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  • Department of Philosophy

    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.

    Robert Fludd (1619)

Community - also during difficult times

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. You can research the student council via e-mail or our brand-new discord server (link in sidebar).


Cancellation guest lecture on Jun, 2nd. 2021

Unfortunately, the lecture of Bettina Bussmann on Wednesday can not be held.

Job advertisement PostDoc Theoretical Philosophy

A PostDoc position in Theoretical Philosophy is available at the Department of Philosophy, starting October 1st 2021 (full time, position duration 2 years + possibly 1 year). Application deadline is June 24th 2021.

For the job description and how to apply, see here.

The Department's Study Guide

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You can find the study guide of the department here.

Guest Lecture 2021

  • Jun, 2nd. 2021 Bettina Bussmann (Salzburg)
  • Jun, 16th. 2021 Michael Della Rocca (Yale)
  • Jul, 7th 2021 Maria Kronfeldner (CEU)

Please find additional details on the Poster.

Here you can find the abstracts.

All lectures will take place online via zoom (6-8 pm)

Students and members of the department will receive the login information via mail. Externals please contact:

Upcoming Events

25.05.2021 Film Screening of "In Silico"

“A fascinating window into the trouble grandiose research projects and grandiose personalities can generate.” Nature



The philosophy department and the faculty of psychology will host a virtual film screening on 25.05.2021 (18:15-20:45). The movie In Silico is about neuroscientist Henry Markram and his 10-year quest to simulate the human brain on a supercomputer. Afterwards there's a panel discussion and Q&A with director Noah Hutton. For more information and registration click here.


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