The joint doctoral program in philosophy of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and the University Roma Tre aims to meet cultural needs, which are different, but complementary and equally important: on the one hand, it intends to promote the specific heritage of philosophical studies, widely articulated and rooted in a tradition of high scientific value; on the other hand, it purposes to enhance the interdisciplinary calling of philosophy, encouraging synergies with other forms of knowledge – i.e. theoretical, technical-scientific and ethical-practical ones – in accordance with recent developments of international research.

To achieve these goals, the program promotes the critical and argumentative attitudes, which are typical of the philosophical tradition, so as to encourage the public use of reason and the conscious assumption of freely adopted theses and opinions.

Our doctorate in philosophy keeps many collaborative relationships with other Italian and foreign Universities and support PhD dissertations under joint supervision.

It usually gives priority to the following thematic paths: topics and fundamental methods of theoretical philosophy; studies of the historical dimensions of thought, as regards both the transformation of philosophical categories and the hermeneutical and critical analysis of philosophical texts; issues of theoretical and applied ethics, as well as political and social philosophy, in order to promote intercultural dialogue too; aesthetic questions, as such and in their interactions with the literary and artistic fields; problems and issues, which connect philosophy to the natural, formal and social sciences; philosophy of language and philosophy of mind.