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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 Summer semester 2022!

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.


Bielefeld Colloquium on the Philosophy of Psychiatry

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In the Bielefeld Colloquium on Philosophy of Psychiatry, we discuss classics, recent and own works on the philosophy of psychiatry. We focus on issues within the philosophy of science and conceptual and metaphysical issues.
You can find further information here.

Register now: International Conference on Engaging Ethics and Epistemology in Science (EES 2022)

Registration for the International Conference on Engaging Ethics and Epistemology in Science is now open. EES 2022 will take place on 29-30 September 2022 at Leibnizhaus, Hannover, Germany, and is organised by the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 2073, a cooperation of Leibniz University Hannover and Bielefeld University. The conference focusses on bridging the gap between epistemological and ethical or political approaches as well as theoretical and material approaches to philosophy of science. Please find more information and the registration link at

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