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Dr Gudrun von Tevenar

Associate Research Fellow

Dr Gudrun von Tevenar came to philosophy late in life and completed her MA and PhD here at Birkbeck College. Her philosophical research interests are the moral philosophies of Kant, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, and German Idealism.


Edited book

  • Nietzsche and Ethics, Peter Lang AG, 2007.
    Contributors: Rebecca Bamford; Thomas Brobjer; Carol Diethe; Ken Gemes; Robert Guay; Edward Harcourt; Herman Siemens; Robin Small; Henry Staten; Gudrun von Tevenar; James Wilson.


  • ‘Schopenhauer and Kant on Menschenliebe’ in The Palgrave Schopenhauer Handbook, Sandra Shapshay [ed], Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
  • Co-authored with Christine Lopes: ‘The Fourth Root and ‘The Miracle par excellence’’ in New Essays on Schopenhauer’s Fourfold Root, Jonathan Head and Dennis Vanden Auweele [eds], Routledge, forthcoming 2017.
  • ‘Kant’s duty of love: Is it Menschenliebe (love of human beings) or Menschheitsliebe (love of humankind)’ Proceedings of the 12th International Kant Congress, Vienna, 2015, forthcoming 2017.
  • 'Zarathustra, that Malicious Dionysian' in The Oxford Handbook on Nietzsche, Ken Gemes and John Richardson [eds], Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • 'Compassion and the Problem of Invisibility in Arendt’s Public Space' in The Politics of Compassion; Mervyn Frost and Michael Ure [eds]; Routledge, 2013.
  • 'Schopenhauer on Sex, Love, and the Emotion' in A Companion on Schopenhauer; Bart Vandenabeele [ed]; Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
  • Study Guide for ‘Continental Philosophy’ [Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche], University of London International Programmes, 2012
  • 'Zarathustra on Freedom' in Before Sunrise: New essays on Thus Spoke Zarathustra, James Luchte [ed] Continuum, 2008.
  • 'Nietzsche's Objections to Pity and Compassion' in Nietzsche and Ethics, Gudrun von Tevenar [ed], Peter Lang AG, 2007.
  • 'Gratitude, Reciprocity, and Need' in American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol 43, No 2, April 2006, pp 181-8.