Susanne Herrmann-Sinai


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'.


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.



‘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' (year 2).