Philosophical Sciences

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The Master’s Degree programme aims to develop and refine all skills that can help to analyze the principal philosophical and epistemological issues inherited from the main argumentative tradition in an analytical way through discussion and debate: This allows students to systematically understand theoretical reasons and historical and social dimensions of the manifold ethical challenges, political, scientific, artistic, educational, formative of contemporaneity. Decisive: the study of forms and methods of communication (linguistics and non-linguistics), as well as the transmission of understanding and knowledge in their many manifestations. A critical recall to historic-philosophical thought of the Western world is strategic.

Admission process and required competence

This Master's degree programme is of open admission.

Matriculation is subject to the possession of specific curricular requirements and of suitable personal preparation. 

You can find all the information on the Admission Requirementpage, on the “Enrol” menu.

If you possess a non-Italian study qualification, the first compulsory step is the pre-evaluation of the qualification: it is sufficient to register in the portal, choosing the study programme that interests you and loading the required documentation. After around 15 days, the Welcome Unit of the International Office will give you feedback on your application.

If you are a non-EU student resident abroad, the Welcome Unit of the International Office will organize a skype call to replace the admissions test. The appointment for the Skype call will be made through the portal.

16/01 launch of the programme in History and Philosophy of Science

16th January 2018, 5.15 pm
Malcanton Marcorà, Aula Mazzariol

We live and develop in a “knowledge society” in which historical and philosophical considerations of science are necessary to understand the present day. As a result of this need, the department is renewing and reinforcing course offerings and research in the history and philosophy of science, promoting a diverse and interdisciplinary perspective with the goal of creating, over time, a community recognized in national and international spheres.
The program possesses the following aspects:

The courses bridge between continuity and innovation, combining subjects and expertise both already present in the curricula and to be enacted in the near future.

  • Undergraduate: philosophy of science, logic, logic of mathematics, history of science, historical epistemology.
  • Postgraduate: philosophy of social science; political epistemology; Renaissance natural philosophy, alchemy, astrology, and magic; history of the scientific revolution.
  • Related courses: bioethics, social ethics and bioethics, history of logic.

The program includes two recent interdisciplinary and international ERC projects [IT]:

  • Knowledge for Use
  • Early Modern Cosmology

Public activities
The program plans to promote a series of activities not only to solidify international exchange and to create occasions for intellectual exchange but also to share – at a level accessible to the wider public – results and findings derived from the research carried out within the program (“Colloquia”, national and international guests, “International Network”). 

Contacts: Eleonora MontuschiCraig Edwin MartinPietro Daniel Omodeo