Major areas

Publications

The Verlag Karl Alber has numerous academic series in the fields of ethics/practical philosophy, phenomenology and philosophy of religion in its portfolio. Alber also publishes seven annuals. They are distinguished by the fact that – supervised by renowned editors – they continuously work on their philosophical field, stimulate discussions and inform about the current state of research. They are accompanied and supported by a broad-based academic advisory board.

Ethics and practical philosophy

Ethics and practical philosophy

In addition to the academic discussion of fundamental moral and ethical issues, this programme area includes current discussions on applied ethics and political philosophy, which it represents in the form of annuals, status reports, outstanding qualification publications and anthologies that are up-to-date in research.

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Phenomenology

Phenomenology

From the beginning, phenomenology has been a focal point in Karl Alber’s programme, not only dealing with classical topics and authors, but also opening up new fields and interdisciplinary research perspectives, e.g. phenomenology and cognitive sciences, phenomenological anthropology, new phenomenology, phenomenology of life, etc.

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Contemporary Philosophy

Contemporary Philosophy

Our programme offers a forum for all systematically and historically relevant works that make a fundamental contribution to the current philosophical debate.

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Philosophy of nature and biophilosophy

Philosophy of nature and biophilosophy

The concept of life or nature is articulated and problematised in various ways in three Alber series of publications, with a special focus here on the translation of approaches and discourses into neighbouring disciplines.

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Philosophy of Religions

Philosophy of Religions

Our series of publications and annuals in this segment are dedicated to the scholarly exploration of concepts in the philosophy of religion and religious manifestations from secular, Christian, Jewish and Islamic perspectives.

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Cultural philosophy

Cultural philosophy

The series of publications collected here deal with the concept of culture, focusing in particular on developments in intellectual history and non-European manifestations of (inter-) cultural phenomena.

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Interdisciplinary philosophy

Interdisciplinary philosophy

Philosophy as a professionalised basic reflection is well suited to give impulses to other disciplines in terms of content. In return, however, it is also ready to receive valuable impulses from these disciplines.

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History of Philosophy

History of Philosophy

In addition to the further development of classical texts of the older Western intellectual history, this programme area concentrates above all on the current academic examination of important authors and figures of thought of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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