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Dr Anna Marmodoro

Research Fellow


Anna came to Corpus in 2007, after earning her doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh and her Laurea also in Philosophy from the University of Pisa. She is currently an Official Fellow in Philosophy (2011-); she was previously a Junior Research Fellow  and contemporaneously held a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Faculty of Philosophy (2008-11). Before then she was a Departmental Lecturer in Philosophy in the Faculty and in College (2007-08).

During her time in CCC, Anna has so far served as Tutor for Women, Dean of Degrees, SCR Master, and University Pro-Proctor.


Dr Marmodoro's CV can be found here.


Anna specializes in two research areas: metaphysics on the one hand, and ancient, late antiquity and medieval philosophy on the other. She has also strong research interest in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of religion. In metaphysics she is particularly interested in questions concerning fundamentality; composition and structure; the nature of properties, dispositions, relations; the metaphysics of substance; and causation. With her other hat on, she has worked on an eclectic collection of topics, in Anaxagoras, Aristotle, the Stoics, Gregory of Nyssa, and Thomas Aquinas. Anna has published monographs, edited books and journal articles in all these areas. She currently directs a large-scale multidisciplinary research group funded by the European Research Council and the Templeton World Charity Foundation, with a combined research budget of over £2M. Her group investigates the nature of the fundamental building blocks of reality, with special interest in the hypothesis that they may be modeled as causal powers. Anna and her group also investigate how ancient thinkers in the Western world thought of the same set of questions.

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Publications (books only)

Aristotle on Perceiving Objects, OUP, 2014
Everything in Everything. Anaxagoras’ Metaphysics OUP 2017
Breve introduzione alla metafisica, coauthored with E. Mayr, Carocci Editore, 2017, in Italian.

Edited Books
Divine Powers in Late Antiquity, OUP February 2017.
The Metaphysics of Relations, OUP, 2015 (co-edited with D Yates).
Causation and Creation in Late Antiquity, CUP, 2015 (co-edited with B Prince).
The Author’s Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity, OUP, 2013 (co-edited with J Hill).
The Metaphysics of the Incarnation, OUP, 2011 (co-edited with J Hill).
The Metaphysics of Powers: Their Grounding and Their Manifestations, Routledge, 2010


Updated 5/2/18

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