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Dr Anna Corrias

Dr Anna Corrias

Marie Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellow


Anna was trained in the history of Renaissance philosophy, intellectual history, and classical reception at the Warburg Institute (University of London) and is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow (joint appointment with the University of Toronto, Department of Philosophy). Her work is centered on the Renaissance reception of ancient and late ancient philosophy, with a special focus on the Platonic tradition. She is the author of the monograph The Renaissance of Plotinus: The Soul and Human Nature in Marsilio Ficino’s Commentary on the “Enneads” (Routledge, 2020) and of several articles. She is currently preparing a critical edition, English translation of, and commentary on Marsilio Ficino’s Expositio in interpretationem Prisciani Lydi super Theophrastum (1497), under contract with Oxford University Press with the title Marsilio Ficino and the Platonic Aristotle: The Commentary on Theophrastus. Before joining the University of Cambridge and the University of Toronto, she was a Development Fellow at the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, University of Queensland (2018–2019), a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London (2015–2018), and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Seeger Centre for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University (2014–2015).

Research Interests

Renaissance philosophy, Renaissance Humanism, Philosophy of Religion, Classical Reception, Textual Scholarship, History of Reading


  • Plotinus
  • Marsilio Ficino


  • Renaissance Humanism

Key Publications


  • The Renaissance of Plotinus: The Soul and Human Nature in Marsilio Ficino’s Commentary on the ‘Enneads’, Routledge 2020
  • Platonism: Ficino to Foucault (with Valery Rees, Francesca M. Crasta, Laura Follesa, and Guido Giglioni), Brill 2020.


  •  “‘Dii Medioxumi” and the Place of Ancient Theurgy in the Philosophy of Henry More’, in Revisioning Cambridge Platonism, edited by Douglas Hedley and David Leech, Springer 2020, pp. 13-30
  • ‘Naming Pain: Sense of Suffering and Sense of Self in Girolamo Cardano’, History of European Ideas XLVI/ 3 (2020): 227-241
  •   ‘Ficino, Plotinus, and the Chameleonic Soul’, in Platonism: Ficino to Foucault, edited by Valery Rees, Anna Corrias, Francesca Maria Crasta, Laura Follesa, and Guido Giglioni, Brill 2020, pp. 32-54
  •  ‘When the Eyes are Shut: The Strange Case of Girolamo Cardano’s “idolum” in Somniorum Synesiorum Libri IIII’, in Journal of the History of Ideas LXXIX/2 (2018): 179-197
  • ‘Plotinus’s Language of Seeing: Marsilio Ficino on Enneads V.3, V.8 and III.8’, The International Journal of the Classical Tradition XXVI/3 (2018): 251-269
  • ‘Ficino interprete di Plotino’, Interpres. Rivista di studi quattrocenteschi, XX (2017): 98-120
  • ‘Le passioni di un Lord. Libri e biblioteche nell’Inghilterra del Seicento’, in Biblioteche filosofiche private: strumenti e prospettive di ricerca, edited by Renzo Ragghianti and Alessandro Savorelli, Edizioni della Scuola Normale Superiore 2014, pp. 181-196
  • ‘From Daemonic Reason to Daemonic Imagination: Plotinus and Marsilio Ficino on the Soul’s Inner Daemon’, British Journal for the History of Philosophy XXII (2013): 443-462
  • ‘Considerazioni sull’immortalità individuale dell’anima nel Commento a Plotino di Marsilio Ficino’, Bruniana & Campanelliana XIX (2013): 21-31
  • ‘The Spiritual Body: Porphyry’s Theory of the Ochêma in Ralph Cudworth’s True Intellectual System of the Universe’, in Literary, Philosophicaland Religious Studies in the Platonic Tradition, edited by John F. Finamore and John Phillips, Academia Verlag, 2013, pp. 83-105
  • ‘The Imagination and Memory in Marsilio Ficino’s Theory of the Vehicles of the Soul’, in The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition VI (2012), pp. 81-114


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