Degree Programme

The Masters Course in Philosophy aims to provide students with the historical, theoretical and methodological skills specific to philosophical studies.

An adequate knowledge of the historical course of philosophical thought, articulated in ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary chronological areas will allow to position individual philosophers and the different movements of thought in a perspective view. Once adequate awareness of the problems related to the historiographical methodology and the interpretation of the texts has been acquired, the student will also acquire the hermeneutical tools and critical evaluation that are required in view of a personal elaboration of philosophical issues. The teaching activities will involve the field of ethics, the philosophy of politics and social sciences in general, they will address philosophy in its connection with legal disciplines, with economics and ecology. In the aesthetic field, premises will be laid for a reflection which, starting from the forms of artistic expression, will be extended to investigate conditions and structures of experience in general. Subject of discussion will be the major issues that affect human life in relation to the natural environment, language, the religious dimension and gender issues. The student will be provided with the analytical and logical-argumentative skills they need for mastering the diversity of knowledge and the various models of rationality (theoretical, practical, linguistic or communicative). It will be introduced to logic and philosophy of science in relation to the natural, physical and mathematical sciences, in a theoretical and historical perspective. Philosophy students will be able to acquire a double degree title by participating in the international Italian-German course on German Idealism and Modern European Philosophy according to the modalities prescribed by the agreement stipulated between Sapienza and the Universities of Jena and Padua. Graduates will be able to rely on a useful preparation to start a possible research career (PhD in "Philosophy" and Masters Programmes, both activated in the Department), as well as further training in view of higher education. They can access, through specific competitions, direct careers in public and private bodies (personnel management, studies and documentation offices, public relations, etc.). Their training will enable them to work in the field of publishing, traditional journalism or multimedia and in general of all the professions that are connected not only to the diffusion and organization of culture but also to the contact with society in a much broader sense.