Studying at the University of Verona

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, 2024 Oct 31, 2024
Sem. 1B Nov 11, 2024 Dec 21, 2024
Sem. 2A Feb 17, 2025 Mar 29, 2025
Sem. 2B Apr 7, 2025 May 24, 2025
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale Jan 7, 2025 Feb 15, 2025

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Badino Massimiliano

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Bernini Lorenzo

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Bertolazzi Riccardo

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Bondì Davide

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Erle Giorgio

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Fornari Giuseppe

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Guaraldo Olivia

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Ophaelders Markus Georg

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Panattoni Riccardo

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Poggi Davide

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Pontrandolfo Stefania

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Stavru Alessandro

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Tuppini Tommaso

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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 enrollment year.

1° Year


2° Year  It will be activated in the A.Y. 2025/2026

Final exam
It will be activated in the A.Y. 2025/2026
Final exam
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°
1 module among the following
Between the years: 1°- 2°
3 modules among the following
Between the years: 1°- 2°
3 modules among the following
Between the years: 1°- 2°
2 modules among the following
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Foreing language (B1 if 2nd language, B2 if 2nd language)
Between the years: 1°- 2°

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Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)


Courses Single


The teaching is organized as follows:





Sem. 2B

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Davide Poggi





Sem. 2B

Academic staff

Davide Poggi

Learning objectives

Metaphysics The course aims to identify the research horizons that characterize metaphysics as the culmination of philosophical inquiry by means of a comparison with an exemplary personality and with a key text in which the question is approached in a theoretically relevant and historically influential way. In such way, the student will be able to acquire the mastery of the metaphysical concepts and lexicon. Secondly, the course aims to provide the critical tools to orient oneself among the different theses, which all often contradict each other, with a special attention to the research perspectives identified by contemporary thought, whose foundations, scope and limits will be discussed. The aim of the course is therefore to provide the students with sufficient critical skills for further study and for the application of their own knowledge to the areas of reference of the current debate, supported by adequate logical-argumentative, hermeneutic, and linguistic skills.

Prerequisites and basic notions

No prerequisites: just basic knowledge of the history of philosophy.


The content of the course of Metaphysics (UL: traditional lectures) is: "Self, world and God according to Leibniz's Discourse of Metaphysics".
The course will follow the internal division of Leibniz’s Discourse of Metaphysics, which is the subject of both the course and the final examination:
1) General introduction to the course, bio-bibliographical introduction to Leibniz and to the philosophical context of the Discourse of Metaphysics;
2) Critical examination of the Discourse of Metaphysics: by means of the traditional lectures held by the teacher;
3) critical examination of the main philosophical positions of the Leibniz's era: in seminar/workshop form by the students (under the guidance of the teacher).
The texts required for the course and the final examination are:
1) Gottfried Wilhelm LEIBNIZ, Discourse of Metaphysics: this text will be available as handout (in full compliance with copyright laws) ONLY on the e-learning platform of the University website: thus, distrust all those copy shops that propose the sale of the above-mentioned handout as “official”.
The reference texts are the same for both attending students and not attending ones.
Additional texts and teaching materials will also be communicated on the e-learning platform of the University website.


Visualizza la bibliografia con Leganto, strumento che il Sistema Bibliotecario mette a disposizione per recuperare i testi in programma d'esame in modo semplice e innovativo.

Didactic methods

- The teaching methods (for the first part of the course: 24 hours) consist of traditional lectures (face-to-face and online streaming) axed on the reading and the comment on texts of the Discourse of Metaphysics, with the aim of transmitting: 1) the key concepts of theoretical philosophy with regard to the metaphysics; 2) the key concepts of both Leibnitian philosophy and its exegesis; 3) the critical means that are useful for understanding (and for dealing with) the problematic issues involved in Leibniz’s thought.
Each lesson will be recorded and (together with the materials examined during the course) uploaded on the e-learning platform of the University (as mp3 files, or file video via Panopto), with the aim of easing the study for both attending students and those who can not attend lectures, or in the case of the impossibility of face-to-face lessons.
- the second part of the course (for a total of 24 hours) will consist os seminars/workshops (provided face-to-face and streaming online; NOT recorded) carried out by students; under the guidance of the teacher, students (both those who follow the traditional face-to-face lessons and those who attend via streaming Zoom) must deal directly with and analyze the texts of the main philosophers of Leibniz's era concerning "Self, world and God".
The actual way in which this will happen will depend on the number of participating students (in presence and/or via streaming Zoom) and, consequently, will be decided and communicated by the teacher during the first lessons.
REMARK FOR NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS: students who will not be able to attend the lessons (in presence or via streaming Zoom) must replace the second part of the course (that is the sections carried out in a seminar/workshop way) by writing an essay of about 25,000 characters including spaces (font: Times New Roman; font size: 12pt for the body of the text, 10pt for the footnotes; line spacing: 1.5; alignment: justified) concerning a topic chosen together with the teacher. This essay must be submitted (by e-mail to the institutional e-mail address of the teacher) one week before the official examination, in order to allow the the time necessary to formulate a judgment (which will contribute to the final evaluation: see the section "examination methods"). Non-attending students, for writing the essay in replacement of the seminar/workshop part of the course, may possibly require an additional bibliography (depending on their needs/requests / interests, etc.). The teacher will be happy to help them in order to build any additional bibliography.
During the academic year, an individual consultation service is also available (at the teacher's study, by e-mail, or via Zoom) at the times indicated on the web pages (and readily updated), or agreed with the teacher (especially in the case of telematic meetings).
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.

Learning assessment procedures

The assessment of the learning outcomes of both the key concepts and the issues which concern Leibniz's Discourse of Metaphysics, will be done by means of an oral examination (face-to-face) concerning the programme carried out during the course.
The examination methods are different for attending and non-attending students as regards the following aspects:
• for attending students (in presence and/or via streaming Zoom) the evaluation of their active participation will also contribute to the final evaluation;
• for non-attending students, the teacher, for the final evaluation, will take into consideration his own evaluation of the essay submitted by students (please refer to the "Remark for non-attending students", in the "Teaching methods" section, for typographical standards and submission rules).

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

Evaluation criteria

The 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.

Criteria for the composition of the final grade

The grades are expressed in thirtieths (and in special cases the mention of praise is also granted).

Exam language


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Type D and Type F activities

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Module/Programme news

News for students

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 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.


Gestione carriere

Linguistic training CLA




List of thesis 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

Practical information for students


Title Info File
File pdf 1 - Guida per lo studente - AGGIORNAMENTO 2022 pdf, it, 325 KB, 16/07/24
File pdf 2 - Guida per lo studente - AGGIORNAMENTO 2020 pdf, it, 212 KB, 02/05/23
File pdf 3 - Guida per lo studente - AGGIORNAMENTO 2013 pdf, it, 131 KB, 02/05/23

Student mentoring

Student login and resources


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.