Thinking and knowledge production do not arise in a vacuum, in a purely abstract space, but have local and quite pragmatic and practical roots. How we deal with things, persons, texts, or problems determines how we think and categorize about them. Human beings are not “brains in a vat” (Hilary Putnam), but social and psycho-physical beings who understand themselves and others through practices. In the process of negotiation with the other, practices shape our reality and are the basis of our thinking, feeling, and acting. They form an inescapable and often unreflective starting point for individual as well as collective world discovery. Our knowledge of the world and of ourselves is thus dependent on historical, regional, and disciplinary practices and their interconnectedness. Who we are is not only revealed to us through theorizing, but always also through concrete doing. In this conference, we will examine how the situatedness of thinking and knowledge production is mirrored in the practices (and history) of philosophy.