Guest talk winter semester 2019–20

Professor Dr. Frédéric Seyler (DePaul University)
9 December 2019, 5:30 pm
Title: “Democracy and Religion in Michel Henry's Phenomenology”
Room: Black Box, MSH, ground floor
Everybody welcome, free admission!

Details and poster: Guest talk winter semester 2019-20



ENN annual meeting

The institute will host the annual meeting of the European Normativity Network

5 - 6 December 2019 (each day 9:30 - 18:00)
Gunnar Björnsson
Robert Cowan
Frank Hofmann
Susanne Mantel
Sara Packalén
Christian Piller
Eva Schmidt
Jose Zalabardo

Organizer: Frank Hofmann



Workshop for doctoral students: "Concept and Intuition in Kant and Hegel"

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Heidemann & Sven Seidenthal
26-27 November 2019, 12:45
Room: MSA 3.120, Campus Belval

Program and poster: Concept and Intuition in Kant and Hegel



Guest talk winter semester 2019–20

Professor Dr. Markus Kohl (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
25 November 2019, 5:30 pm
Title: "Kant's Genealogical Anxiety"
Room: MSA 3.110, Campus Belval
Everybody welcome, free admission!



Journée de la Philosophie

22 novembre 2019, 13:30
MSA 3.350, Belval

Program and invitation: Journée de la Philosophie



Guest talk winter semester 2019-20

Dr. Karina Vold (University of Cambridge)
4 November 2019, 5:30 pm
Title: "AI extenders: how AI can augment human cognition"
Room: Black Box, MSH, ground floor.
Everybody welcome, free admission!

Details and poster: Vold - "AI extenders" [Guest Talk]



Guest talk summer semester 2019

Gregor M. Hörzer (Institute of Cognitive Science, Osnabrück University, Germany)
27 May, 2019, 5:30 pm
Title: "Physicalism and Panpsychism: Friends or Foes?"
Room: Black Box, MSH, ground floor, Campus Belval.
Everybody welcome, free admission!

Details and abstract:




Workshop Error theory and what's next, 7-8 Dec 2018

Location: Campus Belval, MSH, room 0.205, ground floor
7 Dec: 9:30-18:00, 8 Dec: 9:30-17:00


Vuko Andric
Jessica Isserow
Sebastian Köhler
Christopher Lamothe
Don Loeb
Jonas Olson
Bart Streumer
Christine Tiefensee
Frank Hofmann

Organizer: Christopher Lamothe, Frank Hofmann.
Free admission.



Guest talk winter semester 2018-19

Prof. Pascal Engel (EHESS, CRAL, CNRS Paris)
19 Nov, 2018, 5:30 pm
Title: "Against neo-pragmatist theories of belief"
Room: Black Box, MSH, ground floor, Campus Belval.
Everybody welcome, free admission! 

Abstract: Various authors have recently defended a version of pragmatism about belief. This is not the classical pragmatist view that belief is a disposition to act, but the view that evidential and practical reasons for belief carry equal weight and that belief is essentially individuated by its role in practical reasoning. I examine their arguments, and argue that they fail to show that epistemic reasons for belief have no privilege.



Guest talk winter semester 2018–19

Professor Dr. Andree Hahmann (University of Pennsylvania)
10 Dec. 2018, 5:30 pm
Title: „Schiller and the End of the World as We Know it”
Room: tba
Everybody welcome, free admission!



Conference Kant’s Concepts of Metaphysics: Aprioristic and Non-Aprioristic?

Time: 26–27 November 2018

Poster with Schedule


Brigitte Falkenburg (TU Dortmund)
Bernd Ludwig (Universität Göttingen)
Kristina Engelhard (TU Dortmund)
Marcus Willaschek (University of Frankfurt)
John Callanan (King’s College London)
Ansgar Seide (University of Münster/University of Hannover)
Andrew Chignell (Princeton University)
Anton Friedrich Koch (Universität Heidelberg)
Sabrina Bauer (University of Heidelberg)

Conference Venue:

University of Luxembourg
Building: MSA
Room: 3.120 

Contact and Registration: Katalin Turai (

Organizers: Dietmar Heidemann, Kristina Engelhard



Guest talk summer semester 2018

Prof. Thomas Grundmann (University of Cologne, Germany)
22 May, 2018, 5:30 pm
Title: tba
Room: Black Box, MSH, ground floor, Campus Belval.
Everybody welcome, free admission!



Workshop Epistemic Normativity: Its Shape And Nature, March 23-24, 2018

Location: Campus Belval, University of Luxembourg, MSH, room 0.207 (ground floor)
(9.30 am – 6 pm, 23 and 24 March)

Anthony Booth
Davide Fassio
Frank Hofmann
John Gibbons
Paul Noordhof
Christian Piller
Eva Schmidt
Ema Sullivan-Bissett
Daniel Whiting

Organizers: Christian Piller, Frank Hofmann
Free admission, please register:



Guest talk winter semester 2017-18

Professor Christian Piller (University of York, UK; guest professor at the UL, FNR intermobility project ENCODE)
6 Nov., 2017, 6:00 (sic!) pm.
Title: "Should goods sometimes be distributed by lotteries?"
Everybody welcome, free admission!



Conference Kant and the Non-Existence of Things-in-themselves

Time: 17–18 October

Poster with Schedule


Guido Kreis (Aarhus University)
Lars Lodberg (Aarhus University)
Arnauld Pelletier (Universityé Libre de Bruxelles
Cord Friebe (University of Bonn)
Christian Onof (University of London, Birbeck)
Henny Blomme (KU Leuven)
Dietmar Heidemann (University of Luxembourg)
Sabrina Bauer (Universities of Heidelberg/Luxembourg)
Jacob Kristensen (University of Aarhus)
Joe Saunders (University of Leeds)

Conference Vernue:

University of Luxembourg
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-Belval
Building: MSH
Room: BlackBox 

Program: tba

Contact and Registration: Katalin Turai (

Organizers: Dietmar Heidemann, Katalin Turai



Conference “Jonathan Dancy on Reasons and Reasoning”

The Third Saar-Lux Joint Conference on Reasons and Rationality
jointly organized by the Department of Philosophy of the Saarland University, Saarbruecken,
and the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Luxembourg
6-8 July, 2017

Keynote speaker: Jonathan Dancy

Time schedule:
Thursday, 6 July
10.30-11.50  Susanne Mantel, “Reasoning about reasons“
lunch break
13.00-14.20  Daniel Whiting, “Epistemic worth”
14.40-16.00  Jonathan Dancy, “Three for the price of two: an intellectual trajectory”
coffee break
16.30-17.50  Anne Meylan, “Virtue epistemology. Metaphysical implications”

Friday, 7 July
09.30-10.50  Frank Hofmann, “Comparing belief and action”
11.00-12.20  Sebastian Rödl, “The logical character of knowledge of reasons”
lunch break
14.00-15.20  Clayton Littlejohn, “Reasons and their grain”
15.30-16.50  Andreas Müller, “Dancy on the primacy of the practical”
coffee break
17.10-18.30  Chris Ranalli, “Disjunctivism and epistemic reasons”
conference dinner, 19.30, at Café Kostbar

Saturday, 8 July
09.30-10.50  Jonathan Dancy, “Instrumental reasons”
coffee break
11.15-12.35  Eva Schmidt, “Epistemic vs. practical reasons – what’s the difference?”

Location: Computer Science building E1.1, R. 407, Saarland University, Saarbruecken
Everybody welcome! Please register (no fees):
Organizers: Eva Schmidt, Susanne Mantel, Frank Hofmann



Workshop Free Will and the Ability to Do Otherwise (FADO), June 16-17, 2017

Location: Campus Belval, University of Luxembourg, MSH
Maria Alvarez (King's College London)
Christopher Evan Franklin (Grove City College)
Christian List (London School of Economics)
Peter Schulte (Universität Bielefeld)
David Shoemaker (Tulane University)
Kadri Vihvelin (University of Southern California)
Christian Loew (University of Luxembourg)
Frank Hofmann (University of Luxembourg)

Organizers: Christian Loew, Frank Hofmann

Friday, 16 June
9.30-11.00: Kadri Vihvelin (University of Southern California), “Trying, Succeeding, and What We are Able to Do”
11.15-12.45: Christopher Franklin (Grove City College), “There Are No Actual-sequence Accounts of Moral Responsibility.”
14.30-16.00: Maria Alvarez (King's College London), “The Relationship between Free Will and Rational Choice”  
16.15-17.45: Frank Hofmann (University of Luxembourg), “Free Will, Trying, and the Ability Regress”

Saturday, 17 June
9.30-11.00: Christian List (London School of Economics), “Free Will as a Higher-Level Phenomenon”
11.15-12.45: Christian Loew (University of Luxembourg), “Defending Dispositional Abilities”
14.30-16.00: Peter Schulte (Universität Bielefeld), “Yes, we can - but does it matter?”
16.15-17.45: David Shoemaker (Tulane University), “Cruel Jokes & Normative Competence”

Aims and Scope
A natural idea is that freedom presupposes the ability to do otherwise. The aim of this workshop is to clarify this idea and examine its viability. Does freedom sometimes or always presuppose the ability to do otherwise? How should we understand this ability? Should it be characterized, for example, in terms of two-way powers, clusters of dispositions, or agential possibilities? And are the ability to do otherwise and the opportunity to exercise it compatible with likely candidates for the causal and nomic structure of the actual world?
Registration is free. Please send a short email to by June 1st.


Guest talk summer semester 2017

Professor Dr. Jochen Bojanowski (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champign)
22 May 2017, 5.30 pm, MSH, 2nd. Floor, LISER lecture hall
Title: Does Desert Trump Equality?



Guest talk summer semester 2017

Dr. Paulina Sliwa (University of Cambridge, UK)
8. Mai 2017, 6.30 pm, Black Box, MSH, Campus Belval
Title: tba.



Colloque: L’Europe et la Réforme: Histoire, société et politique

Konferenz:Europa und die Reformation: Geschichte, Gesellschaft und Politik

25-26 avril/April 2017

Lieu/Ort: Institut Pierre Werner (à/in l’Abbaye de Neumünster)
28, rue Münster / L-2160 Luxembourg



Organisation/Organization: Institute of Philosophy of University of Luxembourg et/und Institut Pierre Werner.
Contact: Lukas Sosoe (, Henning Marmulla (, Deven Burks (


André Birmelé (Strasbourg)
Bernard Bourdin (Institut Catholique de Paris)
Norbert Campagna (Luxembourg)
Danielle Cohen-Levinas (Paris IV, Sorbonne)
Chris Doude van Troostwijk (Luxembourg School of Religion and Society)
Sébastien Fath (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris)
Beat Föllmi (Strasbourg)
Gilles Gourbin (Lorraine, Luxembourg)
Otfried Höffe (Tübingen)
Guy Kirsch (Fribourg)
Robert Legros (Caen)
Catherine Maire (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris)
Peter Marshall (Warwick)
Serge Mboukou (LHAC, Nancy)
Lukas Sosoe (Luxembourg)



Colloque: Kant et les penseurs de la langue anglaise

20–22 avril 2017

Lieu: Campus Limpertsberg, Bâtiment des Sciences, 0.01



Co-organisé par l’Institut de philosophie de l’Université du Luxembourg et la Société d’Etudes Kantiennes de Langue Française.
Comité scientifique: Sophie Grapotte (Paris), Mai Lequan (Lyon)
Comité d’organisation: Lukas Sosoe (Luxembourg), Deven Burks (Luxembourg)


Deven Burks (Luxembourg)
Monique Castillo (Paris)
Jean Ferrari (Dijon)
Brigitte Geonget (Bordeaux)
Sophie Grapotte (Paris)
Dietmar Heidemann (Luxembourg)
Dimitri Lang (Athènes)
Elisabeth Lefort (Luxembourg)
Mai Lequan (Lyon)
Danielle Lories (Louvain)
Claude Piché (Montréal)
Tinca Prunea-Bretonnet (Bucarest)
Ingeborg Schüssel (Lausanne)
Gerhard Seel (Bern)
Lukas Sosoe (Luxembourg)
Robert Theis (Luxembourg)



Guest talk winter semester 2016-17

Professor Dr. Paul Ziche (University of Utrecht)
19. Dezember, 5:30 pm, Black Box, MSH, Campus Belval
Title: “Higher empiricism” and “higher realism” in Schelling



Joint International Conference on Rational Capacities, 14-16 Nov. 2016

Co-organized by the Institute of Philosophy, University of Luxembourg, and the Department of Philosophy, Saarland University.


Rebekka Gersbach
Alex Gregory
Frank Hofmann
Christoph Kelp
Daniel Löwenstein
Susanne Mantel
Thomas Pink
Eva Schmidt
Daniel Star
Barbara Vetter

Venue: Campus Belval, Esch-Belval, Luxembourg

Organizers: Susanne Mantel (Saarland University), Eva Schmidt (Saarland University), Frank Hofmann (University of Luxembourg



Guest talk winter semester 2016-17

Prof. Uriah Kriegel (Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris)
17 Oct. 2016, 5.30 pm, Black Box, MSH, Campus Belval
Title: "Distinguishing thought and perception - informatively"



Guest talk winter semester 2016-17

Prof. Adrian Pabst (University of Kent)
10 Oct. 2016, 5.30 pm, room 2.160, MSA, Campus Belval
Title: "Virtue, post-liberalism and the future of Western politics"



Workshop Perception and Evidence, 10-11 June 2016

Location: Campus Belval, University of Luxembourg, MSH, 1st floor, Seminar Room 1

Craig French
Harmen Ghijsen
Frank Hofmann
Clayton Littlejohn
Roberta Locatelli
Indrek Reiland
Chris Tucker

Organizer: Andy Orlando, Frank Hofmann



Symposium Luhmann : Problèmes épistémologiques de la théorie des systèmes.

26.05.2016 : Salle 4.150 MSA27 et 28.05.2016 : Black Box, MSH
Campus Belval

Please contact and for more information.

Programme.pdf 2,18 MB



Guest Lecture summer semester 2016

Prof. Stephen Buckle
23 May, 2016, 5:30 pm, MSH, Black Box
Title: "Hume's intellectual trajectory"
Everybody welcome!



Workshop Consciousness as a Source of Knowledge, 11-12 May, 2016


Elijah Chudnoff
Arnaud Dewalque
Frank Hofmann
Gianfranco Soldati
Amanda Taylor-Aiken
Emile Thalabard
Campus Belval, Luxembourg, Black Box
Organizer: Frank Hofmann



Guest Lecture summer semester 2016

Prof. Francis Cheneval (University of Zurich, CH)
9 May, 2016, 5:30 pm, MSH, Black Box
Title: "What is demoicracy?"
Everybody welcome!



Journée d’études : Inégalités et Conflictualités

En partenariat avec l’Université de Lorraine

Le 20 Avril 2016
MSA Auditoire 3.350
Avec la participation de : Alain Renaut, Marie-Pauline Chartron, Etienne Brown, Geoffroy Lauvau

Poster - Journée d'Etudes commune



Guest Lecture summer semester 2016

Prof. Peter Graham (UC Riverside)
18 April, 2016, 5:30 pm, MSH, Black Box
Title: "Childhood testimony: against reductionism about testimonial warrant"
Everybody welcome!



Joint International Conference on The Normativity of Attitudes, 3-5 Dec. 2015

Co-organized by the Department of Philosophy, Saarland University (Germany) and the Institute of Philosophy, University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg).


Maria Alvarez (London)
Anna-Maria Eder (Duisburg-Essen)
Frank Hofmann (Luxembourg)
John Hyman (Oxford)
Susanne Mantel (Saarbrücken)
Ram Neta (Chapel Hill)
Jonas Olson (Stockholm)
Eva Schmidt (Saarbrücken)
John Skorupski (St. Andrews)
Kurs Sylvan (Southampton)

Venue: Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, building E 1.1, room 407.

Organizers: Susanne Mantel (Saarland University), Eva Schmidt (Saarland Universit), Frank Hofmann (University of Luxembourg)





Guest Lecture by Prof. Jens Timmermann, St. Andrews/Luxembourg:“The Law and the Good: Kant’s Paradox of Method”

14 December 2015, 17:30, MSH, Black Box


Workshop "New work on concepts", 23-24 Nov 2012

Program: Discussion of some recent approaches to central problems in the theory of concepts: (Neo-)Fregean and anti-Fregean semantics for concepts, the distinction between conceptual and non-conceptual representation, concepts and mental representations, and the everlasting theme of sameness and identity representation. (Workshop language: English.)


Frank Hofmann (Luxembourg)
Christian Nimtz (Bielefeld)
Eva Schmidt (Saarbrücken)
Peter Schulte (Bielefeld)
Mark Textor (London)
Han Wezenberg (Berlin/Luxembourg)

Program in detail:

Organizer: Frank Hofmann, Luxembourg.




1. Luxemburger Tag der Philosophie: Die Philosophie und die Herausforderungen des 21. Jahrhunderts, 16. November 2012, Centre Prince Henri, Walferdange, 9h30-17h00

Organisiert vom Fachbereich Philosophie der Universität Luxemburg in Zusammenarbeit mit der Commission Nationale pour les Programmes de Philosophie und der Gemeinde Walferdange; Kontakt: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Heidemann,

Table Ronde zum Thema «La justice sociale et la participation politique face à la crise économique»

Grand Chapiteau, Walfer Bicherdéeg, Complexe Omnisports, Walferdange

Weitere Informationen:

Programm Tag der Philosophie:

Einladung Table Ronde:


Workshop in metaphysics at the University of Luxembourg, 26-27 Oct 2012:

„Structuralism about fundamental reality and natural modality“

Stephen Barker (University of Nottingham)
Angelo Cei (University of Leeds)
Michael Esfeld (Université de Lausanne)
Frank Hofmann (University of Luxembourg)
Siegfried Jaag (University of Luxembourg)
Matthew Tugby (University of Birmingham)

Detailed program:

Organizers: Siegfried Jaag, Luxembourg; Frank Hofmann, Luxembourg.



Organisation: Professor Dr. Dietmar H. Heidemann


International Conference 12-14 June 2012: "Intuition and evidence - naturalistic or anti-naturalistic?"

Co-organized by

  •  the department of philosophy, University of Luxembourg
  •  the department of philosophy, Universität des Saarlandes
  •  the Laboratoire d'Histoire des Sciences et de Philosophie - Archives Henri Poincaré, Nancy

Location: MSH Lorraine, Campus of the University of Lorraine, Nancy

Detailed program:



WORKSHOP 21-22 May 2012: "Self-Knowledge in Kant"with Patricia Kitcher (Columbia University, New York)


To download Kitcher's papers click here:

Organizer: Professor Dr. Dietmar Heidemann


WORKSHOP 18-19 Jan 2012: “Selbstrepräsentation und räumliche Kognition” / “Self-representation and spatial cognition”

18. Jan. 2012

14:30-15:50 Ansgar Beckermann (Bielefeld)
„Selbstbewusstsein in kognitiven Systemen“
16:10-17:30 Ferdinand Pöhlmann (Tübingen)
„Zu Beckermanns Theorie des Selbstbewusstseins”

19. Jan. 2012

09:30-10:50 Mark May (Hamburg)
„Mechanismen räumlicher Perspektivenwechsel und
11:10-12:30 Hanspeter Mallot (Tübingen)
„Die kognitive Konstruktion des Raumes“
14:30-15:50 Wolfgang Röhrich (Tübingen)
„Ein Experiment zur Beeinflussung der Selbsterkennung”
16:10-17:30 Frank Hofmann (Luxembourg)
„Selbstrepräsentation und ihre ‚Ursprünge’”

Organisation: Prof. Dr. Frank Hofmann (University of Luxembourg)


Colloque international: Niklas Luhmann et la théorie du droit – Das Recht der Gesellschaft / Law as a Social System.

17-19 novembre 2011

Organisation: Prof. Dr. Lukas Sosoe (Université du Luxembourg) et Esteban Kaipl (Université du Luxembourg/Université de Paris 4 - Sorbonne)

Lieu du colloque: Université du Luxembourg, Campus Limpertsberg, Bâtiment des Sciences, Salle 001

Pour le programme du colloque v.: Colloque International Luhmann


Talk 5 Dec 2011: "John Stuart Mill and the Transformations of Liberal Individualism"

Professor Dr. Catherine Audard (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)


Talk 28 Nov 2011: "Kant and Hume contra Materialism"

Dr. Falk Wunderlich (University of Mainz, Germany)


Talk 31 Oct 2011, 5:30 pm: "The significance of self-knowledge"

Prof. Dr. Quassim Cassam (Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, UK)

Cassam Talk


10 e  Congrès international de la Société d’Etudes Kantiennes de Langue Française

à l’Université du Luxembourg, 5-8 octobre 2011


Kant : Théologie et religion

Organisateur : Robert Theis (Université du Luxembourg)

Comité scientifique : Jean Ferrari, Sophie Grapotte, Dietmar Heidemann, Luc Langlois, Mai Lequan, François Marty,  Evanghelos Moutsopoulos, Claude Piché, Margit Ruffing, Ingeborg Schüssler, Gerhard Seel, Riccardo Terra.

Conférences plénières : ont accepté de présenter une conférence plénière : Jean Ferrari (Université de Bourgogne), Giovanni Ferretti (Università di Macerata), Laurent Gallois (Centre Sèvres, Paris), Günter Zöller (Université de Munich)

Le 10 e  Congrès de la Société d’Etudes Kantiennes de Langue Française (SEKLF) sera organisé par l’Université du Luxembourg et aura lieu dans les locaux du Centre culturel de l’Abbaye Neumunster (Luxembourg-Grund). Ses travaux porteront sur le binôme « théologie et religion » dans la pensée kantienne. Il s’agira d’étudier les problématiques inhérentes à chacun de ces concepts dans une perspective génétique et systématique, à les situer dans les contextes historiques de leur émergence (p.ex. Wolff, Baumgarten, Eberhard…) et dans leur réception immédiate voire lointaine.

Des axes à prendre en compte sont la discussion des preuves de l’existence de Dieu, le statut du discours théologique dans la pensée critique, le rapport entre la théologie de la Critique de la raison pure et la religion de la raison, le lieu et la signification du religieux dans la pensée éthique de Kant, les questions relatives à l’herméneutique du christianisme dans la Religion dans les limites de la simple raison , religion et politique…

V. également: SEKLF


Workshop „Fundamental Properties“ – a workshop on the metaphysics of fundamental properties

30. Sept. – 2. Okt. 2011, Universität Luxemburg, Department für Philosophie

Organisation: Prof. Frank Hofmann,

Fr, 30.9.

14.30 - 15.50   Markus Schrenk, „Two arguments against Quiddities“

16.10 - 17.30   Peter Schulte, „Can properties be grounded in things?“

Sa, 1.10.

 9.30 – 10.50     Kristina Engelhard, „Was sind und wozu brauchen wir fundamentale Eigenschaften“

11.10 – 12.30    Siegfried Jaag, „Von natürlichen Eigenschaften zu natürlichen Funktionen“

14.30 – 15.50    Frank Hofmann, „Auf der Suche nach einem nomologischen Stukturalismus“

16.10 – 17.30    Andreas Hüttemann, „Dipositionen, Gesetze, Modalität“

So, 2.10.

9.30 – 10.50      Barbara Vetter, „Fundamentale Dispositionen“

11.10 – 12.30    Ralf Busse, „Thesen über Existenz, Essenz und die Ordnung der Welt“

12.30 – 13.00    Abschlussdiskussion


Introspective Self-Knowledge

An international workshop on how we know our minds

10 – 11 June, 2001, Campus Walferdange, Building X, room 34, 1. floor


10 June:

09:30-10:50  Brie Gertler, „Defending introspectionism“

11:10-12:30  Joseph Levine, “Having an object in mind”

14:30-15:50  Frank Hofmann, “Self-knowledge and transparency. How to know one’s mind by pointing to the world”

16:10-16:50  Gianfranco Soldati, “Self-knowledge and rational unity”

11 June:

09:30-10:50  Manfred Frank, „How to self-alientate core-subjectivity“

11:10-12:30  Galen Strawson, “Self-luminosity”

14:30-15:50  Charles Siewert, “A phenomenology of introspection”

16:10-16:50  Michelle Montague, “Awareness and perceptual experience”

Organization: Prof. Frank Hofmann

Poster download:


Intuition. Ihre Rolle in Philosophie, Wissenschaft und Alltag

7.-8. April 2011, Campus Walferdange, Gebäude VI, Raum 111

Mit Vorträgen von Elke Brendel, Thomas Grundmann, Frank Hofmann, Jens Kipper, Achim Lohmar, Richard Schantz, Mark Siebel


Organisation: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Heidemann


Primitive normativity.

A workshop with Hannah Ginsborg (UC Berkeley)

19-20 May 2011, Campus Walferdange, Building X, Room 2.33/1.33


Ginsborg papers download:

Organization: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Heidemann


Glaube und Vernunft in der Philosophie der Neuzeit – Symposion für ROBERT THEIS

Foi et raison dans la philosophie moderne – Colloque pour ROBERT THEIS

27.-29.01.2011/du 27 au 29 janvier 2011, Université du Luxembourg, Campus Limpertsberg, Bâtiment des Sciences, salle 0.01, 162a, avenue de la Faïencerie, L-1511 Luxembourg

Organisation: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Heidemann zusammen mit/avec Raoul Weicker

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung des – Avec le soutien du: Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg

Vorträge von/Conférences de:

Alexander Aichele (Halle), Norbert Campagna (Luxembourg), Jean Ferrari (Dijon), Sophie Grapotte (Dijon), Dietmar Heidemann (Luxembourg), Norbert Hinske (Trier), Jochim Kopper (Mainz), Lothar Kreimendahl (Mannheim), Anselm Müller (Keimyung, Südkorea/Corée du Sud), Claude Piché (Montréal), Ingeborg Schüßler (Lausanne), Lukas Sosoe (Luxembourg), Katja Stoppenbrink (Luxembourg), Raoul Weicker (Luxembourg), Günter Zöller (München)



Conférence publique de Denis FISETTE (Professeur à l'Université du Québec à Montréal)

« Franz Brentano à Vienne. Remarques sur l’historiographie de la philosophie en Autriche»

Mardi 14 décembre 2010


Quelle est la place qui revient à Franz Brentano dans l’histoire de la philosophie en Autriche au tournant du vingtième siècle? La plupart des études qui se sont penchées sur cette question appartiennent à des historiens de la philosophie du Cercle de Vienne qui voient dans Brentano et ses étudiants une des étapes importantes dans le développement de la philosophie autrichienne. Tout en reconnaissant la contribution majeure de ces études à l’historiographie de la philosophie en Autriche, on peut estimer qu’elles ont négligé pour la plupart le rôle des institutions dans le cours de cette histoire. Une des institutions remarquables dont on parle rarement dans ces études est la Société philosophique de l’Université de Vienne fondée en 1888 par un groupe d’étudiants de Brentano. On montrera que cette société, qui se voulait au tout début l’organe du programme philosophique de Brentano, a contribué de manière significative au développement de la philosophie en Autriche, et qu’elle est en partie responsable de la formation du Cercle de Vienne dans les années 1920.

Organisation: Dietmar Heidemann ( en coopération avec Robert Brisart (


"Lässt sich Subjektivität naturalisieren?" - Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Dres. h. c. Manfred Frank (Universität Tübingen)

18.10.2010, Abtei Neumünster (CCRN, 28 rue Münster, Luxembourg Ville), 19h30, Salle José Ensch

Organisiert von Professor Dr. Dietmar Heidemann in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Kulturzentrum Abtei Neumünster (CCRN)

Vortragsankündigung Professor Frank 18.10.2010


Conférence de Jean-Marc Ferry (Université Libre de Bruxelles) autour de son livre "La République crépusculaire".

1er octobre 2010, Amphithéâtre Tavenas, 102a avenue Pasteur, Luxembourg Ville

Organisation: Laboratoire de philosophie et d'histoire des idées (Cellule Philosophie Pratique) dans le cadre du postgraduate seminar du Programme de Recherche sur la Gouvernance Européenne

Responsables: Lukas Sosoe, Philippe Poirier, Nicolas Antenat

Informations supplémentaires:

Affiche conférence Ferry 1 octobre 2010


Unterwegs zur Freundschaft - Acheminement vers l'amitié

24-26 September 2010

Conference in cooperation with the University of Trier (Germany) at the Abbaye de Neumünster (Luxembourg Ville)

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Responsible: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Heidemann


International Conference of the International Political Science Association (IPSA)

18-20 March 2010

European Commisison, Jean Monnet Building

Responsible: Philippe Poirier/Patrick Dumont, Panel Chair: Prof. Dr. L. Sosoe


Workshop on Teleology & Biology in the Context of Kant's "Critique of Judgment"

Presentation of Kant Yearbook 01/2009

10-11 December 2009, Campus Walferdange

Organisation: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Heidemann

 Plakat der Tagung 

 Programm Teleologie und Biologie

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Multidisciplinary Workshop On Suffering (ESF Exploratory Workshop - EMRC – SCH)

13-14 November 2009

Organisation: Dr. Smadar Bustan, for further information please refer to:


IXe Congrès international de la Société d'Etudes Kantiennes de Langue Française : Kant, la Science et les Sciences

8-12 September 2009, Université Lyon 3 - Jean Moulin


Journée d’études : Le noème perceptuel

12 June 2009, Campus Walferdange
Organisation: Professor Dr. Robert Brisart


Kant and Non-Conceptual Content - Workshop with Robert Hanna

28-29 May 2009, Campus Walferdange
Organisation: Professor Dr. Dietmar Heidemann


Journée d’Études : Création, Providence et Mal

22 May 2009, Campus Walferdange
Organisation: Professor Dr. Robert Theis


Journée d’études: Fichte et Droit et Économie dans l’Idéalisme Politique de Fichte

4 May 2009, Campus Walferdange


Conférence : Métaphysique – Histoire et Problèmes

27 March 2009, Campus Walferdange
Organisation: Professor Dr. Theis