There has been a change in the Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Cultural Studies. Prof. Dr Volker Peckhaus, who had held the professorship for "Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Technology" since 2002 and had also been Dean of the Faculty since 2006, retired on 30 September. His successor is Prof Dr Sebastian Luft, who was a DAAD Visiting Professor in Paderborn from 2015 to 2016 and was previously a professor at Marquette University in the USA.
The denomination of the professorship has now changed to "Theoretical Philosophy". Luft took up his post on 1 October. Instead of the usual inaugural lecture, Peckhaus and Luft decided to hold a joint farewell and inaugural lecture. The event on Friday 27 October was entitled "Transitions" and was attended by around 200 guests from the university and the city. It was introduced by the subject spokesperson, Prof Dr Vanessa Albus. This was followed by words of welcome from the Vice Dean for Teaching at the Faculty of Cultural Studies, Prof. Dr Dorothee Meister, and the Managing Director of the Centre for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Dr Jil Muller. Deputy Mayor Dieter Honervogt conveyed greetings from the city. Musical accompaniment was provided by Paderborn musicians Uli Lettermann and Eckhard Wiemann. The Vice Dean symbolically brought along a baton, which was ceremoniously handed over from Peckhaus to Luft.
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