Essay collection to appear

Dienstag, August 20th, 2013 1:56pm

Our forthcoming essay collection „Metaphysics or Modernity?“ will be published in Fall 2013 by Bamberg University Press. The book entails contributions to Bamberg Summer School 2012 and we will provide you with further information as soon as the book is available in all book stores.


Peter van Inwagen – Ontology, Identity and Modality

Dienstag, Juni 18th, 2013 9:43pm

Our next philosophical reading circle will take place July 12th until July 14th 2013 in Lindau im Bodensee. This time, we will discuss the essay collection „Ontology, Identity and Modality“ by the famous American philosopher Peter van Inwagen. Graduate students (which also includes PhD students) in philosophy or related disciplines who are interested in joining in, are most welcome. Please contact us for details via
Update Jul/15/13: Thanks for an exciting weekend and excellent discussions! You find some pictures in our Facebook gallery.

Robert Brandom – Articulating Reasons

Dienstag, März 26th, 2013 12:08am

BrandomFrom April 19th until April 21th 2013 we will meet in Lindau im Bodensee for reading Robert Brandom’s ‚Articulating Reasons‘. If you are interested in joining in, please do not hesitate to contact us via



G.W.F. Hegel – Elements of the Philosophy of Right

Samstag, Januar 12th, 2013 9:56pm

Hegel - Philosophie des RechtsThere are books you cannot avoid when you study philosophy. For sure, one of them is Hegel’s Elements of the Philosophy of Right – for Marx at least the ‘most consequent, richest and last version’ of German political philosophy. Therefore it surely needs no further explanation, why a group of interested graduate students of philosophy (but also of other fields) want to invite you to discuss Hegel’s text together in an informal round. There is hardly anything better than exposing yourself in that way to a philosophical work for a couple of days – and from experience we know that you always return enlightened in some way or another!
We will meet from the 15th to the 17th of February 2013 in an over 300 year old farmers house located on the hills above the beautiful ‘Bodensee’ that will provide plenty of space for us with its 12 beds in 6 rooms and 2 bathrooms. | Read the rest of this entry …

Invitation to apply: Metaphysics or Modernity?

Sonntag, Januar 01st, 2012 11:58pm

Metaphysics or Modernity?The Philosophy Department at the University of Bamberg and the Forum Theoretische Philosophie invite graduate students from all departments to apply for the International Summer School on “Metaphysics or Modernity?”. This event, which will take place from August 6th to 17th 2012, in Bamberg, Germany, shall be an intensive think-tank for young academics who want to discuss the question whether metaphysical inquiry is still relevant in the 21st century. The participants will engage in a vivid debate under the guidance of international experts such as Richard King (University of Glasgow), Jorge Gracia (SUNY Buffalo), Barry Stroud (UC Berkeley) and Saul Kripke (CUNY). Additionally, all participants will be given the opportunity to publish an essay on the topic in an essay collection scheduled to appear with Bamberg University Press in 2013. | Read the rest of this entry …


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