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Anna Marmodoro

Fellow in Philosophy


Anna was elected Official Fellow in 2011. She directs a large-scale research group supported by the European Research Council and based in the Faculty of Philosophy, with the title Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies. The project investigates the nature of the fundamental building blocks of reality: what the ancients thought they were, and how those ancient philosophical views compare or contrast with the most recent developments in metaphysics and philosophy of physics. Starting from 2014 and with the additional support of the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Anna's research group will explore new areas of investigation in power ontology and the metaphysics of quantum mechanics.

Anna joined Corpus in 2007; she was first as a lecturer (2007/08); she was then elected Junior Research Fellow (2008/11) and contemporaneously held a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Faculty of Philosophy. Before coming to Oxford, Anna earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh and a Laurea in Philosophy from the University of Pisa, Italy. She has held visiting fellowships in Germany, Italy, the US, and Australia.


Anna's main area of interest is ancient and contemporary metaphysics, within a broadly Aristotelian framework. She is interested in issues concerning the nature of properties, dispositions, relations, composition and structure, and causation.

 Her publications span classical and medieval philosophy, contemporary metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of religion. 

Her monograph on Aristotle on Perceiving Objects, OUP, was published in July 2014.


Publications (books only)


Aristotle on Perceiving Objects, OUP, 2014

Edited Books

The Metaphysics of Relation, OUP, 2015 (co-edited with David Yates).

Causation and Creation in Late Antiquity, CUP, 2015 (co-edited with Brian Prince).

The Author’s Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity, OUP, 2013 (co-edited with Jonathan Hill).

The Metaphysics of the Incarnation, OUP, 2011 (co-edited with Jonathan Hill).

The Metaphysics of Powers: Their Grounding and Their Manifestations, Routledge, 2010 (edited volume; paperback edition 2013 



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