Anna Marmodoro

anna marmodoro


2016 - present   Professor of Philosophy, Chair of Metaphysics, Durham University
2017 - 2020  Research Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford
2011 - 2017 Official Fellow in Philosophy, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

2008 - 2011              

British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Oxford Faculty of Philosophy, and Junior Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford
2007 - 2008 Departmental Lecturer at the Oxford Faculty of Philosophy and Corpus Christi College, Oxford



2006 Ph.D. in Philosophy, Edinburgh University
2000 Laurea in Philosophy, University of Pisa



Properties in Ancient Metaphysics, CUP, forthcoming in 2024

Forms and Structure in Plato’s Metaphysics, OUP, February 2022.
Metaphysics: An Introduction to Contemporary Debates and Their History, co-authored with Erasmus Mayr, OUP, March 2019, pp. xii + 221
Metafisica. Una Breve Introduzione, co-authored with Erasmus Mayr, Carocci Editore, July 2017, pp. ii + 148 
Everything in Everything. Anaxagoras’s Metaphysics, OUP, March 2017, pp. xi + 224
Aristotle on Perceiving Objects, OUP, June 2014, pp. ix + 304


Edited books

Artificial Dispositions. Metaphysical and Ethical Issues, Bloomsbury, forthcoming in 2024 (co-edited with William Bauer)

Powers, Parts and Wholes. Essays on the Mereology of Powers, Routledge, August 2023 (co-edited with Christopher Austin and Andrea Roselli)

Powers, Time and Free Will, forthcoming with Springer in 2022 (co-edited with Christopher Austin and Andrea Roselli)
The Reception of Greek Ethics in Late Antiquity and Byzantium, CUP, June 2021, pp. xi + 289 (co-edited with Sofia Xenofontos)
The Foundations of Reality: Fundamentality, Space and Time, OUP, May 2020, pp. xii + 273 (co-edited with David Glick and George Darby)
Exploring Gregory of Nyssa: philosophical, theological and historical studies, OUP, October 2018, pp. xi + 263 (co-edited with Neil McLynn)
A History of Mind and Body in Late Antiquity, CUP, July 2018, pp. xi + 428 (co-edited with Sophie Cartwright, reprinted in paperback in 2020) 
Divine Powers in Late Antiquity, OUP, February 2017, pp. xi + 304 (co-edited with Eirini Viltanioti)
The Metaphysics of Relations, OUP, January 2016, pp. xi + 304 (co-edited with David Yates)
Causation and Creation in Late Antiquity, CUP, February 2015, pp. xi + 312 (co-edited with Brian Prince; reprinted in paperback in 2018)
The Author’s Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity, OUP, October 2013, pp. xiii + 448 (co-edited with Jonathan Hill)
The Metaphysics of the Incarnation, OUP, January 2011, pp. xix + 262 (co-edited with Jonathan Hill)
The Metaphysics of Powers: Their Grounding and Their Manifestations, Routledge, April 2010, pp. vii + 204 (reprinted paperback in 2013)


Journal articles and book chapters

'Successors of Aristotle’s Stripping Away Argument in the IV century’, in N. Polloni (ed.) A Philosophical History of Prime Matter. Vol. 1: Ancient and Pre-Scholastic Conceptions, CUP, forthcoming in 2025
'What's dynamic about causal powers? A black box!’ in C. Austin, A. Marmodoro and A. Roselli (eds.) Powers, Time and Free Will, Springer, March 2022, pp 1-15
'Why studying the history of philosophy matters’, Think. A Journal of the Royal Institute for Philosophy issue 60, Spring 2022, pp. 5-20
‘Instantiation’, Metaphysics 4(1), January 2022, pp. 32-46 
‘Causal Powers in Aristotle and his Predecessors’, in Julia Jorati (ed.) Powers. A History, OUP, April 2021, pp. 10-27 
‘Power gunk, or unlimitedly divided powers’, co-authored with Andrea Roselli, in Ugo Zilioli (ed.), Atomism in Philosophy. A History from Antiquity to the Present, Bloomsbury Academic, December 2020, pp. 420-29
‘Hylomorphic Unity’, in Ricki Bliss and James Miller (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Metametaphysics, July 2020, pp. 284-299 
‘Powers, Activity and Interaction’, in Anne Sophie Meincke (ed.) Dispositionalism: Perspectives from Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science, Springer, April 2020, pp. 55-66


Anna specializes in two research areas: on the one hand, metaphysics, and on the other, ancient, late antiquity and medieval philosophy. She has also strong research interests in the philosophy of science 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. In the history of philosophy, she has worked on an eclectic collection of topics, on Anaxagoras, Aristotle, Plato, Plotinus, the Stoics, Gregory of Nyssa, and Thomas Aquinas. Anna has published monographs, edited books and journal articles in all these areas. She is currently working on a new monograph for Cambridge University Press, on the metaphysics of properties in ancient philosophy. She has been directing a large-scale multidisciplinary research group, with funding (in successive stages) from the European Research Council, the Templeton World Charity Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, and the AHRC. She is also the founder and co-editor of the peer-reviewed journal Dialogoi. Ancient Philosophy Today, published by Edinburgh University Press (2019-)