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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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Masterclass 2023: Virtues and Vices of the Mind

31.05. - 02.06.2023

Masterclass with Jason Baehr (Los Angeles, CA)

From 31.05. - 02.06.2023 the Masterclass with Jason Baehr (Los Angeles, CA) will take place.

For further information, programme details and registration (free of charge) please contact Dr. Kinga Golus at:

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
Photo: private

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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