Structure and contents
The Master in Philosophy at USI aims to provide an absorbing grounding in a number of interrelated fields, combining contemporary research in Philosophy with Ancient and Medieval thought. Some courses are particularly concerned with the topic of time and existence, aiming at providing a full grasp of two central linked philosophical topics, which are at the centre of contemporary discussions and much debated by ancient and medieval thinkers.
Study Programme 2021-2023
First semester Core Courses 6 D. Costa
Philosophy of Mind (Annual)
6 (Annual) K. Mulligan 6 F. Berto, P. Gigli (TA)
PhD Skills in Philosophy (Annual)
3 (Annual) K. Mulligan, D. Costa, P. Gigli (TA)
Second semester Core Courses
9 M. Nida-Rümelin, K. Koslicki, T. Sattig
15 (Annual) Third semester Core courses
Topics in Metaphysics (Annual)
Students enrolled in the A.Y. 2020/21 must refer to this page: www.desk.usi.ch/en/study-plan-master-philosophy-map
Suggested Elective Courses (2021-2023)* 3, Fall B. Nanay 3, Fall K. Mulligan 3, Fall S. Leuenberger 6, Annual G. Ventimiglia 3, Spring T. Maudin 3, Spring P. Crivelli 3, Spring C. Wüthrich 6, Spring A. Facchini, B. Smith Information and Physics 3, Spring 3, Spring F. Correia Summer School on Ancient-Medieval Philosophy
J. A. Marenbon, A. Marmodoro 3, Summer K. Fine
* 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.