To study Philosophy in Innsbruck:

Department of Christian Philosophy


Institutum Philosophicum Oenipontanum

Head of Department:
Assoz. Prof. Dr. Bruno Niederbacher

Monika Datterl,
Ksenia Scharr

Karl-Rahner-Platz 1
A-6020 Innsbruck

Tel.: +43(0)512-507/8521
Fax: +43(0)512-507/2736


Battisti Benasso Braun Datterl Eibl Dormandy Gasser Goller
Groessl Jaeger Kanzian Kraml Kraus Leibold Loeffler Muck
Niederbacher K Quitterer Runggaldier Paganini Saudek Scharr Spann Wehinger

Welcome to the Homepage of the Department of Philosophy at the Theological Faculty Innsbruck!

We are a lively group of philosophers engaged in a number of fascinating reseach projects. The Department offers competitive graduate and undergraduate programs covering a wide range of fields in core areas of philosophy. Among the special strengths of the Department are classical and modern metaphysics, scholastic philosophy, epistemology, the philosophy of persons and ethics. Additionally, we are among the leading Central European institutions in analytic philosophy of religion.

Learn more about us: Why study philosophy? Information for students



Student staff-member for research and administration (information). Application deadline: 19.09.2014.

We are currently looking for a full professor in Christian Philosophy (requirements and application details). Application deadline: October 29, 2014. If you need more information please contact us.

October 23, 2014: Inaugural lecture of Prof. Christoph Jäger.

January 28, 2015: Aquinas Lectures 2015: Johannes Brachtendorf (Tübingen): Passiones im Mittelalter (Arbeitstitel).

 The publikation by Dipl.-Math. Lukas B. Kraus, BA „Der Begriff des Kontinuums bei Bernard Bolzano“
won the Dr.-Otto-Seibert-Publication-Award.

New article: Anne Sophie Spann: „Persönlichkeit und personale Identität. Zur Fragwürdigkeit eines substanz-theoretischen Vorurteils“, in: Persönlichkeit. Neurowissenschaftliche und neurophilosophische Fragestellungen, hg. von O. Friedrich & M. Zichy, Münster: Mentis, 163-187.

New article: Bruno Niederbacher, The Human Soul: Augustine's Case for Soul-Body Dualism. In: The Cambridge Companion to Augustine, 2nd edition, edited by David Meconi and Eleonore Stump, Cambridge, 2014, 125-141.

New article: Gasser, Georg, Leid: Durch das Dunkel zum Licht? Eleonore Stumps Theodizee-Ansatz in Wandering in Darkness. In: Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie 56(2), 2014, 202–222.

New book: Spann, Anne Sophie; Wehinger, Daniel  (Hrsg.) Vermögen und Handlung. Der dispositionale Realismus und unser Selbstverständnis als Handlende. Münster: Mentis 2014.

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