Topics in the Philosophy of Language and Metaphysics

A.Y. 2021/2022
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
November 2021
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:

  • 27 December 2021 for courses starting in January 2022
  • 25 January 2022 for courses starting in February 2022
  • 25 February 2022 for courses starting in March 2022.

Deadlines for enrolment in other courses will be announced as soon as possible.

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.
Tuesday 9.30-12.30, by appointment
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 Teams