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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


Benjamin Kiesewetter takes over the professorship for Practical Philosophy

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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.

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.

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