The Institute of Philosophy at the University of Bern is one of the largest philosophy departments in Switzerland. It consists of up to 35 researchers and employees. In addition, the Institute is pleased to be welcoming many world-renowned philosophers each semester, as guests to a considerable number of international workshops, lecture series, and courses organized by the Institute. The Institute of Philosophy is subdivided into three departments, the department for logic and theoretical philosophy, the department for practical philosophy and the department for history of philosophy, which are supported by a shared administrative office.
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News and events
Conference SS17: Thinking about Space and Time
One hundred years after Einsteins groundbreaking General Theory of Relativity, this conference aims at an integrated understanding of how Einstein’s theory of relativity gained momentum. Click for more information.
Lecture Series SS 2017
Programm des Institutskolloquiums und der krino (Philosophische Gesellschaft Bern) Reihe "Fiktionen und virtuelle Realitäten"
Hinterfragt - Der Ethik-Podcast
New Episode | July 2016
Andreas Cassee and Anna Goppel interview philosophers on various topics in ethics and political philosophy.
PLEP Community Website
About the master program Political, Legal, and Economic Philosophy
krino. Philosophical Society Bern
Die krino fördert den philosophischen Austausch und bietet eine Plattform für den freundschaftlichen Streit um das bessere Argument.
Master thesis in the research project:
"Das Überlegungsgleichgewicht: Neukonzeption und Anwendung"
Write your MA thesis in philosophy in the research group (Major in philosophie, philosophy of science, or PLEP).