Topics in the Philosophy of Mind and Cognition

A.Y. 2020/2021
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
February 2021
Lead instructor: Corrado Sinigaglia
The course aims at familiarizing students with the main philosophical problems in the foundations of cognitive science, as well as the conceptual tools and empirical methods devised by scientists and philosophers in order to solve them. Students will learn about - and learn to question - classic theories of perception, action, consciousness, reduction, and explanation in the philosophy of cognitive science.
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

Tuesday 10.00 - 13.00. Covid emergency: office hours are held online via Skype or by telephone. Please send me an e-mail to make an appointment.
Festa del Perdono, 7 - Cortile Ghiacciaia, II piano. For the Covid emergency, office hours are held online via Skype on by telephone. il ricevimento ha luogo per telefono o via Skype nella fascia oraria indicata.
Students may contact me on Skype [siniga_corrado] every Tuesday (11.30 am - 2.30 pm)