Department of Christian Philosophy


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

Upcoming events

07.03.2018: Guest lecture of Kathrin Koslicki (Univ. of Alberta), Towards a Hylomorphic Solution to the Grounding Problem, 18:00, SR VI (Karl-Rahner-Platz 3).

21.03.2018: Guest lecture of Catherine Z. Elgin (Harvard University), 18:00, SR VI (Karl-Rahner-Platz 3).

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22. - 23.03.2018: International Book Symposium with Catherine Z. Elgin, True Enough?, Dekanatssitzungssaal, Karl-Rahner-Platz 1, 1st floor.

16.05.2018: Guest lecture of Jeroen de Ridder (Virje Unversiteit Amsterdam), 18:00, SR VI (Karl-Rahner-Platz 3).

06.06.2018: Guest lecture of Evan Sandsmark (University of Virginia), 18:00, SR VI (Karl-Rahner-Platz 3).

20.06.2018: Guest lecture of Antonella Corradini (Mailand), 18:00, SR VI (Karl-Rahner-Platz 3).

27.06.2018: Guest lecture of Natalja Deng (Seoul), 18:00, SR VI (Karl-Rahner-Platz 3).

Previous events

Recent publications

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

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

New article: Georg GasserHolm Tetens on the Moral-Existential Argument for Theism: Reasonable Hope and Wishful Thinking. In: Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie 59 (4): 495-513 (2017); DOI:  10.1515/nzsth-2017-0029

New article: Bruno Niederbacher, How can Spiritual Consolation be an Indicator of God's Will? Remarks on the Cognitive Role of Spiritual Emotions. In: Gregorianum 98/4 (2017), 813-828.

New article: Georg Gasser: Simple subjects, the first-person-perspective and persistence. In: Valerio Buonomo (ed.), The Persistence of Persons. Studies in the metaphysics of personal identity over time, Neunkirchen-Seelscheid: Editiones Scholasticae 2018, pp. 91-114.

New article: Christian Kanzian, Personal capacities – Persons – Personal identity. In: Valerio Buonomo (ed.), The Persistence of Persons. Studies in the metaphysics of personal identity over time, Neunkirchen-Seelscheid: Editiones Scholasticae 2017, 55-77.

New article: Georg Gasser, Johannes Grössl, Analytisches Denken im Dialog. Eine philosophisch-theologische Reflexion auf das Gebet. Religionsunterricht heute 2/2017, 13-17.

New book: Klaus Viertbauer, F. Gruber (Ed.). Habermas und die Religion. Darmstadt: WBG 2017.

New article: Katherine Dormandy, Epistemic Authority: Preemption or Proper Basing? Erkenntnis 2017, DOI 10.1007/s10670-017-9913-3.

New article: Christoph Jäger, Religious experience and the probability of theism: comments on Swinburne. Religious Studies  53 (2017): 353-370, DOI 10.1017/S0034412517000191, with a reply by R. Swinburne, ebd. 403-418.

New article: Simon Kittle, Robustness and up-to-us-ness.  Disputatio 9 (44): 35-57.

New article: Bruno Niederbacher, Antonella Corradini, Giuliana Mancuso: Introduction: Ethics with Ontology. A Debate on Ethical Non-naturalism. In: Topoi (2017) DOI 10.1007/s11245-017-9496-2.

New article: Christian Kanzian, „Ereignisse“ (152-157); Winfried Löffler, "Die Attribute Gottes" (201-207) / "Die Existenz Gottes" (208-213), in: Markus Schrenk (ed.), Handbuch Metaphysik. Stuttgart: Metzler 2017.

New book: Hans Goller: Das Rätsel Seele: Was sagt uns die Wissenschaft? Kevelaer: Butzon & Bercker, to be released September 2017.

New book: Klaus Viertbauer, Thomas Hanke (Hg.): Subjektivität denken. Anerkennungstheorie und Bewusstseinsanalyse (Blaue Reihe), Hamburg: Meiner.

New book: Klaus ViertbauerGott am Grund des Bewusstseins? Skizzen einer präreflexiven Interpretation von Kierkegaards Selbst. Mit einem Geleitwort von Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Manfred Frank (ratio fidei 61). Regensburg: Friedrich Pustet. 

Now online:

Kathpress about the official inauguration of the Innsbruck Center for Philosophy of Religion (ICPR) on 31.01.2018.

Inaugural lecture of Christian Tapp on October 19, 2016 "Christliche Philosophie" - ein hölzernes Eisen?

Video of Aquinas Lecture 2016: Unzulängliches Philosophieren und Philosophie des Unzulänglichen. Abschiedsvorlesung von Hans Kraml.


 

Contact:
Institut für christliche Philosophie

Karl-Rahner-Platz 1
A-6020 Innsbruck

Tel.: +43 512 507-8521
Fax: +43 512 507-2736
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