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The course in brief


The three-year course of study in Philosophy includes within it several research directions:

  • epistemological
  • historical-theoretical
  • ethical-political
  • psycho-pedagogical

Advances critical and in-depth knowledge of the history of philosophical and scientific thought through reading classic works and thematic exercises.

Prepares for the analysis of problems and the use of argumentative modes for the formation of critical judgment on the subjects under study.

Learning by doing

Frontal lectures, seminar meetings and written reports on the main classical works.

Exercises on texts in the original language.

Participation in conferences organised by the Department of Antiquities, Philosophy and History (DAFIST) and the School.

Professional outlets

Secondary school teaching - continuing with the LM in Philosophical Methodologies - in the respective classes: A18 (Philosophy and Humanities, former 36A) and A19 (History and Philosophy, former 37A).


Public administration.

Cultural promotion centers.


  • Bioethics, public ethics, work ethics, communication ethics
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  • Analysis of the topics of the natural and logical-mathematical sciences, in the perspective
    Of a critical judgment on epistemological disciplines
  • Analysis of the themes of the sciences of man and society, in order to learn to develop a critical judgment
    on psychological, pedagogical and sociological disciplines
  • Analysis of the themes of the language and cognitive sciences
  • Analysis of the philosophical themes of the communication and information sciences
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Dear students, dear students, the faculty of the Course of Study in Philosophy welcome you to a community not only of academics but also of critical discussion


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Where we are

Department of Antiquities, Philosophy, History - DAFIST

Educational Secretariat
. Via Balbi 4 - 3rd floor
16126 Genoa
+39 010 209 51444

Studies of teachers
Via Balbi 2 - 4 - 6
16126 Genoa

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Humanities Student One-Stop Shop

Via Balbi 4 - ground floor
16126 Genoa
+39 010 209 51690

website (for info and to book an appointment)

You can write to to obtain information about:

  • enrolment and enrolment; transfers; course transitions
  • recognitions from other careers
  • admission to pathways leading to enrolment in master's degrees (Bridge careers)
  • resumption of studies; suspension and renunciation of studies
  • request for certificates; request for duplicates
  • enrolment in individual training activities

You can write to to obtain information:

  • general information on courses of study
  • on the Study Plans
  • on the submission of degree applications

Other reference offices and useful contacts:


Welcome Office

Disability and DSA

Fees and Benefits Office

Office of Internships

International Mobility Desk

Committees and Course Referees

Student Representatives

Documents and forms

Guidelines and Regulations

Students with disabilities or DSAs are reminded that in order to request adaptations for examinations, they must first enter their certification on the University website at the page in the "Students" section (you will find instructions on how to enter it online in the attachment). The documentation will be checked by the University's Services for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities and DSA Department (
. Subsequently, at least 10 days before the date of the exam, an e-mail must be sent to the teacher with whom the exam will be taken, including in copy knowledge of both the School Contact Person for the inclusion of students with disabilities and with DSA (Prof. Elisabetta Colagrossi: and the Sector indicated above. The e-mail must specify:

  • surname, name and matriculation number;
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  • course of study
  • teaching name;
  • date of the call and method of the examination (written or oral);
  • compensatory tools and dispensatory measures deemed functional and required
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The contact person will confirm to the teacher that the applicant has the right to request adaptations in the examination and that these adaptations must be agreed upon with the teacher. The lecturer will respond by informing the applicant whether the requested adaptations can be used.

The lecturer will inform the applicant whether the requested adaptations can be used. Requests must be sent at least 10 days before the date of the exam in order to allow the lecturer to assess their content. In particular, if you intend to use concept maps
conceptual maps for the exam (which must be much more concise than the maps used for the study) if the submission does not respect the deadline, there will not be the technical time necessary to make any changes.

For further information on requesting services and adaptations please consult the Guidelines.