The Department of Philosophy offers a broad and intensive research environment. Philosophical research in Bielefeld concerns all areas of Philosophy, with a focus on current topics in the analytical Philosophy tradition. The Bielefeld research tradition in Philosophy aims for international visibility.
Information on the various research projects can be found on the websites of the individual philosophers teaching and researching here (via 'People'). You can get a first impression of the range of topics dealt with in the explanations under 'The various working groups'.
The Department of Philosophy is one of the leading philosophical institutes in Germany. It combines a broad thematic spectrum with a clear methodological orientation:
In the wider region, the Department of Philosophy cooperates in particular with the locations in Bochum, Hanover, Münster and Osnabrück. Joint colloquia and graduate seminars - with a joint block section - are regularly held with philosophers from Münster and Osnabrück in the area of Theoretical Philosophy.
Bielefeld University is an attractive place for doctorate/Phd studies due to its strong interdisciplinary orientation:
The Department of Philosophy is characterised by a large number of research groups covering a broad spectrum of philosophical disciplines. These various research groups include, among others, the areas of Theoretical Philosophy, Practical Philosophy, Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Science, Didactics of Philosophy as well as the History of Philosophy.
For detailed information on the individual research groups of the department, please click here.
Here you can find information about all visiting scholars who have visited the department since 2012.
|Justin Biddle||Georgia Institute of Technology||April 2023 - July 2023|
|Milos Arsenijevic||University of Belgrade||October 2019 - December 2019|
|Milos Vuletic||University of Belgrade||October 2019 - December 2019|
|Aleksander Ostapiuk||Wroclaw University of Economics||November 2019|
|Sebastian Rand||Georgia State University||January 2019 - July 2019|
|Martin Fricke||Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México||October 2019 - September 2019|
|Juhani Yli-Vakkuri||University of Tartu||July 2017 - August 2018|
|Zaiqing Fang||Chinese Academy of Science Beijing||May 2016 - July 2016
Oktober 2018 - Dezember 2018
|Justin Biddle||Georgia Institute of Technology||May 2015 - July 2015|
|Veronika Hofer||Medizinische Universität Wien und University of South Carolina||
May 2014 - July 2014
October 2014 - Juni 2016 Vertretung Prof. Reinhardt
|Michael Stöltzner||University of South Carolina||May 2014 - July 2014|
|Eran Tal||University of Toronto||September 2012 - June 2014|
|Hans Radder||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam||October 2012 - November 2013|
|Kenneth Westphal||University of East Anglia||October 2012 - September 2013|
|Brandon Look||University of Kentucky||October 2012 - July 2013|
|Giora Hon||University of Haifa||August 2013|
|Ruth Lorand||University of Haifa||August 2013|
|Heather Douglas||University of Waterloo||May - June 2013|
|Lisa Gannett||Saint Mary's University||April - May 2012|
|Yuriditzi Pascacio||Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico||February 2012 - January 2013|