Our Seminars and Colloquium

Our seminars and colloquium are intended to lead to a deeper understanding of philosophical orientation in today’s complex world as well as prudent practices and virtues in our everyday and professional life, especially in leadership tasks. All our seminars are free of charge and most are virtual.

Who can attend?

Everyone, no matter what background, is welcome to attend. To apply, please send a short text briefly describing 1. your professional and/or academic background, 2. your philosophical interests, and 3. your motivation for joining the seminar via email to seminars@hfpo.com by the respective deadline. Keep in mind that each seminar will limit the total number of participants.

Ongoing and upcoming

Virtual Seminar: Orientation/Disorientation in Ancient Greek Philosophy and Literature

Virtual Seminar: Orientation/Disorientation in Ancient Greek Philosophy and Literature

02/02/2023 - 05/01/2023Many of the basic concepts of our present political, scientific and aesthetic world orientation have their origins in ancient Greek thought. Read more
Virtual Research Colloquium on philosophical Orientation

Virtual Research Colloquium on philosophical Orientation

01/01/2023 - 12/31/2023Our research colloquium is designed to provide a collaborative space for researchers with any disciplinary background to present and discuss their research projects engaging with the philosophy of orientation.Read more
in-person Seminar: The Philosophy of Orientation on Leadership

in-person Seminar: The Philosophy of Orientation on Leadership

11/30/2022 - 12/31/2023Outstanding leaders orient themselves more successfully than others under the conditions of uncertainty and time pressure. They are therefore able to take on responsibility for other people. Read more

Past seminars

Virtual Seminar: Identity and Orientation

Virtual Seminar: Identity and Orientation

10/26/2022 - 12/30/2022Identity is at the heart of political struggles today: identity politics has become a defining feature of the present culture wars between the liberal left and the conservative right. Read more
Virtual Seminar: Martin heidegger’s Being and Time and the Philosophy of Orientation

Virtual Seminar: Martin heidegger’s Being and Time and the Philosophy of Orientation

10/26/2022 - 12/20/2022Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time (1927) is not only a landmark in the history of philosophy, especially in the so-called “Continental” tradition, but it also prepared the philosophy of orientation in significant aspects. Read more
Virtual Seminar on the Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

Virtual Seminar on the Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

04/01/2022 - 12/01/2022Friedrich Nietzsche is not only one of the most influential thinkers of modern and “postmodern” philosophy, art, and literature, but he is also one of the most crucial forerunners of the philosophy of orientationRead more
Virtual Seminar on What is Orientation? A Philosophical Investigation

Virtual Seminar on What is Orientation? A Philosophical Investigation

03/01/2021 - 03/01/2022Especially in times of the current Coronavirus pandemic, the question of how we continually reorient ourselves in everyday life has become most relevant. But what is orientation?Read more