The PhD in Philosophy is an advanced research programme carried out under the supervision of a doctoral coordinator and which is completed by the defence of an original research. Critical and autonomous thinking, as well as academic writing and research methodology skills, essential for the elaboration of a PhD thesis are continuously improved over the course of the studies. To this end, the curriculum of the Doctoral School contains a number of elective courses enabling PhD students to develop a better focus on their specific research area and to become familiar with the standards of academic research. Doctoral supervisors are chosen among the Professors of the Faculty of Philosophy and Associated Professors of the Doctoral School. Over the course of the studies, PhD students elaborate and defend research reports, and they are encouraged to be actively involved in the academic life of the faculty, by participating in conferences and other activities organized by the research centres.
Main research areas:
- Theoretical Philosophy: Metaphysics, Ontology, Logic, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind.
- Practical Philosophy and History of Philosophy: Social and Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Aesthetics, Philosophy of History, Ancient, Medieval and Contemporary Philosophy, Ethics of International Relations, Philosophy and Cultural Diplomacy.