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Doctoral School in Philosophy and Human Sciences  

Students

Learning Objectives

The doctoral programme in Philosophy and Human Sciences is a new higher education programme which integrates the skills required for theoretical and experimental research in disciplines such as anthropology, geography, linguistics, psychology and cognitive science, social science, art theory and criticism, with the findings of philosophical research, both theoretical and historical. The programme makes use of the multidisciplinary skills of the Board of Lecturers and aims to provide extensive knowledge in specific sectors of basic and applied research. It promotes innovative and cutting-edge research in areas requiring the ability to master theories, methods and techniques from various fields.

In particular, the programme aims to provide students with a solid philosophical and scientific grounding in one of the following research areas:

  1. History of Philosophy
  2. Logic
  3. Metaphysics
  4. Contemporary Philosopohy
  5. Theories  of Language
  6. Philosophy of Mind
  7. Ethics and Politics
  8. Aesthetics and History of Aesthetics
  9. Psychology and cognitive neurosciences
  10. Philosophy of Economics
  11. Anthropology
  12. Sociology and Social Research Methods
  13. Human Geography


The teaching program 2018/2019 will consist of courses, reading groups and series of seminars. PhD students will be allowed to arrange, in agreement with their tutors, a customized plan, possibly drawing from teaching activities offered by other PhD programs within or outside UNIMI, especially by the PhD program of the North-Western Italian Philosophy Consortium and by the PhD program in Cognitive Neurosciences and Philosophy of Mind of the Scuola Universitaria Superiore (IUUS) in Pavia.

The language of courses and reading groups will be mainly English. 

Research Topics of the Doctoral School in Philosophy and the Humans Sciences  

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Topics Title

Research Supervisor/s

1

Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience: Consciousness; Sleep; Brain Plasticity

M. Massimini

2

Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience: Social Cognition; Decision Making; Risk Management; Psychology of Negotiation

F. Guala; C. Guglielmetti; C. Lucchiari; C. Sinigaglia

3

Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience: Perception; Cognition; Joint Action

S. Buttefill; F. Guala; C. Lucchiari; C. Sinigaglia

4

Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience: Creativity; Learning Processes; Learning Disorders; Psychology of Education; Psychology of Communication

C. Lucchiari

5

Theories of Language: Language and Metaphysics.

A. Borghini; E. Paganini; G. Torrengo; J. Tallant

6

Theories of Language: Semantic Theories of Language

E. Paganini

7

Theories of Language: Comparative Linguistics; Comparative Morphosyntax

M. Vai

8

Philosophy of Mind: Imagination; Perception; Rule-following

A. Guardo; P. Spinicci

9

Logic: Non-Classical Logics; Logic and Information

M. D'Agostino; H. Hosni

10

Logic: Logics for Artificial Intelligence; Formal Argumentation Theory; Non-Monotonic Logics

M. D'Agostino; H. Hosni

11

Philosophy of economics: Logic of Decision; Behavioural Economics; Foundations of Probability

F. Guala; H. Hosni

12

Aesthetics: Visual Culture; Cultural Studies; Gaze Studies

P.L.E. Bozzi; C. Cappelletto; A. Pinotti; G. Piretto

13

Aesthetics: Performance Studies; Media Studies; Philosophy and Literature

P.L.E. Bozzi; C. Cappelletto; A. Pinotti; G. Piretto

14

History of Aesthetics: Philosophical Concepts of Aesthetic Nature; Aesthetics in Premodern Philosophy

E. Franzini; M. Parodi

15

Contemporary Philosophy: Phenomenology; Existentialism; Hermeneutics

C. Di Martino; R. Fabbrichesi; P. Spinicci; A. Zhok

16

Contemporary Philosophy: Pragmatism and Philosophy of Practices; Genealogy

C. Di Martino; R. Fabbrichesi; A. Zhok

17

Ethics and Politics: Contemporary Theories of Recognition and Justice

M. Geuna

18

Ethics and Politics: Animal Studies

G. Mormino

19

Ethics and Politics: International Politics and Regional Integrations

P. Graglia

20

Ethics and Politics: History of Modern Political Thought; Democracy; Public Opinion; Politics and Psychology; Medievale Models of Political and Economical Sovereignty

M. Geuna; M. Parodi; M. Simonazzi; S. Simonetta

21

Metaphysics: Philosophy of Time; Philosophy of Food; Metaphysics and Ontology in Contemporary Thought

A. Borghini; A. Guardo; G. Torrengo; J. Tallant; P. Valore

22

Metaphysics: Ordinary Objects; Abstract Objects; Vagueness; Natural Kinds; Social Ontology; Mereology; Philosophy of Action

A. Borghini; F. Guala; A. Guardo; E. Paganini; J. Tallant; G. Torrengo; P. Valore

23

History of Philosophy: The Platonic Tradition from Antiquity to German Idealism; The Aristotelian Tradition from Antiquity to the Modern Age

S. Bacin; M. Baldi; L. Bianchi; L. Campi; S. Di Bella; F. Forcignanò; M. Geuna; S. Simonetta

24

History of Philosophy: Censorship and Libertas Philosophandi from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

S. Bacin; M. Baldi; L. Bianchi; L. Campi; M. Geuna; M. Simonazzi; S. Simonetta

25

History of Philosophy: Good life, virtue, and happiness from Antiquity to the Enlightenment

S. Bacin; M. Baldi; L. Bianchi; F. Forcignanò; M. Geuna; M. Simonazzi; S. Simonetta

26

History of Philosophy: History of Ethics from the 17th to the 19th Century

S. Bacin; M. Geuna; G. Mormino

27

History of Philosophy: Epistemology, Ethics and Politics in Modern Thought

M. Baldi; S. Di Bella; P. Giordanetti; G. Mormino

28

History of Philosophy: Epistemology and ontology in Contemporary Thought

P. Valore

29

History of Philosophy: Kant and German Classical Philosophy

S. Bacin; P. Giordanetti

30

History of Philosophy: Metaphysics and Philosophy of Nature from the Late Middle Ages to the Modern Age

L. Bianchi; S. Di Bella; G. Mormino

31

Anthropology: Mobility, Media and Symbolic Representations

S. Allovio; A. Biscaldi; L. Ciabarri

32

Anthropology: Philosophical anthropology; Life sciences and anthropology of science

S. Allovio; A. Zhok

33

Geography: Populations, Migrations and Borders; Geopolitics; Political Borders; Cultural Borders

A. Biscaldi; L. Ciabarri; S. Rinauro; A. Violante

34

Sociology and Social Research Methods: Epistemology and Constructivism; Scientific Controversies in Life Sciences; Science and Technology; Culture-Cognition links

G. Gobo

35

Sociology and Social Research Methos: Coordination, Collaboration and Cooperation in workplace; Perception and Senses in Social Action; Language and Interaction

G. Gobo

 

 

 

 

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