of Philosophy

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2009

Research summary

Tom has two main research interests. The first is nineteenth-century German philosophy, especially Nietzsche and Schopenhauer. He is the author of Nietzsche's Ethics and the editor of The New Cambridge Companion to Nietzsche, both forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.

The second is aesthetics, especially the philosophy of theatre. His first book was Philosophy and Theatre (Routledge, 2013). The book examines a series of philosophical questions or concerns which arise in relation to theatre. He also edited The Philosophy of Theatre, Drama and Acting (Rowman and Littlefield International, 2017).

For more information about Tom's research, and to download some of his papers, you can go to his website: http://sterntom.com/

Teaching summary

Tom has taught on a range of topics in analytic and continental philosophy. Recent courses have included: Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Adorno, Plato, Philosophy and Theatre.


University of Cambridge
PhD, Philosophy | 2009
University of Cambridge
M.Phil, Philosophy | 2006
University of Cambridge
BA, Philosophy | 2005


Tom Stern is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and he also teaches on the European and International Social and Political Studies programme at UCL.