14th ICPP 2016 (EN)

The ICPP was a great experience. For some impressions see here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1618682575053031

The next ICPP will take place in Mexico City in 2018 (organisation by David Sumiacher and the team of CECAPFI).


14th International Conference for Philosophical Practice (ICPP) 2016 in Bern

Philosophical practice exists since antiquity, under this name, however, only for about 30 years. Since this time the concept particularly initiated by Gerhard Achenbach has spread worldwide and deepened. Out of it a substantial, versatile international movement has developed.
Philosophical practice is based on the conviction that philosophizing has not only purely theoretical knowledge as its aim, but that it is helpful to understand the human existence and questions of the everyday life from philosophical background and in philosophical way. Philosophical practitioners are convinced that the philosophical dialogue can be helpful for one’s orientation in life.
Since 1994 international conferences for philosophical practice have taken place, in many different countries of the world. This year philopraxis.ch is organising the 14th conference in Bern. The network philopraxis.ch exists since 2002 and has about 30 members.

The topic of the conference is: Understanding the other and oneself (Den/die/das Andere und sich selbst verstehen // Comprendre l’autre et soi-même // Capire l’altro e si stesso)


Bern, the capital of Switzerland; in the Campus Muristalden

Here you find the rooms where the conference will take place.


Thursday, 4.8. – Monday, 8.8.2016

Expected number of participants

100 – 120 : We welcome all the them!


We cooperate with the adult education center (Volkshochschule) Berne, the college Campus Muristalden and the electronic meeting-place of philosophical practitioners AGORA. We are sponsored by the Burgergemeinde Bern und by indurad, Aachen.

Form of the conference

The 14th ICPP 2016 mainly is a conference of philosophical practitioners for philosophical practitioners. But together with the Volkshochschule Berne we organized public events, so that exchange and dialogue between philosophers and the general public is possible. See here
Languages: Main language is English; there will be also two sessions in German, French and Italian (with translation into English).


You find the detailed programme here, and a visual overview here (final versions).


You find the Invitation (PDF) here.



Organizing team: Detlef Staude, Mike Roth, Vander Lemes, Oriana Brücker, Albert Hoffmann, Imre Hofmann, Anette Fintz, Eckhart Ruschmann
Board of philopraxis.ch: Detlef Staude, Mike Roth, Imre Hofmann, Willi Fillinger, Bernadette Hagenbuch