UCL Philosophy

Mr Thomas Stern

Mr Thomas Stern

Senior Lecturer

Dept of Philosophy

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2009

Research summary

I have two main areas of interest. The first is nineteenth-century German philosophy, especially Nietzsche and Schopenhauer. My book, Nietzsche's Ethics, and an edited volume, The New Cambridge Companion to Nietzsche, are both forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.

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

For more information about my research, and to download some of my papers, you can go to http://sterntom.com/

Teaching summary

I have 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 Associate Professor of Philosophy and he also teaches on the European and International Social and Political Studies programme at UCL.