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What is SIF?

"SIF" stands for "Středoevropský Institut Filosofie" ("The Central-European Institute of Philosophy"). The Institute promotes philosophy and transdisciplinary research. It achieves its goals through a specific curriculum and research, emphasizing the transdisciplinary and intercultural aspects and international cooperation. Furthermore,it hosts workshops and conferences,participates in several publishing activities and promotes the exchange of students and professors.


  • From 2021 to 2023, the SIF is conducting a three-year research project on Eugen Fink and French phenomenology in cooperation with the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, which is bilaterally funded by the DFG and GAČR. Cathrin Nielsen, Alessio Rotundo and Alexander Schnell are participating at Bergische Universität Wuppertal and Lutz Niemann, Karel Novotny and Hans Rainer Sepp at SIF. The project examines the influence that Eugen Fink’s thought has had on ...
  • Leib und Literatur – philosophische Perspektiven eine Konferenz in Kiel 15.-16.6.2019 Programm der Tagung
  • An International Conference organized by the Central European Institute of Philosophy (Faculty of Humanities, Charles University Prague and the Institute of Philosophy at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic) Venue: Prague 1, Academic Conference Center, Husova 4a Dates: June 12-14, 2018. Download Program
  • Internationale Gemeinschaftstagung des Instituts für Deutsche und Französische Philosophie Faculty of Humanities, Charles University und des Philosophischen Seminars der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel 15. und 16. Juni 2018 Charles University Prag Programme herunterladen
  • 15 juin 2016 Faculté des sciences humaines de l’Université Charles de Prague U Kříže 8, Prague 5 salle 1036 Programme
  • Theodor Lipps, Alexander Pfänder, Moritz Geiger Wochendseminar von Karen Joisten (Universität Kassel) und Hans Rainer Sepp (Universität Prag) am 29. und 30. April 2016 in Prag-Jinonice, Fakultät für Humanwissenschaften Zeiten und Ort: Freitag, 29.04.: 14:30-18:00 in Raum 6022 Samstag, 30.04.: 09:00-12:00 | 13:00-15:30 | 16:00-18:00 in Raum5023 Freie Teilnahme – keine Anmeldung erforderlich Weitere Informationen
  • Journée d´études Date: le 19 mars. Adresse: 1, rue Jilská, Prague 1, salle nr. 124a Filosofický ústav AV ČR – www.flu.cas.cz Programme
  • A Charles University EKS Department project in collaboration with Druna Conception: Doc. Benedetta Zaccarello “Body as a medium” is an interdisciplinary project focusing on the role played by corporeity in some intersubjective practices related to artistic and therapeutic approaches as extra-ordinary situations where interactions and communication happen in forms that seems to question our idea of the self and its physical borders. The aim of the project is to observe analytically ...
  • Research program „Phenomenology and Semiotics“ of the Framework for the Developement of Scientific Domains at Charles University in Prague, accomplished by the Faculty of Humanities, has the honour of inviting you to a series of lectures on topics in contemporary French philosophy presented by Professor Anthony Steinbock from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, U. S. Professor Steinbock’s research interests include primarily contemporary German and French philosophy, especially phenomenology and its development ...
  • See the news texts from H. R. Sepp at our text page.
  • Workshop 14. und 15. Mai 2014 Fakulta humanitních studií, U Kříže 8, Praha 5 – Jinonice Programm herunterladen
  • du 28 au 30 avril 2014 Prague, Vila Lanna V Sadech 1, 160 00 Praha 6 Journée d’études organisée par la Faculté des sciences humaines de l’Université Charles de Prague, le programme Erasmus Master Mundus EuroPhilosophie et dans le cadre du projet de recherche « Relevance of the Subjectivity » mené à bien par le Département de philosophie continentale contemporaine de l’Institut de philosophie de l’Académie des sciences de la République tchèque. Argumentaire Nous trouvons ...
  • All day workshop with Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis, USA) On Social Cognition Thursday, May 16, 2013 9.30 – 18.00 The Institute of Philosophy (ASCR) Jilská 1, Prague 1 Room N.: 124a download flyer
  • Recent publications from SIF members to download here.
  • Workshop an der Fakultät für die Geisteswissenschaften der Karls-Universität Prag, im Rahmen des Programms Erasmus Master Mundus „Deutsche und französische Philosophie“, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Projekt „Relevanz der Subjektivität“ der Akademie der Wissenschaften, das in der Abteilung der Gegenwärtigen kontinentalen Philosophie des Philosophischen Instituts realisiert ist. 12. April 2013, 14 – 17 Uhr 13. April, 9.30 – 13 Uhr und 14 – 17 Uhr Themen und Programm hier zum Herunterladen