It is a great sadness to announce the tragic news of the death of our admired and loved colleague, Maria Rosa Antognazza, Philosophy Professor at the Department of Philosophy, King’s College, London. Rosa died yesterday, Tuesday 28 of March, after a short illness, surrounded by her family. She leaves behind her husband, Howard Hotson, and two of her three children.
Rosa was a highly distinguished philosopher, with particular expertise in the history of philosophy, especially Leibniz, and in epistemology and the philosophy of religion. She was a member of the Academia Europaea, the Chair of the British Society for the History of Philosophy, a Trustee of The Royal Institute of Philosophy, and served as President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion between 2019 and 2022 and Head of the King’s Philosophy Department between 2011 and 2015.
Update from the BSHP:
In Memoriam: Maria Rosa Antognazza
It was with great sadness that we learnt that Maria Rosa Antognazza, professor at King’s College London and chair of the BSHP, passed away on 28 March 2023 after a short period of serious illness. Rosa was a brilliant scholar, a wonderful colleague, and a good friend to many among us. She will be missed immensely in the BSHP community.
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Maria-Rosa was passionate about philosophy, passionate about her department and her colleagues, and passionate about her students. And she was a rock to her family. She will be so missed, a feeling reinforced by the suddenness of her death.