Master Meetings

Have you decided on which Master programme to study? Would you like more information on the contents and teaching methods at USI? Register at our Master Meetings to attend courses.
The various Master Meetings offer you the opportunity to follow lectures together with the current master students. Guided by a USI student, you can visit the campus and make up your mind as to whether the contents correspond to your study ambitions.

Registration is compulsory. Please register online.


MA in Philosophy

A-23, Red Building


Topics in Philosophy of Science

Prof. Claudio Calosi


In this seminar, we will discuss metaphysical issues as they arise in contemporary science. First, we will treat the relationship between metaphysics and science in general, and between metaphysics and physics in particular. Second, we will consider specific problems such as time and relativity, structuralism and dependence, monism and indeterminacy in the context of quantum physics, and metaphysical questions in the context of biology.

A-23, Red Building

Ancient Philosphy

Prof. Pasquale Porro


The course will introduce Plato's' theory of Forms, and examine Plato's model(s) of participation of the sensible particulars in the Forms, with special interest the problem of structure and with reference to Plato's predecessors who set up the problem.