Anna Tropia

Anna Tropia, Ph.D.


Ústav filosofie a religionistiky
Hlavní budova FF UK, nám. Jana Palacha 2
Místnost č. 222


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Research Interests

  • Theories of cognition from Middles Ages to Early Modern period; Intentionality; doctrines on the soul; Aristotelian tradition; Franciscan doctrines of intuition; Scotism; passions of the soul’s theories.

Biographical Notes

  • Anna Tropia obtained her PhD in history of philosophy at the University of Macerata (Italy) in 2010. Title of the PhD thesis: “The Scotists’ Reading of Suárez’s De anima (1572)”, supervisor: Prof. Emanuela Scribano
  • She carried out her research on the first Jesuit courses of philosophy at  the Universities of Paris (Sorbonne – Centre Pierre Abélard) and Berlin (University Alexander von Humboldt – grand of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung).
  • In 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 worked on medical medieval manuscripts between 9th-16th centuries.
  • 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.




Tropia, Anna. La teoria della conoscenza di Francisco Macedo. Un filosofo a confronto con Tommaso e Scoto. Carocci 2020

Papers (a selection)


In Journals

Tropia, Anna. „Pédagogie et Philosophie a‘ l’age de la Contre-reforme. Le De origine, natura et immortalitate animae (1564) de Juan Maldonado“. Recherches de théologie et philosophie médiévales, 1, 2021, pp. 203-282.

—, “Early Modern Scotists and Thomists on the Question on the Intellect’s First Object“, Revista Española de Filosofía Medieval 26/2 (2019) (open access)

—, “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 (open access)

—,“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

In Books

—, „Three Jesuit Accounts of Cognition: Differences and Common Ground in the De anima commentaries by Maldonado, Toledo and Dandini (1564-1610), in Decaix, Mora-Marquez (eds), Active Cognition. Challenges to an Aristotelian Tradition. Springer 2020

—, “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

—,“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.

In Encyclopedias

—,“Early Modern Jesuit Psychology“, in Encyclopaedia of Early Modern Philosophy and The Sciences (Springer – Living Edition. 2020. DOI: (open access)

—,“Nature and Immortality of the Soul“, in Encyclopaedia of Early Modern Philosophy and The Sciences (Springer – Living Edition. 2020. DOI: (open access)

—, „The De anima by Francisco Suarez“, forthcoming in


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