Dr Melissa M. Merritt

Senior Lecturer
B.A. Yale University; Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
School of Humanities & Languages


Room 341, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
On leave starting 1 July 2017 and returning 15 January 2018
Fields: Aesthetics, History of Philosophy, Philosophy, Ethical Theory
Tags: Expanding Knowledge


Melissa Merritt works primarily on Kant and contemporary Kantian ethics.  Her current project examines Kant's conception of enlightenment and the closely related notion of reflection (Überlegung, Reflexion), arguing that for Kant, enlightenment is cognitive virtue.  This work is receives funding from the Australian Research Council (DP130100172: Enlightened Judgment: Reflection and Cognitive Virtue in Kant's Critical Philosophy). 

Merritt is currently Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the School of Humanities and Languages.  Recent work has been published in European Journal of Philosophy, Southern Journal of Philosophy, and the Kantian Review


Related links

Melissa Merritt on academia.edu contains links to some of the above papers.

Other information

Book Reviews Editor, Australasian Journal of Philospohy