Research Institute for Philosophy Hanover

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Building of the Research Institute for Philosophy Hanover in the Calenberger Neustadt

The Research Institute for Philosophy Hanover ( FIPH ), based in Hanover, is the first Catholic-sponsored philosophical institute in Germany. Jürgen Manemann has been the director since October 2009 .

The public law foundation was established in 1988 by the then Bishop of Hildesheim, Josef Homeyer . The institution is a member of the German Society for Philosophy (DGPhil), the Society for Intercultural Philosophy (GIP) and the Institute for Social Strategy (IfS).


The FIPH mainly deals with topics from the field of practical philosophy (most recently among others: business ethics , civil society , migration , political philosophy ) as well as with philosophical anthropology , social ethics and environmental philosophy . According to his own statement, it can be guided by the ethical standard of the "inviolability of human dignity ". Project groups are formed with scientists outside the research institute for research purposes and their results are published. In addition, different fellows and scholarship holders from various disciplines work at the institute every year .

The institute annually announces a scientific prize, alternating between the Philosophical Book Prize and an essay prize (scientific question) endowed with a total of 6,000 euros .

The FIPH publishes a journal twice a year and runs the blog philosophie-indebate.


Founding directors of the FIPH were Peter Koslowski (director from 1988 to 2001) and Reinhard Löw (director from 1988 until his death in 1994). Even Richard Schenk (1991-2000) and Vittorio Hösle (1997-2000) were at times together with Peter Koslowski directors on FIPH. From June 2000 to July 2009 the institute was headed by Gerhard Kruip ; from the beginning of 2007 to the beginning of 2009 he was supported by Christian Thies as deputy director.

Web links

Commons : Research Institute for Philosophy Hanover  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  2. Hans-Joachim Höhn: World without death - hope or vision of horror? Göttingen 2004, ISBN 3-89244-818-3 , p. 167 , and
  4. Publications - journals. Research Institute for Philosophy Hanover, accessed on June 28, 2016 .
  5. Homepage. Research Institute for Philosophy Hanover, accessed on June 28, 2016 (blog).

Coordinates: 52 ° 22 '30.83 "  N , 9 ° 43' 29.17"  O