Institut für Philosophie

Institute of Philosophy

The Darmstadt Institute of Philosophy provides research and teaching in the full scope of the field. Our priorities are set in the field of modern philosophy, but we are also working on classical and historical topics. The institute itself is well connected with various national and international cooperations and a lively exchange in research and discourse.

With our three well-cooperating professorships the Institute provides intensive counseling and a non-anonymous atmosphere of working and learning together. Our doors are always open and we are encouraging a well-developed conversation culture which offers opportunities for students to quickly get into contact with each other and the professors

Our subject areas are research-focused and we are involved in current public discussions. Main research fields are: Philosophical theories of the 18th to 20th centuries, history and forms of representation of knowledge, practical philosophy, social philosophy, institutions and power, philosophy of technology, technoscience and new technologies.

Executive Director of the Institute is Prof. Dr. Petra Gehring.