The DGPhil 2021 announces three different calls:

Call for papers for a section talk
Call for a foto for the foto exhibition
Call for papers for a talk at the VII. Conference for Students and PhD Candidates

Call for papers for a section talk


Section talks will take place in afternoon sessions (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) over the course of the three conference days. They will be selected from submissions to a call for papers through a blind review process. The time slots for section talks will be 35 minutes, with 20 – 25 minutes for the presentation and the remainder for discussion. The sections are divided along historic, systematic and regional dimensions and comprise the following areas of philosophy:

  1. History of philosophy: Ancient philosophy
  2. History of philosophy: Medieval philosophy
  3. History of philosophy: Early modern philosophy
  4. History of philosophy: German idealism
  5. History of philosophy: 19th century
  6. History of philosophy: 20th century
  7. History of analytic philosophy
  8. Applied ethics
  9. Philosophy of artefacts, aesthetics, and philosophy of art
  10. Philosophy of education and didactics of philosophy
  11. Epistemology
  12. Experimental philosophy
  13. Feminist philosophy and philosophy and gender
  14. Philosophy of action
  15. History of women in philosophy
  16. Jewish philosophy
  17. Philosophy of culture
  18. Logic and philosophy of mathematics
  19. Metaethics
  20. Metaphilosophy and methodology
  21. Metaphysics and ontology
  22. Philosophy of media
  23. Philosophy of nature
  24. Normative ethics
  25. Phenomenology
  26. Philosophy of mind
  27. Philosophy of life sciences
  28. Philosophy of social sciences
  29. Philosophy in global perspective:
    a) Philosophy in the Asian world
    b) Philosophy in the Latin American world
    c) Philosophy in the Islamic world
    d) Philosophy in the African world
  30. Philosophical anthropology
  31. Political philosophy
  32. Philosophy of law
  33. Philosophy of religion
  34. Social philosophy
  35. Philosophy of language
  36. Philosophy of technology
  37. Philosophy of animals
  38. Business ethics
  39. Philosophy of economics
  40. Philosophy of science

Abstracts should be prepared for blind review and no more than 1,000 words. The deadline for submission is December 1, 2019.
All people (that includes studends) are invited to submit an abstract!
You can submit one abstract per person (for one of the sections).

Registration and Submission

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to send an e-mail to Béatrice Lienemann or Alexander Dinges:

Please feel free to distribute this call.

Call for a foto for the foto exhibition

Photo Exhibition

On the XXV. congress of philosophy by the DGPhil there will be an additional format to our usual programme: a photo exhibition. Our aim is to provide an alternative frame to discuss philosophical themes, on the one hand by encouraging people to produce philosophical photos and on the other hand to encourage people to talk about them during the congress.

We are looking for photos which express, symbolize, capture, comment on, stage, or process the true, good, and/or the beautiful (or the false, bad and/or the ugly) in an artistic way. You can enter one photo for the photo exhibition.

The deadline for entries is December 1st, 2019. The photos chosen by the organising team will be exhibited in our Café Philo during the congress.

We are looking forward to your entries!

If you have further question, please contact Sanja Dembić at:

Registration and submission

Call for papers for a talk at the VII. Conference for Students and PhD Candidates

VII. Conference for Students and PhD Candidates

In the context of the DGPhil conference 2021 at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) the seventh conference for students and PhD candidates will take place on the 9th of September. This conference aims to provide students and PhD candidates with the opportunity to present their projects, current research, and philosophical ideas. Presentations may be given in English or German and should take 15 – 20 minutes and will be followed by discussion.

Besides this, the workshop will offer talks by experts on common hurdles and hindrances in the course of writing one’s dissertation. The informal atmosphere will allow not only for fruitful philosophical exchange, but also for open discussion of the personal and societal difficulties faced by PhD candidates.

Students and PhD candidates are invited to submit a proposal for a talk by 3rd of January 2020 via ConfTool. Submissions should include a (preliminary) title, an abstract of no more than 350 words (suitable for a 15- to 20-min presentation), and a list of three key-words. Submitted talks may be identical to talks submitted for the main conference. The submissions will be reviewed by students of the Bundesfachschaftentagung Philosophie e.V. (BuFaTa) as well as by the local organizers.

We also welcome students or PhD candidates who do not wish to give a talk to attend the conference. In that case please register via ConfTool by 5th of July 2021.

For inquiries regarding the student congress, please contact Dorothee Bleisch:

Bundesfachschaftentagung Philosophie e.V. (BuFaTa), Alexander Belak, Dorothee Bleisch, Sebastian Schmidt, Konstantin Weber

Registration and submission

Registration and submission

Please submit your contribution via ConfTool.


  • for the section talks and for foto exhibition: December 1th, 2019
  • for the talks at the VII. Conference for Students and PhD Candidates: January 3th, 2020

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