CFP: German Congress of Philosophy

Submission deadline: April 30, 2024

Conference date(s):
September 22, 2024 - September 26, 2024

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Conference Venue:

University of Münster
Münster, Germany

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The XXVI German Congress of Philosophy will take place in Münster (Germany) from September 22 to 26, 2024.

The theme is #digital|thinking, with participants invited to reflect on the challenges that technological change and the growing prevalence of artificial intelligence pose for philosophy.

Registration is open:

The congress will not only consider the challenges philosophy faces in the digital age, both as an academic discipline and as a way of human self-reflection and reflection upon the world. It will also embrace the challenge to question hitherto stable philosophical certainties and anthropological presuppositions in light of ever new successes in Artificial Intelligence, and will critically reflect on the consequences of binary, dualistic, Manichean or friend-foe thinking.

The congress interprets its theme broadly, taking the historical prerequisites and foundations of digital thinking into account, as well as considering alternatives. Simultaneously, it questions the consequences of digital change for everyday life and society at large, research and development, education and academia, and asks the question: how will we philosophise in the future?

Anyone working in the field of philosophy may provide one presentation proposal relating to one of the 40 sections ( of the congress. Submissions are possible between 20 February and 30 April 2024, via the conference management software ConfTool. Please note that presenting at the congress requires having registered for the event (

Proposals may be submitted in German or English. In addition the congress will host a new “Philosophie française” section, specifically for submissions in French.

Proposals must:

  • be assigned to exactly one of the 40 sections;

  • be completely anonymised;

  • be the author’s sole submission (authors may be a co-author of exactly one other abstract, however cannot be the presenting author)

  • be in PDF format; and

  • not exceed 4,000 characters (incl. spaces and footnotes, excl. references).

In addition to your proposal, we request a short abstract of your planned presentation, no longer than 300 characters (incl. spaces). The abstract should concisely state the topic of your planned presentation and its central thesis(es).

Please see the Call for Papers:

Accepted submissions will be announced after 20 June 2024.

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