The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies plays an active role in several university-wide, national, and international research and educational consortiums — in addition to housing the university's Ethics Institute.

The department is home to a broad range of subjects: from Philosophy to Christianity, Islam and other religious and secular traditions. The strong research focus, together with extensive engagement with other disciplines and with the wider society, is further reflected in the high quality of the educational programmes offered by the department.


22 February 2018
This volume unravels the dynamics of taking offense in current politics and aesthetics of cultural representation in Europe and beyond.
13 February 2018
From March onwards, Mauro Bonazzi is appointed professor in ancient and medieval philosophy. His research focuses on Plato and the history of ancient Platonism.
Dr. Stefan Binder
9 February 2018
The award committee selected Stefan Binder’s dissertation, titled 'Total Atheism: Making mental revolutions in South India' as the most original and innovative.


20 March 2018 16:15 - 17:30
Fei Teng looks for reasons from various moral traditions what we are morally obliged to future generations in the context of climate change.
Prof. Boaz Zissu
28 March 2018 16:30 - 17:30
Prof. Boaz Zissu will give a lecture on the archeology of the land of Israel.
18 April 2018 - 20 April 2018
This the final conference of the research programme Evolutionary Ethics (2014-2019). The aim is to present new research on evolution and moral epistemology.