Melissa Merritt

Senior Lecturer
Future Fellow (ARC)

Melissa Merritt is a philosopher working primarily on the history of ethics.  Her book, Kant on Reflection and Virtue (Cambridge University Press, 2018), examines how the Kantian idea of virtue is rooted in an account of the essentially reflective nature of the rational mind.  Her current research examines the Stoic influences on Kant, particularly in ethics and moral psychology -- and from this historical foundation aims to reassess the possibilities of moral rationalism in contemporary ethics.  

Merritt is currently an ARC Future Fellow working on a project called Reason, Value, and Virtue: Assessing the Stoic Legacy in Kantian Ethics (FT180100494, 2018-2022), and Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Languages at UNSW. 

 

 

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Publications

Books
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Merritt M, 2018, Kant on Reflection and Virtue, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108344005
2018
Merritt M, 2018, The Sublime, Elements in the Philosophy of Immanuel Kant, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108529709
2018
2014, Kant on Emotion and Value, Palgrave Macmillan UK, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137276650
2014
Book Chapters
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Merritt M, 2017, '“Sublimity and Joy: Kant on the Aesthetic Constitution of Virtue”', in Altman MC (ed.), The Palgrave Kant Handbook, edn. Palgrave Handbooks in German Idealism, Palgrave, London, pp. 447 - 467, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-54656-2
2017
Merritt M, 2014, '"Kant on the Pleasures of Understanding"', in Kant on Emotion and Value, edn. Philosophers in Depth, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK, pp. 126 - 145, http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/?sf1=id_product&st1=632938
2014
Melissa MM, 2012, '"Kant and Kantian Epistemology"', in Hetherington S (ed.), Epistemology: The Key Thinkers, edn. Original, Continuum, London, pp. 131 - 152
2012
Melissa MM, 2012, '"The Moral Source of the Kantian Sublime"', in Costelloe T (ed.), The Sublime: From Antiquity to Present, Cambridge University Press, New York, pp. 37 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511978920.005
2012
Journal articles
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Merritt M, 2017, 'Love, Respect, and Individuals: Murdoch as a Guide to Kantian Ethics', European Journal of Philosophy, vol. 25, pp. 1844 - 1863, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ejop.12280
2017
Merritt MMB, 2017, 'Motherhood in Ferrante's the lost daughter: A Case study of Irony as extraordinary reflection', Philosophy and Literature, vol. 41, pp. 185 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/phl.2017.0012
2017
Merritt M, 2017, 'Practical Reason and Respect for Persons', Kantian Review, vol. 22, pp. 53 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1369415416000376
2017
Merritt M, 2015, 'Varieties of Reflection in Kant's Logic', British Journal for the History of Philosophy, vol. 23, pp. 478 - 501, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09608788.2015.1018129
2015
Melissa MM, 2011, 'Kant's Argument for the Apperception Principle', European Journal of Philosophy, vol. 19, pp. 59 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0378.2009.00364.x
2011
Melissa MM, 2011, 'Book Review: Will Dudley and Kristina Engelhard (eds.), Immanuel Kant: Key Concepts', Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/27135-immanuel-kant-key-concepts/
2011
Melissa MM, 2011, '"Kant on Enlightened Moral Pedagogy"', Southern Journal of Philosophy, vol. 49, pp. 227 - 253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-6962.2011.00072.x
2011
Melissa MM, 2010, 'Kant on the Transcendental Deduction of Space and Time: an essay on the philosophical resources of the Transcendental Aesthetic', Kantian Review, vol. 14, pp. 1 - 37
2010
Merritt MM, 2010, 'The Kantian Sublime and the Revelation of Freedom', BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY, vol. 18, pp. 528 - 531, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09608781003779883
2010
Melissa MM, 2010, 'Book Review: Robert R. Clewis, The Kantian Sublime and the Revelation of Freedom', British Journal for the History of Philosophy, vol. 18, pp. 529 - 532
2010
Melissa MM, 2009, 'Reflection, Enlightenment, and the Significance of Spontaneity in Kant', British Journal for the History of Philosophy, vol. 17, pp. 981 - 1010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09608780903339178
2009
Melissa MM, 2007, 'Analysis in the Critique of Pure Reason', Kantian Review, vol. 12, pp. 61 - 89, http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/uwp/kant/2007/00000012/00000001/art00004
2007
Melissa MM, 2006, 'Analysis in the Critique of Pure Reason', Kantian Review, vol. 12, pp. 60 - 88
2006
Melissa MM, 2006, 'Science and the Synthetic Method of the Critique of Pure Reason', Review of Metaphysics, vol. 59, pp. 517 - 539
2006
Other
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Merritt M, 2017, Review of Manifest Reality: Kant’s Idealism and His Realism, by Lucy Allais, Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00048402.2016.1168857
2017
2017, Wisdom Won from Illness: Essays in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis, by Jonathan Lear: Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017, pp. 328, US$39.95 (hardback)., http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00048402.2017.1365090
2017