Structure and contents
The Master in Philosophy at USI focuses on four core areas: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Logic, Philosophy of Science. It requires students to submit regular written work, to produce research papers and to develop their presentation and discussion skills.
For an anticipation of next year's courses, have a look at the news page.
Study Programme 2022-2024
First year 3, Fall D. Costa, C. Calosi 6, Fall F. Berto, P. Gigli (TA)
Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (Annual)
Research Skills in Philosophy (Annual)
3 (Annual) Many MAP Professors
9 (Annual) K. Fine, K. Koslicki, A. Varzi
6, Spring C. Calosi, D. Costa 6, Spring K. Mulligan 3, Spring C. Wüthrich Second year
C. Calosi, D. Costa 9 (Annual) K. Fine, K. Koslicki, A. Varzi
Students enrolled in the A.Y. 2021/22 must refer to this page: www.desk.usi.ch/en/study-plan-master-philosophy-map
Suggested Elective Courses (2022-2024)* 4, Fall B. Nanay 4, Fall S. Leuenberger 4, Fall K. Mulligan 4, Fall P. Simons
Topics in Logic
6, Fall T. Williamson, P. Gigli (TA) 4, Fall A. Giordani 4, Spring T. Maudlin 4, Spring P. Crivelli 4, Spring C. Wüthrich 4, Spring B. Smith, J. Landgrebe Information and Physics 4, Spring 4, Spring O. Linnebo
Mind and Metaphysics
4, Spring T. Sattig 6, Spring S. Wolf 3, Summer D. Chalmers
* By arrangement with the Director of the Master, students may choose other Master's level courses.
In order to realize the goals of the programme, teaching comprises lectures, master classes with eminent specialists, discussion of presentations by students, general discussions, group work, and individual discussions of papers produced by students. Students will be required to submit regular written works and produce research papers.
Supervised work on the Master thesis begins during the first year of the degree.