With one of the richest traditions among German departments and a history deeply interwoven with German Idealism, the Philosophy Department of the University of Tübingen is well known for its expertise in the area of the history of philosophy — an expertise, which stretches over classical German philosophy as well as ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Besides this historical strength, the department stands out with a wide breadth in systematic philosophy, so that there is a lively exchange between the traditional and the contemporary in both research and teaching. The strengths in systematic philosophy include metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, action theory, ethics, metaethics, the theory of emotions, philosophy of logic.