Monika Mansfeld is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and History of the University of Łódź.

She specialises in the late medieval commentaries on Aristotle’s works, her research interests ranging from the logic and metaphysics of so-called Parisian nominalism (John Buridan, Marsilius of Inghen, Albert of Saxony, and their Central European successors) to realist natural philosophy (Adam of Buckfield, Walter Burley). Her projects not only encompass doctrinal analyses of the commentaries but also involve historical studies on their manuscript tradition and the preparation of their critical editions.

Within ERC ACADEMIA, Monika currently searches through catalogues documenting the manuscript collections in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Her aim is to prepare a list of manuscripts containing records of non-theological quodlibets as preserved there.


2016 – University of Silesia in Katowice, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ph.D. in Philosophy
2013 – University of Silesia in Katowice, Faculty of Philology, M.A. in Classical Philology
2012 – University of Silesia in Katowice, Faculty of Philology, B.A. in Classical Philology
2010 – University of Silesia in Katowice, Faculty of Social Sciences, M.A. in Philosophy

Selected publications

  • Prolegomena to a Study of John of Münsterberg’s Commentary on the Metaphysics, in: Studying the Arts in Late Medieval Bohemia. Production, Reception and Transmission of Knowledge, ed. O. Pavlíček, Turnhout 2021, pp. 155–173.
  • The Middle Color: A History of a Problem in Thirteenth Century Oxford Commentaries on De sensu et sensato, „Analiza i Egzystencja” 54 (2021), pp. 127–154.
  • Co-author with Marek Gensler, A Young Master and His Library: Walter Burley’s Sources for Commenting the ‘Parva naturalia’, in: Die Bibliothek – The Library – La Bibliothèque. Denkräume and Wissensordnungen, ed. A. Speer, L. Reuke, Berlin/Boston 2020, p. 238–249.
  • Co-author with Marek Gensler, The Physiology of Divination in Walter Burley, „Przegląd Tomistyczny” 25 (2019), p. 429–443.
  • Utrum tantum signa sunt universalia. A Question from John of Münsterberg’s Commentary on the Metaphysics (VII, 32), „Przegląd Tomistyczny” 24 (2018), p. 211–226.
  • Descriptio codicis 24, qui in Bibliotheca Cathedrali Pamplonensis asservatur, “Studia Antyczne i Mediewistyczne” 1651 p. 97–114.
  • Co-author with Marek Gensler, Waltera Burleya kwestie do Arystotelesowego O długości i krótkości życia (Pierwsze tłumaczenie na język nowożytny), „Przegląd Tomistyczny” 24 (2018), p. 473–486.
  • Expositio in ‟De anima” Aristotelis secundum Johannem Buridanum abbreviata. An Edition, „Cahiers de l’Institut du Moyen-Âge Grec et Latin” 85 (2016), p. 87–127.
  • The Fourfold Division of Opposition in Questions on Aristotle’s “Categories” (Quaestiones super “Praedicamenta” Aristotelis) by Benedict Hesse, Paul of Pyskowice and in the Oldest Cracow Commentary on the Categories Preserved in Cod. BJ 1941, „Studia Neoaristotelica” 13 (2016), p. 101–120.
  • Co-editor with Marek Gensler and Monika Michałowska, The Embodied Soul. Aristotelian Psychology and Physiology in Medieval Europe between 1200 and 1420, Cham 2022, 320 pp.