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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.

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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 21, 2020 Oct 31, 2020
Sem. 1B Nov 9, 2020 Jan 9, 2021
Sem. 2A Feb 15, 2021 Apr 1, 2021
Sem. 2B Apr 14, 2021 May 29, 2021
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione d'esame invernale Jan 14, 2021 Feb 13, 2021
Sessione d'esame estiva Jun 7, 2021 Jul 24, 2021
Sessione d'esame autunnale Aug 23, 2021 Sep 18, 2021
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione di laurea estiva Jul 5, 2021 Jul 10, 2021
Sessione di laurea autunnale Nov 8, 2021 Nov 13, 2021
Sessione di laurea invernale Mar 28, 2022 Apr 1, 2022
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2020 Nov 1, 2020
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2020 Dec 8, 2020
Vacanze di Natale Dec 24, 2020 Jan 6, 2021
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 2, 2021 Apr 6, 2021
Festa della liberazione Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021
Festa del lavoro May 1, 2021 May 1, 2021
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2021 Jun 2, 2021
Vacanze estive Aug 9, 2021 Aug 15, 2021

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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.

activated in the A.Y. 2021/2022
Foreign language: B2 level if 1st language, B1 CB TEST, if 2nd language
Compulsory Traineeship
Final exam

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Foreign language: B2 level if 1st language, B1 CB TEST, if 2nd language
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Between the years: 1°- 2°Tre insegnamenti a scelta
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Sem. 1B dal Nov 9, 2020 al Jan 9, 2021.

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.


The course aims to give answers (certainly not definitive) to a fundamental question: What is the value of science in the contemporary debate? To tackle this problem, understand its scope and stimulate curiosity, we will study a specific case: computer science as information science. We will see how this "new" science was born and place it in the broader history of science, what are its epistemological foundations, its limits, its ambitions towards an artificial intelligence, and how this is placed in the economic, ethical, and social context.

Course content:
1) Outlines of the history of the philosophy of science: from Leibniz to neo-positivism up to the contemporary debate;
2) Realism and constructivism;
3) From verificationism to falsificationism: scientific experience and scientific theories;
4) Positivism and determinism: automata, machines, constructivism: from C. Babbage to A. Turing
5) Language and specification: syntax and semantics: machines, languages, data, algorithms, computing
6) The limits of computable: Information and computational thinking, substitutability, falsifiability, objectification of information, Data-Science vs Computer Science
7) Artificial Intelligence e philosophy
8) Ethics and digital philosophy

The teaching methods consist of frontal lessons which will be divided into two moments:
1) general part: this is an introduction to the philosophy of "contemporary science", with the presentation of some important moments of scientific development, suitable for the transmission of the basic historical-conceptual notions regarding the philosophy of science and epistemology. In this general part we will follow the order of the topics of the first of the adopted texts, History of the philosophy of science by Oldroyd, with in addition anthological material that will be distributed in class;
2) monographic part: we will study the philosophical bases of computer science as information science, its genesis within the debate on the foundations of mathematics of the early 1900s, its history, and its current evolution, yet focusing on epistemological aspects, ethical and social aspects of this "new" science.

The lectures also make use of slides, in order to make learning clearer and more immediate and stimulate the active participation of students. In this regard, students are encouraged to carry out seminar activities regarding topics agreed with the teacher and related to the program of the course: these seminar activities will be recognized during the exam. An individual reception service is also available throughout the academic year at the teacher's office, at the times indicated on the web pages of the course.
At the first lesson, students will receive the complete calendar of teaching activities with the dates and topics covered in the lessons for which the timetable and classroom are provided. Any suspension of lessons by the teacher for academic reasons will be promptly communicated both in the classroom and on the website or other platforms agreed with the students.

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
P. Odifreddi Classical recursion theory Elsevier North-Holland 1989
Dovier A. Giacobazzi R. Fondamenti dell'Informatica: Linguaggi Formali, Calcolabilità e Complessità. Bollati Boringhieri 2020 9788833933795
Imre Lakatos & Paul Feyerabend For and Against Method The University of Chicago 1999 0-226-46774-0
Federigo Enriques Il significato della storia del pensiero scientifico Barbieri 2004 88-7533-012-3
Giuseppe O. Longo I nuovo Golem Laterza 1998
T.S. Kuhn La struttura delle rivoluzioni scientifiche Einaudi 2009
Federigo Enriques La teoria della conoscenza scientifica da Kant ai nostri giorni Zanichelli 1987
Ludovico Geymonat Lineamenti di filosofia della scienza Mondadori 1985
Federigo Enriques Per la scienza Bibliopolis 2000
Hermann Weyl Philosophy of mathematics and natural science Princeton University Press 2009
Ettore Casari Questioni di filosofia della matematica Feltrinelli 1964
Oldroyd, David Storia della filosofia della scienza. Da platone a popper e oltre ETS 1998 88-428-0615-3
Giovanni Boniolo, Paolo Vidali Strumenti per ragionare. Le regole logiche, la pratica argomentativa, l'inferenza probabilistica. (Edizione 3) Pearson 2017
Luciano Floridi The Philosophy of Information Oxford University Press 2014
Martin Davis The universal computer CRC Press 2011

Examination Methods

The exam consists in an individual seminar on topics covered in class and agreed with the teacher. The seminar lasting 20mins will have to frame the problem in the historical-cultural context of reference (30% of the evaluation), deal analytically with the various aspects relating to the problem, eg. methodologies used and socio-cultural impact (20% of the evaluation) and outline scenarios of philosophical interest related to the problem dealt with (50% of the evaluation). To carry out the seminar, students will be able to use slides or other multimedia material.

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 ➔ 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.




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
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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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.