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.
Spring semester 2022
Spring semester 2022 (German)
New Episode | December 2021
Andreas Cassee and Anna Goppel interview philosophers on various topics in ethics and political philosophy.
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.
Prof. Philip Pettit
Videos of his three lectures on
The Social Nature of Our Mental Life
Five reasons in favor of the Master in Philosophy at the University of Bern
About the master program Political, Legal, and Economic Philosophy
Courses on climate and philosophy
Write your thesis with the research project
How Far Does Reflective Equilibrium Take Us? Investigating the
Power of a Philosophical Method
Reflective equilibrium 51 years after A Theory of Justice
12.–14. May 2022
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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