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The department organizes a host of international conferences and workshops in philosophy, as well as a series of regular events. All welcome!

You will find below a list of our regular events. For the complete list of upcoming events, see the important dates.

The Research Forum

This is the departmental research seminar. It takes place usually on Tuesday during the semester. A lively mix of departmental and guest presentations from across the spectrum in philosophy. A specialty of the Research Forum are the Joint Talks. Twice per semester we join forces with the Economics Colloquium to organize truly P&E seminars. ...more

Wittgenstein Lectures

A highlight of the academic year are the Wittgenstein Lectures, which take place in the summer semester. For a full week philosophy teaching stops and we listen to a leading philosopher. ...more

Max Stirner Lectures

There were Bayreuth philosophers before P&E, including 19th century Anarchist Max Stirner who was born here in 1806. Beginning in summer 2019, the Max Stirner Lectures host leading political philosophers to deliver lectures in an Anarchist spirit (broadly conceived). ...more

Lecture Series ”Women in Philosophy“

The aim of this lecture series is to promote the visibility of women philosophers and celebrate their contribution to the discipline. The lectures also create a friendly space for the public discussion of gender inequality. ...more

DYCODE Lecture Series

We host a lecture series on the theme of Collective Decision-making: Formal Tools and Philosophical Perspectives. This interdisciplinary lecture series features leading experts from political theory, philosophy, economics, and computer science. ...more

Student Research Forum

Studying P&E? Want to present your work? Then attend the Student Research Forum ...more

LSE-Bayreuth Student Philosophy Conference

For the past years student and faculty of two departments meet in early May ...more


The Bayreuth Student Conference in Analytic Philosophy ...more

bayreuther dialoge

Discussing topics of current social relevance ...more

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