Topics in the Philosophy of Language and Metaphysics

A.Y. 2020/2021
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
December 2020
The course aims at familiarizing students with the main philosophical debates on the nature of reality and language, with special focus the relationship between theoretical description and ontology (both commonsense and scientific). The students will learn about - and learn to question -- key concepts such as properties, dispositions, natural kinds, supervenience, explanation, reference, and identity.
Mandatory for Mind, brain & reasoning Phd students.
Maximum number of participants: 10
Assessment methods
Giudizio di approvazione
Assessment result
superato/non superato
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • for courses starting in September 2021, until 30 August 2021.

Deadlines for enrolment in courses of the next academic year (2021/2022) will be announced.

How to enrol

  1. Access enrolment on PhD courses online service using your University login details
  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

Ignore the option "Exam session date” that appears during the enrolment procedure.


For help please contact

Ice Courtyard, Attic.
Office hours are interrupted in August and will resume in September
Department of Philosophy, via Festa del Perdono 7, Cortile Ghiacciaia, top floor
Thursday 12:30-15:30, but send an e-mail first to set up an appointment
Via Skype (andrea.guardo.26)