Jenny Teichman

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Jenny Teichman
Born1930 (1930)
Died12 September 2018(2018-09-12) (aged 87–88)
Spouse(s)Max Teichmann
Academic background
Academic work
InstitutionsMurray Edwards College, Cambridge
Somerville College, Oxford

Jenny Teichman (1930 – 12 September 2018) was an Australian-British philosopher, writing mostly on ethics. She was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1930 and lived as a child in the artists' colony of Montsalvat.[1] She married the lecturer and political commentator Max Teichmann.[2] She taught mostly at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, formerly known as New Hall, where she became an Emeritus Fellow.[3] She taught for shorter periods in Australia, Canada and the USA. She was research fellow at Somerville College, Oxford from 1957 until 1960.

She died on 12 September 2018.[4]



  • Teichman, Jenny (1974). The mind and the soul : an introduction to the philosophy of mind. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
  • Illegitimacy, Blackwell & Cornell UP 1982
  • Pacifism & the Just War, Blackwell 1986[5]
  • Philosophy & the Mind, Blackwell 1988
  • Philosophy: a Beginners Guide (with Katherine Evans) Blackwell 1991, 1995, 1999 (translations in Polish, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Chinese & Georgian)
  • Social Ethics a Students Guide, Blackwell 1996 (translations in Spanish, Indonesian, Korean & Polish)[3]
  • Ethics and Reality Ashgate, 2001
  • Philosophers' Hobbies and other Essays [27 short papers] illustrated by Michael Jorgensen, Blackjack Press 392 Station Street, Carlton, VIC 3054, Australia 2003.
  • The Philosophy of War & Peace, Imprint Academic, 2006


  • Intention & Intentionality: Essays in Honour of GEM Anscombe (with Cora Diamond) Harvester Press 1979
  • An Introduction to Modern European Philosophy (with Graham White) Macmillan 1995 and 1998

Book reviews[edit]

Date Review article Work(s) reviewed
1995 Teichman, Jenny (October 1995). "Seeing the moral world clearly". Books. Quadrant. 39 (10): 81–82. Gormally, Luke, ed. (1994). Moral truth and moral tradition : essays in honour of Peter Geach and Elizabeth Anscombe. Dublin: Four Courts Press.


  1. ^ Jenny Teichman, Justus Jorgensen: Conversations and a memoir. Black Jack Press, 2005.
  2. ^ D. Dunstan, Intellect of the left frightened the right, The Age 23 Dec 2008.
  3. ^ a b Book Review
  4. ^ In remembrance of Jenny Teichman, Murray Edwards College
  5. ^ Review in New York Times

External links[edit]

J. Teichman, Review of Aurel Kolnai's Sexual Ethics

J. Teichman, 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' (on Peter Singer)