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Assistant Professor of Philosophy
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Office: Cleveland Hall 308

Phone: (540) 568-6332

Fax: (540) 568-8072



M.A. Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany

Ph.D. Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany



History of Philosophy (Ancient and Medieval Philosophy), Feminist Philosophy

Dr. Antolic-Piper's main research interests are in historical and contemporary work in philosophical psychology including the nature of the soul, the intellect, and emotion, specifically anger.

In the history of philosophy, she works with sources in Latin medieval philosophy as well as ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. Here she focuses on issues at the intersection of metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics following the translations of Aristotelian and Arabic works on metaphysics and physics and Plato's Meno and Phaedo. Among other projects, she is currently studying early 13th conceptions of soul and intellect with special emphasis on Roger Bacon's early Parisian philosophical commentaries. She is also working on a project on Roger Bacon's Moral Philosophy and the relevance of Platonic elements therein.

In addition, Dr. Antolic-Piper is working on issues at the intersection of theories of emotion and feminist philosophy including conceptions of morally justified anger.


Dr. Antolic-Piper teaches PHIL 101. Introduction to Philosophy and PHIL 150. Ethical Reasoning. Additionally, she teaches PHIL 340. Ancient Greek Philosophy as well as PHIL 350. Philosophy of Feminism and a special topics course in Feminist Ethics (PHIL 390).

Selected Publications:

“Beyond Bosnia: Ethical Reasoning in Political Deliberations about Humanitarian Intervention,” in: Timothy R. Walton (ed.), The Role of Intelligence in Ending the War in Bosnia in 1995 (Lexington: Lexington Books 2014), 15-33 (Co-authored with William Hawk, David McGraw, and Mark Piper).

“Roger Bacon,” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. http://www.iep.utm.edu/bacon-ro/

“Roger Bacon on Logic and Language,” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. http://www.iep.utm.edu/bacon-la/

“Roger Bacon on Experiment, Induction and Intellect in his Reception of Analytica Posteriora II 19,” in: F.A.J. de Haas, Mariska Leunissen, Marije Martin (eds.), Interpreting Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics in Late Antiquity and Beyond (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2010), 73-97.

Roger Bacon, Opus maius. Selections from Moral Philosophy, introduction and translation (Latin to German) (Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder Verlag, 2008).

Experience and Demonstration: The Sciences of Nature in the 13th and 14th Centuries, co-edited with Alexander Fidora, Matthias Lutz-Bachmann, Dorothée Werner, and Peter Hoffmann (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2007).

Knowledge and Science. Problems of Epistemology in Medieval Philosophy, co-edited with Matthias Lutz-Bachmann and Alexander Fidora (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2004).

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