Ana Maria Mora Marquez


Philosophy and Philology
Visiting address
Renströmsgatan 6
41255 Göteborg
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Postal address
Box 200
40530 Göteborg

About Ana Maria Mora Marquez

My initial training is in Philosophy and Mathematics at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), where I specialized in Logic and Analytic Philosophy.

I hold a Master in Philosophy (2005) and a PhD in Philosophy (2009) from the University Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne.

I am currently the leader of a research project on Aristotelian argumentation funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. From April 2, 2021, I am also international associate researcher at the laboratory SPHERE at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France.

At present, my research, as a Wallenberg Academy Fellow (2105), is concerned with the non formal-aspects of Aristotelian logic that are central to Aristotle's analysis of dialectical argumentation in the Topics and its medieval reception (

My research from 2013 to 2016 dealt with accounts of abstraction, concept-formation and intentionality in the medieval reception of Aristotle's De anima. I did this research as a member of the research programme Representation and Reality (2013-2019).

My research from 2004 to 2013 dealt with the medieval notion of signification and its ancient sources. The results of this research are published in the monograph The 13th-Century Notion of Signification (Brill).

My theoretical framework is to a great extent contemporary epistemology, philosophy of language, and metaphysics (within e.g. the analytic tradition, the neo-Gricean tradition and the Brentanian tradition), at least as long as the application to the ancient and medieval texts is not anachronistic. Hence, I also strive to treat the ancient and medieval philosophical texts with the greatest historical and philological sensitivity.

As a Docent in Theoretical Philosophy I am most willing to supervise students working in contemporary epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, and metaphysics, as well as students interested in the history of philosophy, largely taken (not only Aristotle and the Aristotelian tradition, but also, e.g., Descartes, Spinoza, British empiricism, Kant, and Brentano)