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.
Fall semester 2022
Fall semester 2022 (German)
Program of the Institutskolloquiums and the krino (Philosophische Gesellschaft Bern)
Five reasons in favor of the Master in Philosophy at the University of Bern
About the master program Political, Legal, and Economic Philosophy
Spring semester 2022
Write your thesis with the research project
How Far Does Reflective Equilibrium Take Us? Investigating the
Power of a Philosophical Method
Hier finden Sie eine fakultätsweite Zusammenstellung von ausgewählten Kursen für das HS 2022
Meta(φ) is a student online journal for philosophy at the University of Bern. The annually published journal entails student essays of all schools of philosophy.
New Episode | March 2022
Andreas Cassee and Anna Goppel interview philosophers on various topics in ethics and political philosophy.
The Anna Tumarkin Lectures in Philosophy present outstanding women philosophers, who present their current work over three consecutive evenings.
This year's guest is Amie Thomasson. She speaks on the topic of
May 2 - 4, 2022
Courses on climate and philosophy
Prof. Philip Pettit
Videos of his three lectures on
The Social Nature of Our Mental Life
The non-profit society aims to combat gender inequality in philosophy. This includes connecting women and their allies to create a support network, educating about issues which impact women in academia, providing career support resources to women as well as providing space to discuss issues that impact women generally.
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