• 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.

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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.

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.


Click here to go to the Discord Server of the student council.



Conceptual Engineering: Feasibility & Normativity

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.

More information on the program and registration can be found here.

Covid-19 Pandemic

Information on philosophical studies and teaching

Links and Documents

General Information

Online Satellite Seminar

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Standards of conduct for digital interaction


Zoom User Guide

Call for applications

5 Doctoral Candidates in Ethics of Science and/or Philosophy of Science

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.

For further information and the application guide, please see https://grk2073.org/apply/. Please direct any questions to Ms. Leonie Wiemeyer (leonie.wiemeyer@philos.uni-hannover.de).

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