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Philosophy of Religion: Cycle II for the Licentiate

The second cycle of Licentiate in Philosophy is addressed to students who are in possession of the degree of Baccalaureate in Philosophy. Students who have carried out philosophical studies or related studies at a State University or in other centers of ecclesiastical studies and have not attained the degree of Baccalaureate must agree with the Dean on the adaptation of the study plan.


The two-year specialization course is the second cycle of philosophical studies and leads to the attainment of the second academic degree: the Licentiate in Philosophy with a specialization in Philosophy of Religion.


The two-year course is organized according to the specialization in Philosophy of Religion. Currently the Faculty includes the following research areas: Phenomenology, Anthropology, History of Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy and Medieval Studies.


The License requires the achievement of 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), according to the following subdivision:

  1. Courses and seminars (90 ECTS);
  2. The License thesis and its defense (20 + 5 ECTS);
  3. The comprehensive oral exam (5 ECTS).

For two examinations-verification, in which the student demonstrates the ability to read and understand two modern languages ​​(English, French, German, Spanish), 5 ECTS will be given.

To reach the required number of ECTS, the student can produce (in addition to the exam) a written paper for a course of 3 ECTS that would raise it to the value of 5 ECTS or 6 ECTS if it is a synthetic work of larger size . Proceeding in this way, you can increase the value even more than a course of 3 ECTS.

The student who wishes to take the modern languages exams ​​must arrange the date of the exams with the Dean at least two months before. The student who wishes to increase the credits of a course with more work must arrange this with the respective professor and inform the Dean.

Requirements for the first ordinary enrollment:

Non-Italian students must pass the Italian language exam certifying the ability to follow the lessons. Those who do not pass the exam must follow the Italian language course proposed by the University.


At the beginning of each semester, students must complete their study plan in the appropriate form, in triplicate, which must be approved by the Dean; one copy remains with the Dean, one with the Segreteria and one with the student. The Dean can accept that among the complementary courses, two at most can be attended at other Faculties.


The student is required to choose two philosophical works on which he will report in the final oral exam. One of the two works must be taken from a list established by the Faculty.


At the beginning of the second academic year, the student plans, with a moderator, the theme of the written dissertation. This dissertation will comprise about 80 pages. This project will be indicated on the appropriate form, which is signed by the Moderator and approved by the Council of the Dean. It is then filed in the Office of Segreteria Generale. The project must be delivered to the Segreteria in a hard copy and an electronic copy.

Upon delivery of the thesis, the Dean, after hearing the Moderator, appoints the Censor; this choice is inserted in the same form with the signature of the Dean.


The program of courses and seminars is organized every year according to the following subjects:

  1. Phenomenology
  2. Metaphysics
  3. Criticism of metaphysics
  4. Philosophy of religion
  5. Great texts of Philosophy of religion
  6. Great texts of Philosophy of religion II
  7. Philosophy of language
  8. Politics and society
  9. Ancient philosophy
  10. Medieval Philosophy
  11. Anthropology
  12. Reason
  13. Philosophies and Sciences
  14. Aesthetics I
  15. Aesthetics II
  16. Various Seminars

The presentation details of the program are indicated for each course or seminar.

An annual methodological seminar is required in addition to these subjects.


First semester

[4- Filosofia della religione]
Il rito: Tradizione filosofico-teologica e riscoperta antropologica
A. Grillo250373
[1- Fenomenologia] Fenomenologia dell’esperienza religiosaPh. Nouzille250383
[14- Estetica I] Filosofia del cinemaD. Angelucci250393
[7- Filosofia del linguaggio] Retorica e SofisticaA. De Santis250563
[12- La ragione] La Scuola di FrancoforteD. Tonelli250573
[13- Filosofia e scienze] Logica e FilosofiaA. Bellocci250583
[16- Seminari vari] Scrittura e origine del linguaggio: La Grammatologia di DerridaM. Maione254133

Second semester

[15- Estetica II] Visio Dei: l’arte come riflessione teandricaA. De Santis250353
[3- Critica della metafisica] La realtàP. Weisser250423
[11- Antropologia] Emozioni, eros e desiderio di DioD. Foster250433
[2- Metafisica] Il soggettoPh. Nouzille250593
[6- Grandi testi della Filosofia della religione II] KierkegaardA. Bellocci250603
[8- Politica e società] Interculturalità: fondamenti filosofici e socio-comunicativiG. Mazza250613
[10- Filosofia medievale] Filosofia e teologia XI-XIII sec.Ph. Nouzille250623
[5- Grandi testi di Filosofia della religione] Kant: La religione entro i limiti della sola ragioneA. De Santis254093