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Research Areas  

The Department is active in the following research areas:

  • History of Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science and History of Science;
  • Logic and its Applications;
  • Philosophy of language, formal semantics, linguistics;
  • Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of History and Religion;
  • Cultural, Social and Philosophical Anthropology, bioethics;;
  • Phenomenology, philosophy of mind, psychology;
  • Theoretical philosophy, hermeneutics and semiotics;
  • Aesthetics, poetics, rethorics, image theories and visual culture studies;
  • Philosophy and neuroscience, artificial intelligence;
  • Formal and material ontologies;
  • Methodology of social research.

Research Centers and Cultural Initiatives  

Interdepartmental research groups and centers

The following are research groups that involve different universities or multiple departments of our University and to which the Department is connected:

- Centro di Ricerca Interuniversitario sul Pragmatismo

Centro Interuniversitario di Studi sul Simbolico (CISS) 

- Peirce Studies Center (CSP)

Groups and Research Centers of the Department

They are study centers and groups of researchers belonging to different disciplines organized by related themes that annually schedule research seminar cycles. All the seminar cycles are open to students and every interested people.

- ONTOFORMAT Research Group

- Centre for Philosophy of Time (CPT)

- Centre for the Study of Social Action (CSSA)

- Center for Intellectual History of the Middle Ages (CeSIM)

- Laboratory of Sociology and Anthropology of Science (LASAS)

Logic Group

- Neurophilosophy. Research in Philosophy of Neuroscience

Performing Identity Seminar (PIS)


Research Seminars

They are seminars related to the research activities of teachers, researchers and post-docs. They are scheduled on annual or semi-annual cycles and are open to students and all interested parties.

- Seminars of Philosophy of Perception, Mind and Language

- Seminars of Philosophy of Image

- Seminars on Immanuel Kant

Seminars on Martin Heidegger

Synousiai. Seminars of Ancient Philosophy

- Workplace Studies Research Group

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