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A community of research


University is not an institution where one can just obtain academic titles. University is a community of students and teachers who together learn to love thinking itself, to understand the questions which rose from ages past and to deal with new questions as and when they emerge. For teachers, indeed there is a need for constant presence, the desire to face new themes every year, a style of teaching in which the lessons are supplemented by seminars, conferences and meetings that allow free speech to evolve through the medium of diverse free-thought expressions. For students it necessitates the will to take part actively in academic life and to be co-responsible for its good performance with a critical and creative presence. For everyone, it also implies encouraging an atmosphere of friendship, which is not only a nice feeling, but a shared ideal. This is the spirit which distinguishes the study of philosophy at Tor Vergata.

Economy and work


From the academic year 2012-2013 onwards as per the new directives for the restructuring of all Italian universities, the graduate program in Philosophy will be under the auspices of the new Department of Business Government Philosophy Studies. In Italy the alliance forged between the economic and philosophical disciplines will be the first of its kind, the likes of which are found already in other countries serving as ideal examples of the benefits that such an alliance presents itself. What change does this new alliance bring about? Depending on the points of view it can be little or much. Little will change, because the master’s course in philosophy will continue with its own character, its own teaching staff and its own educational standards. It can also mean that much will change because for the first time in Italy the study of philosophy will be placed in a new context, which will not only enrich the curriculum but also opens up a bountiful of opportunities as students enter the world of work and serves to maximize potential in some of the most vital sectors of the public debate. Philosophy students can choose to follow regular courses in the faculty of economics as well as courses which are specifically designed to bridge the gap between the two fields. The degree of commitment on the part of the department of Philosophy however remains unchanged to offer solid preparation that garners for employment opportunities in both new and the old employment opportunities that philosophical discipline caters for namely: teaching, research, philosophical counseling, management of personnel, publishing and fine arts.

Quality target


To fill in up the curriculum for the Masters program in Philosophy, students can choose from about fifteen different subjects with an advanced level. Some fields receive more representation. The studies in Antiquity concern the origins of Western civilization in the Greek and Roman world and the first centuries of Christianity, where philosophy has played a crucial role as a catalyst and creator of culture, offering the ideal of freedom of knowledge which is still quite crucial even to this very day. The history of ancient philosophy and late antiquity is also well supported by other disciplines that touch on the history of civilization, science and literature. The field of history of philosophy studies the evolution of philosophy through the ages, showing its internal dynamics and correlations with other cultural phenomena. In this way it proposes the idea of philosophy as critical knowledge, including within itself also the synergies with the teachings of moral theories and connecting with the interests of the ancient field. The field of ethics examines both the foundations of ethics and the world of applied ethics. In this way the course characterizes itself for its attempt to bring the major themes of contemporary debate (in bioethics, law, religion, aesthetics) to their roots in the very question of man himself. A particular attention is devoted to subjects and themes that allow you to build bridges with the world of economics, education and the arts. The choice is wide and one can develop different paths to study, but the goal is the overall quality: each course is an opportunity to be involved in a research proposed and carried out by the professor. In this way the degree is also for those who wish to continue their studies, an initiation to the PhD program, run by a High School of Studies in Philosophy with a board of professors with an international pedigree.

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