The scientific focus of the chair of philosophy at the faculty of theology is two-fold: systematically, emphasis lies on ontology, metaphysics, philosophy of religion and epistemology; historical focal-points are ancient and medieval philosophy, in particular Plato, Aristotle and Aquinas, as well as contemporary analytical thomism. Of particular interest are points of contact between so-called 'continental' and 'analytic' traditions of philosophy.

Since 2004, the chair of philosophy also covers philosophical ethics.

Prof. Dr. phil. Giovanni Ventimiglia occupies the chair since the 1st of August 2016.

His pre-decessor, Prof. em. Dr. phil. Rafael Ferber, continues to be affiliated to the University of Zurich (UZH) as adjunct professor.

Further information is only available in German



University of Lucerne
Professorship of Philosophy
Prof. Dr. phil. Giovanni Ventimiglia
Frohburgstrasse 3, Room 3.B37
P.O. Box 4466
6002 Lucerne

T +41 41 229 57 72



6th November 2019
Theological Explorations in Time and Space

David Anzalone from the Chair of Philosophy appointed as guest editor for a Special Issue on "Theologica - An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology" on the topic of God's relationship to time and space