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About us

Welcome to the Department of Philosophy

The Department, with an average population of 300 students, offers courses at both undergraduate and graduate level. There also is an International Masters Program on the Philosophy of German Idealism, organized in collaboration with the University of Jena (Germany) and the University of Padua. Students are constantly involved in departmental activities and in activities and events in other structures on campus as well as in cultural exchanges with other European universities, thanks to the many bilateral agreements signed by Sapienza University through the Erasmus+ Program.
Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students enjoy the vast range of material available in the Library of Philosophy as well as by attending seminars, conferences and courses organized by important internal Institutions: the ‘E. Castelli’ Institute of Philosophical Studies, the Informatics Laboratory and the NeuCoS Laboratory. Other structures such as the ‘Gentile Foundation’ and the ‘ILIESI-CNR’ also collaborate with our department to expand areas and perspectives for philosophical research.
Undergraduate and graduate students can take courses in different areas of the history of philosophy (including seminars on dedicated topics such as ‘Research Group on Cartesianism’) as well as in other philosophical fields (theoretical studies, ethics/bioethics, aesthetics, philosophy of language, political philosophy, history of science). The PhD Program in Philosophy regularly provides cycles of seminars and conferences open to the participation of Italian and international scholars.
The Department of Philosophy is hosted at floors two and three of ‘Villa Mirafiori’ (Via Carlo Fea 2, Roma), a private residence built at the end of XIX century and bought by Sapienza-University in 1975, with a wonderful park also hosting cultural events.

Director: Prof. Piergiorgio Donatelli
Department Administrator: Dr. Gianfrancesco Marigliano