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The Swiss Portal of Philosophy offers more than 800 articles by more than 600 authors in German, French, Italian and English, as well as an event calendar with events organised by all Swiss institutions active in philosophy. It is visited every month by more than 30,000 people interested in philosophy. 

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An Environmental Ethics of Vulnerability and Dependence

The essay explores the ethical relationships between people, with a focus on vulnerability and dependence. Jørgen Meyer uses Judith Butler's "Precarious Life – The Powers of Mourning and Justice" as a framework to discuss how address, discourse, and grief are key concepts in this discussion. Recognizing vulnerability and dependence as integral components of ethical relationships can have significant implications for our understanding thereof.



The Philosophy of Orientation

The philosophy of orientation, as Werner Stegmaier has developed it over several decades, instead observes and reflects how different philosophies orient themselves from different standpoints, in different perspectives, and within different horizons.



Philosophy’s No-Go Zone

The confrontation of opposing worldviews often leads to conflict, but what happens when even the basic assumptions are disputed? Digital phenomena like "shitstorms" show how shared reality becomes a battlefield of irreconcilability. Alex Byrne shares his personal experiences with "social media outrage" and "virtue signalling".



Un oeil sur la France
Une perspective philosophique des enjeux politiques et sociétaux français.





Nāgārjuna and Madhyamaka

A Podcast by Jan Westerhoff

Events and Announcements



Philosophy Olympiad 2023

The SwissPhilO association is organising a Philosophy Olympiad for high school students again this year. The deadline for entries is 26 November 2023. More information can be found here.



Zurich Philosophy Festival 2024

The 6th Zurich Philosophy Festival will take place from 25 to 27 of January 2024 at the Mühle Tiefenbrunnen in Zurich. The programme will be announced in early November. Find more information about the festival and the 2023 edition here.

Projects and Thematic Features

Swiss Philosophical Preprint Series

The philosophy portal offers an archive where you can safeguard your drafts, teaching materials, handouts, and powerpoints from being plagiarized. Additionally, it allows you to share them freely under a Creative Commons license. You can easily submit your material by sending it to



Press Review

In addition to philpublica's excellent press review, a record and discussion of substantial reports in the Swiss media on philosophy or philosophers will be available on the platform. This concerns both print and online press, radio and television.



Refugees' stories

We care not only about the philosophy, but also about the wider environment in which it takes place. This gives a voice to those who are not heard.



Book reviews and notes

It can be difficult to keep up with all the new publications in philosophy, but our reviews and book notes page can help make it easier to choose what to read. We have revised the page to make it clearer and more helpful.