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Courses: 16 CFU and 3 papers

  • Students are required to obtain at least 16 CFU by attending courses within the end of the third semester (18 months after the enrolment at the PhD school) and write 3 different papers (between 5000 and 8000 words each) related to topics of three courses.
  • Each CFU corresponds to 5 hours of lectures or classwork.
  • Students are required to register well in advance (at least 2 weeks before) by sending an e-mail to the contact person specified in the program. Attendance to at least 80% of the total number of hours is compulsory.
  • In agreement with their tutors and with the approval of the PhD Board, students may obtain some of the required CFUs by attending courses offered by other doctoral schools, in particular by those with which our school has an informal agreement, namely the Northwestern Italian Philosophy Consortium (FINO, http://www.fino.unige.it), The Doctoral School in Philosophy of the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa (http://phd.sns.it/it/filosofia/) and the Doctoral School in Cognitive Neurosciences and Philosophy of Mind) of the Scuola Universitaria Superiore Pavia (http://old.iusspavia.it/index.php?id=32#.W73HlS_d8Wo). Funding for travel and subsistence may be provided, depending on the number of requests and on availability, by the doctoral school, subject to the approval of tutors and of the PhD Board. For this reason this kind of activity must be planned well in advance.
  • Some of these courses will be organized as cycles of seminars or reading groups.

Other activities

  • For all the 3 years of their PhD programme, students are expected to attend the most important talks, workshops or conferences organized by the doctoral school. Attendance to some of these, marked by the label PhD School will be compulsory for all the students. For others, individual attendance may be requested by tutors.

Upcoming PhD School Appointments  

July 19-22, 2022: ESPP & SPP 2022 Joint Conference

This year, from 19-22 July, the Department of Philosophy of the University of Milan will host the 3rd Joint Conference of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP) and its North American partner, the Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SPP). The ESPP (founded in 1992) and the SPP (founded in 1974) are devoted to the furtherance of enquiry relating jointly to the fields of philosophy, psychology, neuroscience and related disciplines. By bringing leading researchers from these fields every year together at their annual conferences in Europe and in North America respectively, the ESPP and the SPP play a key role in facilitating interdisciplinary research in Europe and North America. As such, they also provide an important platform for Phd students, postdocs and researchers at all levels to present and discuss the latest research. This year marks a special year insofar as the ESPP and the SPP will meet together for just their third joint conference, and the first since 2011. Having been selected to host this event, the Department of Philosophy at the University of Milan is looking forward to welcoming researchers from around the world and to engaging in stimulating discussions of the latest research.

Uku Tooming: "Flavor in the Moment"

The video recorded on February 18, 2022, of the Half-Baked Online Colloquia Series has been published. The Half-Baked Online Colloquia Series are organizzed by Andrea Borghini and Culinary Mind.

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