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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 23, 2019 Oct 31, 2019
Sem. 1B Nov 11, 2019 Jan 11, 2020
Sem. 2A Feb 17, 2020 Mar 28, 2020
Sem. 2B Apr 6, 2020 May 30, 2020
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione d'esame invernale Jan 13, 2020 Feb 15, 2020
Sessione d'esame estiva Jun 3, 2020 Jul 25, 2020
Sessione d'esame autunnale Aug 24, 2020 Sep 19, 2020
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione di laurea estiva Jul 6, 2020 Jul 11, 2020
Sessione di laurea autunnale Nov 2, 2020 Nov 6, 2020
Sessione di laurea invernale Apr 7, 2021 Apr 13, 2021
Holidays
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Chiusura Ateneo Nov 2, 2019 Nov 2, 2019
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2019 Dec 8, 2019
Vacanze di Natale Dec 23, 2019 Jan 6, 2020
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 10, 2020 Apr 14, 2020
Festa della liberazione Apr 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020
Festa del lavoro May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Sospensione delle lezioni May 2, 2020 May 2, 2020
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2020 May 21, 2020
Sospensione delle lezioni May 22, 2020 May 23, 2020
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2020 Jun 2, 2020
Vacanze estive Aug 10, 2020 Aug 15, 2020

Exam calendar

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A B C E F 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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Cusinato Guido

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Erle Giorgio

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Fornari Giuseppe

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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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Mortari Luigina

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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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Prandi Luisa

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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. 2020/2021
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. 2020/2021

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

Also offered in courses:

Language

Italian

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

M-FIL/02 - LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

Period

Sem. 2B dal Apr 6, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

Learning outcomes

Epistemology and Philosophy of Science The course is an introduction to the Contemporary Philosophy of Science, with the aim of highlighting the most meaningful moments in the development of the Science and the philosophical issues which are involved in. Expected outcomes:
• to be able to critically examine the fundamental 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, in order to
• understand the conceptual grounds of the Philosophy of Science (i.e., realism, objectivity, experimental evidence, limits of validity, etc.);
• to master the Epistemological lexicon;
• to actively participate in the debates concerning developments in the field of the Philosophy of Science.

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 anarchism and the sociological approach to the epistemology.

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 Karl Popper’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. In this regard, they are encouraged to carry out seminars on topics agreed with the teacher, concerning the program dealt with during the course: these seminar activities will be recognized during the examination (the topic of the seminars will be remitted to the students).
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.

[[[ UPDATE CONCERNING COVID-19 EMERGENCY
The course of Epistemology and Philosophy of Science for Master's Degree in Philosophical Sciences will be provided, in line with the provisions of the University, on line.
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. The usual e-learning method, and not zoom, will be used.
For any questions, in the context of the covid-19 emergency, skype is added to the traditional channel of emails. ]]]


REFERENCE TEXTS
The texts required are as follows:
1) David Oldroyd, Storia della filosofia della scienza. Da Platone a Popper e oltre [The Arch of Knowledge], Italian translation by L. Sosio, Milano, Il Saggiatore (Net), 2002, capp. VI-IX.
2) Karl Popper, Logica della scoperta scientifica. Il carattere autocorrettivo della scienza [The Logic of Scientific Discovery], Foreword by G. Giorello, Italian translation by M. Trinchero, Torino, Einaudi, 2010.
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
Karl Popper Logica della scoperta scientifica. Il carattere autocorrettivo della scienza Einaudi 2010
David Oldroyd Storia della filosofia della scienza. Da Platone a Popper NET, Milano 2002

Examination Methods

The assessment of the learning outcomes of both the key concepts and the issues which concern both the philosophy of science and the Popper’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 seminar activities carried out during the course will be recognized during the examination: the topic discussed by the students will be remitted.
The grades are expressed in thirtieths.
The examination is the same for both attending students and non-attending ones.

[[COVID-19 EMERGENCY UPDATE for a.y. 2020-2021: due to the protraction of the COVID-19 emergency for the academic year 2020-2021, examinations will take place only on Zoom. The oral modality of the examination is confirmed. ]]]

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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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.

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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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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.