The Department of Philosophy

This page offers an English overview of the Philosophy Department.
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Programs and Degrees

The department offers philosophy courses as part of the university’s teacher education programs on the bachelor and master level, preparing students to be philosophy or ethics teachers at secondary schools and at special schools. In addition, philosophy classes are part of the general education offered to all bachelor students who are studying to become teachers.

We also offer a program leading to a doctorate in philosophy. Furthermore, a habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification) in philosophy can be received at our university.


Prof. Dr. Torsten Hitz (on research sabbatical)
Professor of Philosophy and of Philosophy Education
Head of the Philosophy Department
Research Interests: History of Philosophy, Practical Philosophy, Philosophy Education

Prof. Dr. Georg Zenkert
Professor of Practical Philosophy
Deputy Head of the Philosophy Department
Research Interests: Political Philosophy, Theories of Individualism, Philosophy of Education

Dr. Christian Wilhelm
Advisor of Studies (subject specific)
Research Interests: Ethics, Philosophy Education, Political Philosophy