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Welcome to the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Bern.

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.

News and events

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Sabine Hohl
on being awarded an SNF Starting Grant at the Department of Arts, Media and Philosophy at the University of Basel
„Just Parenthood: The Ethics and Politics of Childrearing in the 21st Century“

Rebekka Hufendiek
on starting the Professorship in Philosophy at the Humboldt Center for the Humanities at the University of Ulm

Julie Jebeile
on being awarded an SNF Prima Grant
"Climate Change Adaptation through the Feminist Kaleidoscope — Toward a Feminist Philosophy of Climate Science"

Vera Matarese
on starting a tenure track Assistant Professorship (RTDb) at the University of Perugia