Department of Christian Philosophy

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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

Upcoming events

26. - 28.09.2018: International Workshop Substance. A Critical Re-Evaluation in cooperation with Institute of Philosophy of the University of Augsburg and International Society for Formal Ontology.

3.10.2018: Guest lecture Marek Piwowarczyk (Lublin, Poland), Two Models of the Subject-Properties Structure, 18.00 Uhr s.t., Seminarraum VI (Karl-Rahner-Platz 3).

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30.01.2019: Aquinas Lecture 2019

Previous events

Recent publications

New article: Christian Kanzian, „Bottom-up“ versus „top-down“. In: Ontology of Theistic Beliefs. Ed. by Miroslaw Szatkowski. Philosophical Analysis. Berlin / Boston: De Gruyter 2018, S. 63 - 76.

New article: Klaus Viertbauer, „Ist Religion Opak? Zu einer missverständlichen Formulierung von Jürgen Habermas“, in: Cahiers d'Études Germaniques 74 (2018), 37-48.

New article: Simon Kittle, When is an alternative possibility robust? In: European Journal of Philosophy 2018.  Early view. (doi: 10.1111/ejop.12369). 


New book: Marco Benasso, Evolution und Leid als Herausforderung für den Glauben. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler. 

New book: Klaus Viertbauer, Präreflexives Selbstbewusstsein im Diskurs. Freiburg/Br.: Karl Alber.

New article: Klaus Viertbauer, „Befinden wir uns auf dem Weg zu einer säkularen Spiritualität? Eine Einordnung der jüngsten Vorschläge von Ronald Dworkin und Thomas Metzinger“, in: Theologie und Philosophie 93 (2018) 241-256.

New article: Simon Kittle, Some Problems of Heavenly Freedom. In: TheoLogica 2/2 (doi: 10.14428/thl.v2i2.2273).

New article: Katherine Dormandy, Evidence-Seeking as an Expression of Faith. In: American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly online first, published on May 15, 2018, DOI: 10.5840/acpq2018514154.

New article: Christian Kanzian, Temporal Relations as Epiphenomena. In: Miroslaw Szatkowski (Hg.): God, Time, Infinity. Berlin u.a.: De Gruyter (= Philosophische Analyse / Philosophical Analysis, 75), S. 39 - 51.

New article: Claudia Paganini, When Animals Suffer. A Philosophical Challenge. In: Vonach Andreas (Hg.): Ecological challenges: philosophical, theological and spiritual perspectives. Innsbruck: university press 2018, S. 113-118. 

New article: Winfried Löffler, "Multiple Religious Belonging: A Logico-Philosophical Approach", in: C. de Florio / A. Giordani (eds.), From Arithmetic to Metaphysics. A Path through Philosophical Logic. Berlin / Boston: De Gruyter 2018, 241-260. 

New book: Georg Gasser, Ludwig Jaskolla, Thomas Schärtl (ed.): Handbuch der analytischen Theologie. Münster: Aschendorff Verlag.

New article: Georg Gasser, Agent-causation and Its Place in Nature, in: C. de Florio / A. Giordani (eds.), From Arithmetic to Metaphysics. A Path through Philosophical Logic. Berlin / Boston: De Gruyter 2018, 159-178.

New article: Edmund Runggaldier, The Wittgensteinian and the ontological (3-dimensional) reaction to the naturalistic challenge, in: C. de Florio / A. Giordani (eds.), From Arithmetic to Metaphysics. A Path through Philosophical Logic. Berlin / Boston: De Gruyter 2018, 331-340.

New article: Katherine Dormandy, Resolving Religious Disagreements: Evidence and Bias. In: Faith and Philosophy, DOI: 10.5840/faithphil201812697.


Now online:

Claudia Paganini discusses her presentation "Whatsapp to God. Social Media as a pastoral space" at the pastoral care conference in Brixen at the Digital Television of South Tyrol and in Kathpress.

Claudia Paganini at the Science Slam on 6 March 2018 in Treibhaus Innsbruck: Warum christliche Philosophie?

Video of Aquinas Lecture 2018 and official inauguration of the Innsbruck Center for Philosophy of Religion (ICPR) on 31.01.2018 and Kathpress about this event.



Institut für christliche Philosophie

Karl-Rahner-Platz 1
A-6020 Innsbruck

Tel.: +43 512 507-8521
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