Professor Anna Marmodoro, PhD
(email at email@example.com)
On research Leave.
Anna holds the Chair of Metaphysics at the University of Durham. Previously, she was for a decade at the University of Oxford, where she was an Official Fellow of Corpus Christi College (2011-17), and before that, a Junior Research Fellow and the British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow (2008-11).
At Oxford she directed a interdisciplinary research group funded by a starting investigator award from the European Research Council and a project grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation, with a combined research budget of over £2M. The group included several early-career as well as senior collaborators, and focussed on the metaphysics of powers and related issues, in a variety of domains of inquiry.
Anna received her doctorate from the University of Edinburgh (2006), and her Laurea from the University of Pisa (2000).
She has held visiting positions internationally, in Europe, the U.S. and Australia.
She is also a Research Fellow and an Associate Faculty Member in the Faculty of Philosophy and Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford.
Anna is co-founder and co-editor of the peer-reviewed journal Dialogoi. Ancient Philosophy Today, published by Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming in press from 2019.
- Ancient, late antiquity and medieval philosophy
- Philosophy of Mind
- Philosophy of Religion
Indicators of Esteem
- Academic Societies Membership:
Member of the Young Academy of Europe (2017-)
• Member of the British Society for the History of Philosophy (2008-)
• Founding member of the Medieval Philosophy Network in the UK (2012-)
• Member of the Durham Centre for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, University of Durham (2017-)
• Member of the Centre for the Study of Greek and Roman Antiquity, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford (2007-)
• Member of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research (2016-)
Humanities Division Merit Award from the University of Oxford (2008 and 2014)
- Editorial Board Membership of international peer reviewed journals:
- History of Philosophy Quarterly.
- Topoi: International Review of Philosophy.
- Philosophical Inquiries.
- International Visiting and Research Fellowships:
- Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Istituto Studi Filosofici, Lugano, Switzerland (2017-18)
- Anderson Fellowship, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Sidney, Australia (2017)
- Institute for Advanced Studies, Paris (2016)
- Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies (2013)
- Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Centre, Italy (2012)
- Australian National University, Humanities Research Centre (2009)
- International Liguria Study Centre, Bogliasco, Italy (2009)
- Institut fur Klassische Philologie, University of Wurzburg, Germany (2007)
- Refereeing for international peer reviewed journal and presses:
- Peer-reviewed journals: Ancient Philosophy; Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie; British Journal for the History of Philosophy; British Journal for the Philosophy of Science; Dialectica; Erkenntnis; European Journal for the Philosophy of Science; European Journal for the Philosophy of Religion; History of Philosophy Quarterly; Journal for General Philosophy of Science; Journal of the History of Philosophy; International Journal of the Platonic Tradition; Mind; Monist; Philosophers’ Imprint; Philosophical Quarterly; Philosophical Studies; Philosophical Papers; Philosophical Inquiry; Philosophia; Philosophie antique; Philosophy and Phenomenological Research; Rhizomata, Synthese; Theoria.
- International presses: Oxford University Press (Philosophy; Theology); Routledge (Philosophy); Ashgate (Philosophy; Theology); Bloomsbury (Philosophy); Catholic University of America Press (Philosophy).
- Research Councils service:
- With policy making roles:
- Membership of the Strategic Peer Review College for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK (2017-20).
- Membership of the Peer Review College for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK (2014- 17).
- Membership of the Philosophy Panel (9 members only) of the National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes, and chair of the Medieval Philosophy National Sub-panel, Italy (2011-13). This is the equivalent of the UK REF.
- Research projects evaluations:
- The National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes, Italy (2016 and 2017).
- The Rockefeller Bellagio Center academic residency program (2016 and 2017).
- The Research Foundation Flanders – FWO (Belgium) (2015 and 2016).
- The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (2015).
- The Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), France, (2015).
- The Royal Society Newton International Fellowships program, UK (2014).
- The Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Swedish grant-making foundation in the humanities and social sciences (2014 and 2017). PISCOPIA Fellowships Program, Italy (2013-14).
- The Ministry for Education, Greece (2011).
- Marmodoro, Anna (2017). Everything in Everything. Anaxagoras's Metaphysics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Marmodoro, Anna & Mayr, Erasmus (2017). Metafisica. Una Breve Introduzione. Carocci Editore.
- Marmodoro, Anna (2014). Aristotle on Perceiving Objects. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Chapter in book
- Marmodoro, Anna (2018). Potentiality in Aristotle's Metaphysics. In Handbook of Potentiality. Enghelard, Kristina & Quante, Marcus Springer.
- Marmodoro, Anna (2017). Aristotelian Powers at Work: Reciprocity Without Symmetry in Causation. In Causal Powers. Jacobs, Jonathan Oxford University Press. 57-76.
- Marmodoro, Anna (2017). Power mereology: structural versus substantial powers. In Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives on Downward Causation. Paoletti, Michele & Orilia, Francesco Routledge. 110-127.
- Marmodoro, Anna & Austin, Christopher (2017). Structural Powers and the Homeodynamic Unity of Organisms. In Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Modern Science. Koons, Robert, Teh, Nicholas & Simpson, William Routledge.
- Marmodoro, Anna (2015). Gregory of Nyssa on the Creation of the World. In Causation and Creation in Late Antiquity. Marmodoro, Anna & Prince, Brian Cambridge University Press. 94-111.
- Marmodoro, Anna (2013). Causation without glue: Aristotle on causal powers. In Les Quatre Causes d'Aristote. Origins et Interpretations. Natali, Carlo, Viano, Cristina & Zingano, Marco Peeters, Louvain. 221-246.
- Marmodoro, Anna (2011). The metaphysics of the extended mind in ontological entanglements. In The Metaphysics of the Incarnation. Marmodoro, Anna & Hill, Jonathan Oxford University Press. 206-228.
- Marmodoro, Anna & Cartwright, Sophie (2018). Mind and Body in Late Antiquity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Marmodoro, Anna & Viltanioti, Eirini Fotini (2017). Divine Powers in Late Antiquity. Oxford Oxford University Press.
- Marmodoro, Anna & Yates, David (2016). The Metaphysics of Relations. Oxford Oxford University Press.
- Marmodoro, Anna & Prince, Brian (2015). Causation and Creation in Late Antiquity. Cambridge Cambridge University Press.
- Marmodoro, Anna & Hill, Jonathan (2013). The Author's Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity. Oxford University Press.
- Marmodoro, Anna (2010). The Metaphysics of Powers: Their Grounding and Their Manifestations. Routledge.
- Marmodoro, Anna & Boccacini, Federico (2017). Mental Powers in Early Modern Philosophy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 25 (3): Routledge.
- Marmodoro, Anna (2016). Empedocles' Metaphysics. Rhizomata. A journal for ancient philosophy and science, 4 (1).
- Marmodoro, Anna (2015). The Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics. Topoi. International Review of Philosophy, 34 (2).
- Marmodoro, Anna (2014). Aristotelian and Contemporary Perspectives on the Mind. Res Philosophica, 91 (2).
- Marmodoro, Anna (2014). Causing Health and Disease: medical powers in classical and late antiquity. Bristih Journal for the History of Philosophy, 22 (5).
- Marmodoro, Anna (2012). The Powers of the Mind: contemporary problems and ancient answers. Topoi. International Review of Philosophy, 31 (2).
- Marmodoro, Anna (2017). Stoic Blends . Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 32(1): 1.
- Marmodoro, Anna & Page, Ben (2016). Aquinas on Forms, Substances and Artifacts. Vivarium 54(1): 1-21.
- Marmodoro, Anna (2016). Dispositional modality vis-a-vis conditional necessity. Philosophical Investigations 39(3): 205-214.
- Marmodoro, Anna (2015). Anaxagoras' Qualitative Gunk. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 23(3): 402-422.
- Marmodoro, Anna, Murphy, Robin A. & Baker, A. G. (2014). Does the inherence heuristic take us to psychological essentialism?. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (05): 494-495.
- Marmodoro, Anna (2013). Aristotle's hylomorphism without reconditioning. Philosophical Inquiry 37(1): 5-22.
- Marmodoro, Anna (2011). Aristotle on Complex Perceptual Content. The Metaphysics of the Common Sense. Philosophical Inquiry 34(1-2): 15-65.
- Marmodoro, Anna (2011). Moral Character versus Situations: an Aristotelian contribution to the debate. Journal of Ancient Philosophy 5(2): 1-24.
- Marmodoro, Anna & Hill, Jonathan (2011). Peter Abelard's metaphysics of the incarnation. Philosohy and Theology 22(1/2): 27-48.
- Marmodoro, Anna & Hill, Jonathan (2010). Composition Models of the Incarnation. Philosophy and Theology 20: 469-488.
- Marmodoro, Anna (2009). Do powers need powers to make them powerful? From Pandispositionalism to Aristotle. History of Philosophy Quarterly 26(4): 337-352.
- Marmodoro, Anna (2008). Is Being One Only One? The argument for the Uniqueness of Platonic Forms. Apeiron XLI(4): 211-227.
- Marmodoro, Anna (2007). The Union of Cause and Effect in Aristotle: Physics III 3. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 32: 205-232.
- Marmodoro, Anna (2006). It's a colorful world. American Philosophical Quarterly 43(1): 71-80.
- Marmodoro, Anna (2001). Metaphysica V 7: diverse soluzioni esegetiche a confronto. Documenti e Studi sulla Tradizione Filosofica Medievale XII: 1-61.
- Marmodoro, Anna (2000). La nozione di per se': una nuova proposta interpretativa. Documenti e Studi sulla Tradizione Filosofica Medievale XI: 1-35.
- 2018: Part-whole relations within fundamental potentialities in nature. PI. Project funded by a research project award from the Leverhulme Trust. Grant value: £297,361.
- 2017: Foundation of folk theories of physics and their real-world impact. Funded by a Research award from Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Co-Investigators: AM and Prof Robin Murphy (University of Oxford). Grant value: £1,000.
- 2017: The Reception of Aristotle in Byzantium. Funded by the AHRC. Co-Investigator: AM and Dr Sofia Xenofontos (University of Glasgow). Grant Value: £199,827. W: http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=AH%2FP008887%2F1
- 2016: Double Hylomorphism in Late Antique Metaphysics. Funded by the John Fell Fund (University of Oxford). PI: AM. Grant value: £7,186.
- 2014: The Metaphysics of Entanglement. Funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation. PI: AM. Grant value: £839,000. http://www.metaphysics-of-entanglement.ox.ac.uk/
- 2011: Power Structuralism in Ancient Philosophy. Funded by European Research Council Starting Grant award. PI: AM. Grant value: €1,3 million. http://www.power-structuralism.ox.ac.uk/
- 2008: Causal Powers in Aristotle's Philosophy of Mind. British Academy Post-doctoral Fellowship award of the value: £235,000.
- 2008: Incarnation by Embodiment: Christ as the 'external vehicle' of God's mental contents. Funded by a Leverhulme Trust Project Grant. Co-investigators: AM and Prof Tim Bayne. Grant value: £33,000.
- 2008: Philosophy as a Way of Life. International collaboration with John Cooper (Princeton) jointly funded by the John Fell Fund (Oxford) and the Faculty of Philosophy at Princeton. Grant: £4,000