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Maria Rosa Antognazza

Professor Maria Rosa Antognazza

Photograph of Professor Maria Rosa AntognazzaProfessor of Philosophy

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Professor Maria Rosa Antognazza was educated at the Catholic University of Milan. She has held research and visiting fellowships in Italy, Germany, Israel, Great Britain, and the USA, including a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, a two-year research fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust, and the Leibniz-Professorship in Leipzig in 2016.  She joined King’s in 2003 from the University of Aberdeen, and served as the Head of the Philosophy Department from 2011/12 to 2014/15.

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • History of philosophy, especially early modern and G. W. Leibniz
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of religion, especially religious epistemology, the relationship between science and religion, metaphysical issues in philosophical theology & the philosophical and theological foundations of religious toleration.

Professor Antognazza welcomes enquires from prospective research students seeking supervision on any area connected to her research.

For more details, please see her full research profile.

Selected publications


  • Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • Leibniz: An Intellectual Biography (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009; winner of the 2010 Pfizer Award)
  • Leibniz on the Trinity and the Incarnation: Reason and Revelation in the Seventeenth Century (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007).

Editions of early modern texts

  • Hugo Grotius, The Truth of the Christian Religion, London, 1743. [Natural Law and Enlightenment Classics].  Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2012.
  • Alsted and Leibniz on God, the Magistrate and the Millennium. Texts edited with introduction and commentary by Maria Rosa Antognazza and Howard Hotson. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1999.

Edited volume

The Oxford Handbook of Leibniz. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 

For a complete list of publications, please see her full research profile.


Professor Antognazza has taught a number of modules in the history of philosophy and the philosophy of religion, including most recently:

  • 5AANB004 Modern Philosophy II: Spinoza and Leibniz
  • 6ANNB025 Philosophy of Religion
  • 7AAN2071 Philosophy of Religion

Professor Antognazza also supervises BA and MA dissertations, and numerous MPhilStud and PhD research students.

Expertise and public engagement


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