Katia Saporiti

Katia Saporiti, Prof. Dr.

Ordinaria / Full Professor

Studienprogrammdirektorin / Program Director

Stellvertretende Seminarvorsteherin / Deputy Head of Department

Phone: +41 44 634 45 49 

Address: UZH, Philosophisches Seminar, Zürichbergstrasse 43, CH-8044 Zürich

Room number: ZUP-F-116


Office Hours

Monday, 15:00-16:00
Only with appointment via Email at philsem@philos.uzh.ch


  • Philosophy of the 17th and 18th century as well as the first half of the 20th century
  • Epistemology, Philosophy of Language and Philosophy of Mind
  • Especially: Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Reid, Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Frege, Russell, Moore, Wittgenstein, Ryle, Austin

Current research projects concern questions regarding the relations between ideas, pictures and metaphors in theories of ideas of the early modern philosophy; the concept of res cogitans with regard to the self-knowledge of the thinking subject; Berkley argumentation of idealism. One further project has a focus on the conflict between the assumption of the first-person authority and certain sceptic and externalistic positions in epistemology and philosophy of language.

Areas of Research

Curriculum vitae

Since 2011

Full professor for Philosophy with distinction in History of Philosophy, University of Zurich

2008 – 2015

Member of the research consul of the Swiss National Foundation (SNF)

2004 – 2010   

Associate professor for Philosophy with distinction in History of Philosophy, University of Zurich

2002 – 2004

Lecturer at the University of Bielefeld


Habilitation (venia legendi for philosophy), University of Bielefeld


Research assistant, University of Bielefeld


PhD in philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich


Magister Atrium, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich



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