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

    Robert Fludd (1619)

Welcome to the homepage of the Philosophy Department!

The Philosophy Department sees itself as a vibrant place for engaged philosophical research and intensive philosophical teaching. If you are interested in our current research, you can find out more at the research page. You can find the links under this box on the right side. If you are starting to study philosophy in Bielefeld next semester or are thinking about doing so, you will find information for first-year students and prospective students in the tab on the right. We are looking forward to meeting you! The Bielefeld Philosophers


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Humanities & Digital?

The Community of Practice "Public Humanities" invites you to a career orientation for students of the humanities.

In cooperation with the Career Service, the CoP Public Humanities is organising a workshop on career prospects for humanities graduates on 23 June. Consultants from IT, publishing, science communication and other sectors will introduce themselves and discuss their career paths with the students. In the practical phase of the workshop, the students can then gain their own insights into the fields of work.

More information about this event can be found here.

11th Bielefeld Fachtag Philosophy, Theme: Argumentation

17. June 2023 in H7 (Hörsaal 7, Main Building)

You can find more information about this event here

To register, please click on the link below:

Benjamin Kiesewetter takes over the professorship for Practical Philosophy

Schwarz-weißes Portrait von Benjamin Kiesewetter
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Dr. Benjamin Kiesewetter (HU Berlin) has accepted the call to the Bielefeld "Professur für Praktische Philosophie" and will succeed Prof. Ralf Stoecker, who will remain with the department as Senior Professor, as of March 1, 2023.

With Dr. Kiesewetter, his ERC project "REASONS F1RST: The Structure of Normativity" moves to the Department of Philosophy. More information about the project can be found here.

The Philosophy Department is pleased to welcome Benjamin Kiesewetter as a colleague in Bielefeld and wishes him all the best for his work here.

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