Welcome to the website of the Department of Philosophy at Bielefeld University. The Department of Philosophy understands itself as a lively place for committed philosophical research and intensive philosophical teaching.
A university is usually a buzzing place where people meet everywhere, get into a conversation, and make contacts. Things are different at the moment. But we don't have to do without the community! Feel free to use the digital resources available to you to socialize and exchange ideas.
Under the current circumstances, you can still reach the student council as usual. Either via e-mail or, brand new, also via our discord server. Here you have the opportunity to network with your fellow students and to be up-to-date when there is news from us.
From March 10 to 12, an online workshop on Conceptual Engineering will take place at the Philosophy Department, organized by Christian Nimtz and Steffen Koch.
The Research Training Group GRK 2073 “Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research”, a cooperation of Bielefeld University and Leibniz University Hanover, invites applications for positions for
5 Doctoral Candidates (all genders) (salary scale E13 TV-L, 65%)
to start on 1 October 2021. The positions are limited to 30 September 2024. At least two of the positions are expected to be located at Leibniz University Hannover and at least two at Bielefeld University.
Application deadline: 6 May 2021.
Racism, sexism, and other forms of systemic injustice are more than just bad attitudes. In a stratified society, there are mechanisms – including law, policy, culture, technology, and the built environment – that stably position groups hierarchically. But attitudes play a role. How central is that role? In this lecture Haslanger argues that social practices are patterns of interaction guided by social meanings that distribute things of value. In the case of sexist and racist practices, the network of meanings is ideological and is internalized in habits of mind that distort, obscure, and occlude important facts and result in a failure to recognize the interests of women and racialized groups (among others). How do we disrupt such practices to achieve greater justice? This talk will argue that resistance to systemic injustice requires us to do more than just challenge false beliefs; social movements change the material and cultural conditions of agency.
All lectures will take place online via zoom (6-8 pm)
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