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

10:30 - 12:00;
14:30 - 16:15
A-23, Red Building


Master Classes I

Prof. Peter Simons

The principal and speculative claim of this course is the metaphysical one that all we know there to be exists in time. To justify this claim it is necessary to bring together a large number of distinct and separately disputable claims about metaphysics, existence, quantification, logic, truth, taxonomy, and proposed categories of objects, past and present. Of these putative categories, some are void of occupants, others are not, and some are dependent on others. The course will focus on providing arguments for and against the existence of numerous classes of item, from abstract objects to time itself. The range of discussion will provide students with many topics for independent investigation. In the process, we will be quartering a metaphysical programme aspiring to system.