Filosofia ed etica delle relazioni
Codice insegnamento
Filosofia della relazione tra giustizia e ambiente
Francesco Federico Calemi
  • Claudio Calosi (Codocenza)
  • 36 ore (Codocenza) - Claudio Calosi
Coorte 2023
Istituzioni di filosofia
Tipo insegnamento
Opzionale (Optional)
Tipo attività
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Lingua insegnamento
The Logic of Parthood
Testi di riferimento
[1] Cotnoir, A. 2016. Does Universalism Entail Extensionalism? Nous 50 (1):121-132.
[2] Gilmore, C. 2018. Location and Mereology. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. At:
[3] Hofweber, T. 2020. Logic and Ontology. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. At:
[4] Korman, D. and Carmichael, C. 2016. Composition. in Oxford Handbooks Online. Doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935314.013.9
[5] Markosian, N. 2014. A Spatial Approach to Mereology. In Kleinschmidt, S. (ed). Mereology and Location, Oxford, Oxford University Press: 69-90.
[6] McDaniel, K. (2007b). Brutal simples. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, 3, 233–265.
[7] Schaffer, J. 2010. Monism: The Priority of the Whole. The Philosophical Review 119: 31-76.
[8] Varzi, A. 2017. On Being Ultimately Composed of Atoms. Philosophical Studies, 174: 2891-2900.
[9] Varzi, A. 2016. Mereology. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. At:

Obiettivi formativi
The teaching aims at acquiring critical and analytical tools proper to the philosophy of logic.
Knowledge and Ability to Understand: The student should be familiar with the main issues concerning the philosophy of logic and mereology.

Applied Knowledge and Ability to Understand: The student must learn and be able to apply metalogical and mereological demonstrative strategies.
Autonomy of judgment: The student must demonstrate autonomy of judgment in relation to the pulalism of logical systems.
Communication Skills: The student must demonstrate communication, dialogue and debate skills, using appropriate technical language and exploiting correct argumentative modes.
Learning skills: The student must acquire a rational method of evaluation that enables him/her, in the course of his/her studies, to organize coherently and with critical awareness the knowledge acquired.
Basic course in first order logic and the willingness to work at a fairly abstract level.
Metodi didattici
Frontal lessons
Altre informazioni
- Students with disabilities and/or DSA are invited to visit the page dedicated to the tools and measures provided and to agree in advance on what is necessary with the lecturer (
Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento
Final paper (3000 words) on a topic of the seminar. The paper needs to be handed at least 2 weeks before the exam session. However, I strongly suggest you hand the paper way before (a month or so) so you can get comments from me—which will surely improve the final grade. You are invited to contact me to discuss possible topics.

Programma esteso
The seminar consists of recorded lectures of various lengths. All the readings and the slides will be made available as .pdf files. Recordings will be available at:
Part I: Formal Development
1 Introduction: Formal Logic and Formal Ontology (Reading: Hofweber (2020)).
2 Background Logic, Mereological Notions, Ordering Principles (Reading: Varzi (2016))
3 Decomposition Principles (Reading: Varzi (2016)) 4 Composition Principles 1 (Reading: Varzi (2016))
Part II: Metaphysical Issues
5 The Composition Questions, Composition and Identity (Reading: Korman and Carmichael (2016)).
6 Atomism(Reading: Varzi (2017))
7 Universalism and Extensionalism, Heaps and Structures (Reading:
Cotnoir (2016))
Part III: Interaction with other (Formal) Notions
8 Parthood and Location 1: The Subregion Theory of Parthood (Reading: Markosian (2014))
9 Parthood and Location 2: Persistence (Reading: Gilmore (2018), §1-§3 and §6.3.2)
10 Parthood, Location and Extension: Extended Simples, Unex- tended Complexes (Reading: McDaniel (2007))
11 Parthood, Dependence and Fundamentality: Priority Monism (Reading: Schaffer (2010))

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