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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
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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Academic staff


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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.

activated in the A.Y. 2019/2020
Foreign language: B2 level if 1st language, B1 CB TEST, if 2nd language
Compulsory Traineeship
Final exam

1° Year


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

Foreign language: B2 level if 1st language, B1 CB TEST, if 2nd language
Compulsory Traineeship
Final exam
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°3 modules among the following
Between the years: 1°- 2°1 module among the following
Between the years: 1°- 2°

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TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.

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Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)



Sem. 1A, Sem. 1B

Learning outcomes

The course intends to deepen the conceptual, methodological and cultural instruments necessary in order to analyse and interpret a art works. The course also aims at the understanding of the logics and the conceptual structures and at the capacity to use a precise and adequate language; thus, it intends to make the students acquire the competences to form autonomously a critical judgement and to express it adequately.


Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, nothing is more grotesque than the tragic. Philosophical logic and artistic experience: Samuel Beckett – art music theatre

1. During the course we intend to investigate the relationships, especially the conflicting ones, between logic - formal, analytical, but also dialectic - and artistic experience that then leads to creation. In this sense, some works by Samuel Beckett will be analysed. We will begin with the juvenile essay on Proust in which not only a profound critique of logic is elaborated, but also the relationships between the concepts of voluntary memory and involuntary memory, intellect and sensitive perception, time, habit and death.
2. Subsequently, some ways in which these elaborations are translated into theatrical compositional procedures will be examined. Thus we will read and comment Waiting for Godot, as regards the grotesque of the tragic, and then Endgame, as regards the funny aspects of unhappiness. In addition, the artistic aspects (in the sense of the figurative arts) and music in the theatrical style of Beckett will be underlined.
3. These last aspects also connect the course to some theatrical and musical events that will take place at the same time in Milan (we intend to organize tickets at a reduced cost and travel to attend some of the events between October and November): The first presentation of the new work of György Kurtág, Samuel Beckett: Fin de partie. Scènes et monologues. Opéra en un acte, on commission of the Teatro alla Scala, the mise en scène of Endgame with Glauco Mauri (production of the Piccolo Teatro) and some concerts of the Milano Musica Festival which this year bears the title György Kurtág. Ascoltando Beckett.

At the terms of the examination, however, the bibliography indicated below is used.

Prior knowledge and skills: It is convenient that the student has taken the Aesthetic exam during the Bachelor Degree Course; otherwise it is advisable to study an Introduction to the subject, for example: Markus Ophälders, Filosofia Arte Estetica, Mimesis, Milano 2008.


- S. Beckett, Aspettando Godot, in: Id, Teatro completo, Einaudi-Gallimard, Torino 1994, pp. 1 – 83.
- Id, Finale di partita, in Id, Teatro completo, cit., pp. 85 – 131.
- Id, Proust, a cura di P. Pagliano, SE, Milano 2004.
- T. W. Adorno, Tentativo di capire il Finale di partita, in: Id., Note per la letteratura, Einaudi, Torino 1979 e sgg., pp. 267-308 .
- N. Pasqualicchio, Il sarto gnostico, Ombre corte, Verona 2006.
- M. Ophälders, A che punto siamo della notte?, in: Id, Labirinti, Mimesis, Milano 2008, pp. 11 – 22.
- Id, “Pensa, porco (pausa …)”. La filosofia sul palcoscenico di Samuel Beckett, in: La filosofia a teatro, a cura di A. Costazza, Cisalpino, Milano 2010, pp. 263 – 283.
- Id, Sarà una risata che vi seppellirà, in: L’utopia alla prova dell’umorismo, a cura di Rosalba Maletta, Mimesis, Milano 2018 (forthcoming).


The didactic methods adopted are not distinct between attending and non-attending students. They consist of frontal lessons and collective discussions devoted to the transmission and critical examination of concepts and structures of thinking and reflection and their respective application tools to implement theoretical notions in the direction of autonomous critical judgment.
Throughout the academic year, the teacher also holds a regular individual Reception at the times indicated on his page (without having to set a specific appointment). However, it is recommended that you consult the messages to be informed of any changes. During the first lesson, attending students will receive the full lesson schedule with the dates and topics discussed. Information on timetables and classrooms is also provided.
The content of books and lessons is adhering to the program.

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
M. Ophalders A che punto siamo della notte?, in: Id, Labirinti Mimesis 2008 pp. 11 – 22.
S. Beckett Aspettando Godot, in: Id, Teatro completo Einaudi-Gallimard 1994 pp. 1 – 83
S. Beckett Finale di partita, in Id, Teatro completo Einaudi-Gallimard 1994 pp. 85 – 131.
N. Pasqualicchio Il sarto gnostico. Temi e figure del teatro di Beckett Ombre corte 2006
M. Ophalders “Pensa, porco (pausa …)”. La filosofia sul palcoscenico di Samuel Beckett, in: La filosofia a teatro, a cura di A. Costazza Cisalpino 2010 pp. 263 – 283.
S. Beckett Proust SE 2004
M. Ophalders Sarà una risata che vi seppellirà, in: L’utopia alla prova dell’umorismo, a cura di Francesco Clerici, Sara di Alessandro e Rosalba Maletta, Mimesis, Milano 2018, pp. 283-301. Mimesis 2018 Il libro è in stampa.
T. W. Adorno Tentativo di capire il Finale di partita, in: Id., Note per la letteratura Einaudi 1979 pp. 267 - 308.

Examination Methods


The assessment of the learning outcomes involves an oral test, during which the issues discussed during the course and studied in the texts will be developed. The exam aims at ensuring knowledge of the topics under discussion and the ability to apply the concepts and logical methodologies to the various issues proposed.

This indivisible oral test is about the whole program; it consists of an interview with the teacher and tries to verify:
- the depth and breadth of the knowledge gained;
- the property of language;
- the ability to systematically connect knowledge;
- analytical and argumentative ability.

The vote is expressed in marks from 18 to 30/30.

ERASMUS students are requested to contact the teacher at the beginning of the courses to agree together the teaching methods and the assessment tests.

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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There you will find information, resources and services useful during your time at the University (Student’s exam record, your study plan on ESSE3, Distance Learning courses, university email account, office forms, administrative procedures, etc.). You can log into MyUnivr with your GIA login details: only in this way will you be able to receive notification of all the notices from your teachers and your secretariat via email and soon also via the Univr app.

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.


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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.