Philosophy and human sciences

Doctoral programme (PhD)
A.Y. 2019/2020
Study area
Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
Doctoral programme (PhD)
Dipartimento di Filosofia "Piero Martinetti" - Via Festa del Perdono, 7 - Milano
PhD Coordinator
The doctoral programme in Philosophy and Human Sciences is a brand new higher education programme which integrates the skills required for theoretical and experimental research in disciplines such as anthropology, geography, linguistics, psychology and cognitive science, social science, art theory and criticism with the findings of philosophical research, both theoretical and historical. The programme makes use of the multidisciplinary skills of the Board of Lecturers and aims to provide extensive knowledge in specific sectors of basic and applied research. It promotes innovative and cutting-edge research in areas requiring the ability to master theories, methods and techniques from various fields. In particular, the programme aims to provide students with a solid philosophical and scientific grounding in one of the following research areas: (i) History of philosophical and scientific thought (ii) Ethics and political thought (iii) Image theory and phenomenology of experience (iv) Logic and theory of languages (v) Philosophy of mind and cognitive science (vi) Anthropology and territory.
Tutte le classi di laurea magistrale
Dipartimento di Filosofia "Piero Martinetti" - Via Festa del Perdono, 7 - Milano
Title Professor(s)
Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience (1): Consciousness; Sleep; Brain Plasticity
Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience (2): Social Cognition; Decision Making; Risk Management; Psychology of Negotiation
Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience (3): Perception; Cognition; Joint Action
S. Buttefill
Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience (4): Creativity; Learning Processes; Learning Disorders; Psychology of Education; Psychology of Communication
Theories of Language (1): Language and Metaphysics.
J. Tallant
Theories of Language (2): Semantic Theories of Language
Theories of Language (3): Comparative Linguistics; Comparative Morphosyntax
Philosophy of Mind: Imagination; Perception; Rule-following
A. Guardo
Logic (1): Non-Classical Logics; Logic and Information
Logic (2): Logics for Artificial Intelligence; Formal Argumentation Theory; Non-Monotonic Logics
Philosophy of economics: Logic of Decision; Behavioural Economics; Foundations of Probability
Aesthetics (1): Visual Culture; Cultural Studies; Gaze Studies
B. Carnevali
Aesthetics (2): Performance Studies; Media Studies; Philosophy and Literature
B. Carnevali
History of Aesthetics: Philosophical Concepts of Aesthetic Nature; Aesthetics in Premodern Philosophy
Contemporary Philosophy (1): Phenomenology; Existentialism; Hermeneutics
Contemporary Philosophy (2): Pragmatism and Philosophy of Practices; Genealogy
Ethics and Politics (1): Contemporary Theories of Recognition and Justice
B. Carnevali
Ethics and Politics (2): Animal Studies
Ethics and Politics (3): International Politics and Regional Integrations
Ethics and Politics (4): History of Modern Political Thought; Democracy; Public Opinion; Politics and Psychology; Medieval Models of Political and Economical Sovereignty
Metaphysics (1): Philosophy of Time; Philosophy of Food; Metaphysics and Ontology in Contemporary Thought
A. Guardo
J. Tallant
Metaphysics (2): Ordinary Objects; Abstract Objects; Vagueness; Natural Kinds; Social Ontology; Mereology; Philosophy of Action
A. Guardo
J. Tallant
History of Philosophy (1): The Platonic Tradition from Antiquity to German Idealism; The Aristotelian Tradition from Antiquity to the Modern Age
History of Philosophy (2): Censorship and Libertas Philosophandi from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment
History of Philosophy (3): Good life, virtue, and happiness from Antiquity to the Enlightenment
History of Philosophy (4): History of Ethics from the 17th to the 20th Century
History of Philosophy (5): Epistemology, Ethics and Politics in Modern Thought
History of Philosophy (6): Epistemology and ontology in Contemporary Thought
History of Philosophy (7): Kant and German Classical Philosophy
History of Philosophy (8): Metaphysics and Philosophy of Nature from the Late Middle Ages to the Modern Age
History and Philosophy of the Sciences
Claudio Bartocci
Anthropology (1): Mobility, Media and Symbolic Representations
Anthropology (2): Philosophical anthropology; Life sciences and anthropology of science
Geography: Populations, Migrations and Borders; Geopolitics; Political Borders; Cultural Borders
Sociology and Social Research Methods (1): Epistemology and Constructivism; Scientific Controversies in Life Sciences; Science and Technology; Culture-Cognition links
Sociology and Social Research Methos (2): Coordination, Collaboration and Cooperation in workplace; Perception and Senses in Social Action; Language and Interaction

Courses list

Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Philosophy of Mathematics - Seminar
3 16 Italian
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
English for academic communication - Presenting: from Organization to Delivery 2 12 English
PIS - Performing Identities Seminar The Statue
2 10 English
Why should we read the classics of political philosophy? Third cycle: the early Twentieth century
4 24 English
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Leibniz: Platonic Inheritance and the Ontological Argument
2 10 English
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
The debate on natural law in the early modern period 3 15 English
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Reflections on the technique in the era of the artificial intelligence. From Heidegger to Stiegler and beyond. 2 12 English
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Designing a research project in Philosophy: Strategies and Challenges 2 12 English
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Entangling Phenomenology, History, Metaphysics, and Culture, in Riemann Surfaces
2 12 English
Feminist and queer philosophy: Identities and differences
4 21 English
Illusion: Between Simulation, Emulation, and Hyper-Realism
2 12 English
The "Discourse on inequality" by Rousseau in contemporary philosophical detes
2 10 French
Towards a Philosophy of Communication and Media 2 10 English
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Human Nature: Philosophy and the Natural Sciences 2 12 English


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Application for admission: from 24/05/2019 to 24/06/2019

Application for matriculation: from 23/09/2019 to 04/11/2019

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Qualifications assessment