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  • Department of Philosophy

    The Department of Philosophy understands itself as a lively place for committed philosophical research and intensive philosophical teaching.

    Robert Fludd (1619)

Welcome to the Winter semester 2021/22!

This semester, the Philosophy Department is offering a lot of real life teaching, some hybrid seminars, and select online courses. For details and more information, please see the links in the left and right sidebars of this page. We look forward to meeting you and working with you in the seminar room, be it real or digital. The Bielefeld Philosophers.


Call for Abstracts: International Conference on Engaging Ethics and Epistemology in Science (EES 2022)

The Call for Abstracts for the International Conference on Engaging Ethics and Epistemology in Science (EES 2022) is now open. It will take place on 29-30 September 2022 at Leibnizhaus, Hannover, Germany. Please see the conference website for the Call for Abstracts and more information: Deadline for abstract submission: 5 January 2022.

EES2022 focusses on bridging the gap between epistemological and ethical or political approaches as well as theoretical and material approaches to philosophy of science. The conference will consist of parallel sessions and talks will be approximately 25 minutes + 15 minutes for Q&A. If you have any questions, please contact the organizers at

Online Workshop: Moral Exemplarism

Nov 25./26. 2021

Organized by Michaela Rehm and Ariane Schneck

Keynote speakers:

  • Rüdiger Bittner (Bielefeld)
  • Sabrina Ebbersmeyer (Copenhagen)

Registration is free and open. Please register via E-Mail to receive the Zoom link.

Please find the time schedule and list of speakers here.

Guest Lecture 2021/2022

The talk of Barbara Vetter and Alessandra Tanesini will take place online (zoom). Students and members of the department recieve the login informations via mail. Externals, who want to participate, contact Diana Röthlinger.

For the talk in person, all participants need a 3G certificate.

The abstracts can be found here.

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