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Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
Sem. 1A Sep 24, 2018 Nov 10, 2018
Sem. 1B Nov 19, 2018 Jan 12, 2019
Sem. 2A Feb 18, 2019 Mar 30, 2019
Sem. 2B Apr 8, 2019 Jun 1, 2019
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione Invernale Jan 14, 2019 Feb 16, 2019
Sessione Estiva (Gli esami sono sospesi durante la Sessione di laurea) Jun 3, 2019 Jul 27, 2019
Sessione Autunnale Aug 26, 2019 Sep 21, 2019
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione Estiva Jul 8, 2019 Jul 13, 2019
Sessione Autunnale Nov 4, 2019 Nov 9, 2019
Sessione Invernale Mar 30, 2020 Apr 4, 2020
Holidays
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Festa dell’Immacolata Dec 8, 2018 Dec 8, 2018
Vacanze di Natale Dec 22, 2018 Jan 6, 2019
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 19, 2019 Apr 23, 2019
Festa della liberazione Apr 25, 2019 Apr 25, 2019
Festa del lavoro May 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Festa del Santo Patrono - S. Zeno May 21, 2019 May 21, 2019
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2019 Jun 2, 2019
Vacanze Estive Aug 12, 2019 Aug 17, 2019

Exam calendar

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Exam calendar

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Academic staff

A B C E G M N O P R S T Z

Annechini Claudia

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Bernini Lorenzo

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Buonopane Alfredo

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Ciancio Luca

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Cusinato Guido

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Erle Giorgio

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Guaraldo Olivia

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Macor Laura Anna

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Marcolungo Ferdinando Luigi

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Moro Valentina

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Napolitano Linda

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Ophaelders Markus Georg

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Panattoni Riccardo

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Piasere Leonardo

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Poggi Davide

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Pozzo Riccardo

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Prandi Luisa

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Righetti Nicola

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Rossi Mariaclara

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Solla Gianluca

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Stavru Alessandro

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Tommasi Wanda

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Tuppini Tommaso

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Zamboni Chiara

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Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
12
B
M-FIL/03
activated in the A.Y. 2019/2020
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
Foreign language: B2 level if 1st language, B1 CB TEST, if 2nd language
6
F
-
Compulsory Traineeship
6
F
-
Final exam
18
E
-

1° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
12
B
M-FIL/03

2° Year activated in the A.Y. 2019/2020

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
Foreign language: B2 level if 1st language, B1 CB TEST, if 2nd language
6
F
-
Compulsory Traineeship
6
F
-
Final exam
18
E
-
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°3 modules among the following
6
B
M-FIL/01
Between the years: 1°- 2°1 module among the following
Between the years: 1°- 2°

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Teaching code

4S007336

Teacher

Davide Poggi

Coordinatore

Davide Poggi

Credits

6

Language

Italian

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

M-FIL/02 - LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

Period

Sem. 2B dal Apr 8, 2019 al Jun 1, 2019.

Learning outcomes

The purpose of the course is not only to provide students with the conceptual grounds of the philosophy of science (i.e., realism, objectivity, experimental evidence, etc.), but also to make them able to understand the fundamental (and problematical) assumptions of Positivism, the relationship between the twentieth century “linguistic turn” of philosophy and the philosophy of science and, finally, the implications of the sociological methodology when applied to epistemological subjects. Together with conceptual clarity, the course pays special attention to the acquisition of the terminological precision, which is necessary to deal with contemporary epistemological debate.

Program

Syllabus

The course aims to provide an answer (which does not claim to be exhaustive, but rather tries not to be defective) to the following questions: what is the value of science in the contemporary debate? What importance does the history of science have in the development of new epistemological paradigms?
The contents of the course are:
1) Outlines of the history of philosophy of science: from logical positivism to the contemporary debate;
2) The transition from scientific realism to the constructivist approach to science of epistemological sociology;
3) From Verification to Falsification: the role of experience in the elaboration of scientific theories;
4) Kuhn and scientific revolutions: from the concept of linear development of science to "paradigmatic jumps";
5) Feyerabend’s epistemological irrationalism.


Didactic Methods

The teaching methods consist of traditional lectures that will be divided into two parts:
1) a general part, which intends to introduce to the contemporary philosophy of science, through the analysis of some important moments of scientific development and the philosophical issues involved in. In this general part, we will follow the order of the arguments of Oldroyd’s History of the Philosophy of Science (original title: The Arch of Knowledge), together with anthological material that will be uploaded (in full compliance with copyright laws) on the e-learning platform of the University website;
2) a monographic part dedicated to the Feyerabend’s text, Against Method, that will be read and analysed in the light of the historical and epistemological notions acquired in the first part of the course.

By means of power point presentations, on the one hand, both the teaching and the learning will be more clear and immediate and, on the other hand, students will be encouraged to actively participate to lessons.
Each lesson will be recorded in mp3 format and, together with all the material analysed during the course, will be punctually loaded on the e-learning platform of the University with the aim of easing the study for both attending students and those who can not attend lectures.
During the academic year, an individual consultation service is also available at the teacher's study, at the times indicated on the web pages and readily updated.
At the first lesson, students will receive the full calendar of teaching activities, together with the dates and classroom in which the lessons will take place and a synoptic presentation of the subject of the course.
Any suspension of lectures for academic reasons will be readily communicated in the classroom, on the web site, and on the e-learning platform forum.


Reference texts

The texts required are as follows:
1) David Oldroyd, Storia della filosofia della scienza. Da Platone a Popper e oltre, Milano, Il Saggiatore (Net), 2002, capp. VI-IX.
2) Paul Feyerabend, Contro il metodo, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2013.
The reference texts are the same for both attending students and those who can not attend lectures.

Further informations, additional texts, and teaching materials will be communicated on the e-learning platform of the University website.

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Paul Feyerabend Contro il metodo Feltrinelli 2013
David Oldroyd Storia della filosofia della scienza. Da Platone a Popper NET, Milano 2002

Examination Methods

Examination arrangements

The assessment of the learning outcomes of both the key concepts and the issues which concern both the philosophy of science and the Feyerabend’s text will be done by means of an oral examination concerning the programme carried out during the course. This examination consists of questions to test the critical and argumentative abilities of the students, the textual exegesis, the conceptual clarity, and the acquisition of an adequate philosophical vocabulary.
The grades are expressed in thirtieths.
The examination is the same for both attending students and non-attending ones.


[[[UPDATE !!! UPDATE !!! Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the examination arrangements will be modified during the 2020 summer session, in accordance with the University of Verona guidelines: the examinations will be online oral exams. ]]]

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

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Further services

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Competenze linguistiche

I crediti formativi universitari relativi alle "Ulteriori competenze linguistiche" (B1 informatizzato se seconda lingua; livello B2 completo se stessa lingua della triennale) possono essere acquisiti in una delle due seguenti modalità:

  • iscrizione da parte della/o studente presso il Centro Linguistico di Ateneo (CLA ➔ https://cla.univr.it/it/test-e-certificazioni) per il sostenimento e il superamento delle prove + iscrizione, sempre da parte della/o studente, in apposita lista per la registrazione crediti e registrazione CFU (senza presenza) da parte dell’Università.

Oppure


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Attachments

List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Linguaggio e mito in Tolkien ENGLISH LITERATURE - Critical Theory & Poetics
Dialettica del negativo in Meister Eckhart HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - MIDDLE AGES
La felicità nel Medioevo HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - MIDDLE AGES
Le figure di Eva e Maria in Ildegarda di Bingen HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - MIDDLE AGES
IA. Una critica fenomenologica al concetto di Intelligenza Artificiale The Human Mind and Its Complexity: Cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, philosophy of mind - Philosophy of science, epistemology and logic

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Student mentoring


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Activities

This web page aims to publicise, in a direct and targeted way, the activities (conferences, seminars, books presentations, etc.) promoted by the Master's Degree in Philosophical Sciences of the UniVr or pertaining to the same, in so far as they are linked to the themes and the teachers of the two-year Master's Degree.