Anna Tropia, Ph.D.

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Biographical Notes

  • Anna Tropia graduated in philosophy from the University of Macerata, Italy in 2010. Title of the Dissertation: “The Scotists’ Reading of Suárez’s De anima (1572)”.
  • 2014-2015 she held a position of Research Assistant (“Ingénieur d’études”) at the Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (IRHT, Paris, France) in the framework of the Project SaRC (“Santé en Région Centre”).
  • She joined the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Charles University in 2018.


Awards and Fellowships

  • 2018: Ernst-Herzog Fellowship at the Gotha Forschungszentrum (Germany)
  • 2015-2018: Alexander von Humboldt Post-Doctoral Grant. Host Institution: Institut für Philosophie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.
  • 2013: French “Qualification en Philosophie” – Admission title for applying for the French National Competitive Exams for University Teaching in France.
  • 2012: Associated Member of the “Équipe 3” of the “Laboratoire d’études sur les monothéismes” (LEM, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique).
  • 2011-2012: Post-doctoral Grant “Research in Paris”. Host Institution: Philosophy Department, Université de Paris IV – Sorbonne, France.


Research Interests


  • History of Early-Modern Philosophy; Jesuit Aristotelianism (Juan Maldonado, Francisco de Toledo, Francisco Suárez, Girolamo Dandini); history and tradition of the Aristotelian treatise On the Soul; theory of Cognition; history of academical philosophical teaching (16th-17th centuries)






  • “From Paris to Gotha: the circulation of two Parisian Jesuit courses between 16th and 17th century", Mediterranea: an International Journal on the Transfer of Knowledge, 4 (2019), pp. 75-106.
  • “Francisco de Toledo: Setting a Standard for Jesuit Philosophy”, in C. Casalini (ed.), Jesuit philosophy in the eve of modernity, Leiden, Brill, 2019, pp. 251-269.
  • “The transmission of Philosophy from Manuscript to Printed Texts. The case of Maldonado's De origine, natura et immortalitate animae”, in M. Meliadò and S. Negri (eds.), Praxis der Philosophen, Praktiken des Philosophiehistoriker. Perspektiven von der Spätantike bis zur Moderne. Freiburg, Verlag Karl Alber, 2018, pp. 76-99.
  • “Scotus and Suárez on sympathy: the Necessity of the connectio potentiarum in the present state”, in L. Novák (ed.), Suárez’s Metaphysics. The Disputationes metaphysicae in their systematic and historical context. Berlin, De Gruyter, 2014, pp. 275-292.
  • “Dante e il progetto di una filosofia laica per laici: intervista a Ruedi Imbach”, Pagine inattuali. Rivista di filosofia e letteratura 3 (2012), pp. 11-22.
  • “McCaghwell’s Reading of Scotus’s De Anima (1639): a Case of Plagiarism?”, The Modern Schoolman 9 (2012), pp. 95-115.
  • “Scotus’ Platonic Account of the Intellect in the Collationes by Francisco Macedo (1671–1673)”. Historia Philosophica. An International Journal 9 (2011), pp. 57-76.
  • “Suárez as a Scotist: the Portrait of the Doctor Eximius in Losada’s Commentary On the Soul”, in M. Sgarbi (ed.), Francisco Suárez and his Legacy. Milano, Vita e Pensiero, 2010, pp. 89-101.