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Associate Professor of Philosophy
Yitzhak Melamed is an associate professor in the philosophy department at Johns Hopkins University. He works on early modern philosophy, German idealism, medieval philosophy, and some issues in contemporary metaphysics (time, mereology, and identity). Recently he won the ACLS Burkhardt (2011), NEH (2010), and Humboldt (2011) fellowships for his next major book project: Spinoza and German Idealism: A Metaphysical Dialogue.
Selected Recent Publications (see Curriculum Vitae for complete list)
(Note: Items marked as "forthcoming" are accepted and submitted in final version to the press/journal and available upon request, while those marked as "in preparation" are either just commissioned, or still in draft form.)
Spinoza’s Metaphysics of Substance and Thought (Oxford: Oxford University Press: forthcoming 2012).
Spinoza Dictionary (Oxford: Blackwell, under contract)
Eternity, ed. Yitzhak Y. Melamed, a volume in the new series in the history of philosophy: Oxford Philosophical Concepts (General editor: Christia Mercer), (Oxford: Oxford University Press). In preparation and under contract.
Spinoza and German Idealism, eds. Eckart Forster and Yitzhak Y. Melamed (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, in print).
Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise: A Critical Guide, eds. Yitzhak Y. Melamed and Michael Rosenthal (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010) (http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521882293).
“Spinoza’s Deification of Existence”, Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, forthcoming.
“Spinoza’s Metaphysics of Thought: Parallelisms and the Multifaceted Structure of Ideas,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, forthcoming.
“Inherence, Causation, and Conceivability in Spinoza” Journal of the History of Philosophy, forthcoming.
“ ‘Omnis determinatio est negatio’ – Determination, Negation and Self-Negation in Spinoza, Kant, and Hegel” in Eckart Förster and Yitzhak Melamed (eds.),Spinoza and German Idealism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
“Why is Spinoza not an Eleatic Monist (Or Why Diversity Exists)” in Philip Goff (ed.), Spinoza on Monism (London: Palgrave, 2012), 206-22.
“’Christus secundum spiritum’: Spinoza, Jesus, and the Infinite Intellect” Neta Stahl (ed.), The Jewish Jesus (New York: Routledge, 2012), 140-151.
"Spinoza, Tschirnhaus et Leibniz: Qu’est un monde?“ in Pierre-François Moreau, Raphaële Andrault, and Mogens Laerke (eds.), Spinoza et Leibniz (Paris: Ecole Normale Superieure Editions, 2011), forthcoming.
"The Metaphysics of Spinoza’s Theological Political Treatise”, in Melamed and Rosenthal (eds.), Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise: A Critical Guide (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 128-42.
“Acosmism or Weak Individuals? Hegel, Spinoza, and the Reality of the Finite”, Journal of the History of Philosophy 48 (2010), 77-92.
“Spinoza’s Metaphysics of Substance: The Substance-Mode Relation as a Relation of Inherence and Predication”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (78:1) January 2009, 17-82.
"Salomon Maimon and the Rise of Spinozism in German Idealism", Journal of the History of Philosophy 42 (January 2004), 67-96.