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Melissa Zinkin

Melissa Zinkin

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Undergraduate Director, Philosophy Department

Phd Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1999

Office: LT 1212


AOS: Kant, Early Modern Philosophy. Philosophy of Art
AOC: Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Feminist theory

Recent Courses

Kant's Moral Philosophy
Kant's Critique of Judgment
The Imagination
Philosophy of Art
History of Social and Political Philosophy
The Philosophy of John Rawls
Evil in the History of Philosophy

Recent and Representative Publications


"Kant on Negative Magnitudes," Kantstudien, vol. 104, no. 1, 2013, forthcoming. | Download article (.pdf, 184kb)

"Kant and The Pleasure of 'Mere Reflection,' " Inquiry, vol. 55, no. 5, 2012: 433-453. | Download article (.pdf, 184kb)

"Respect for the Law and the Use of Dynamical Terms in Kant's Theory of Moral Motivation," Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, vol. 88 , no. 1, 2006: 31-53. | Download article (.pdf, 160kb)

"The Unity of a Theme: The Subject of Judgments of Taste," British Journal for the History of Philosophy, vol. 14, no.3, 2006: 469-488. | Download article (.pdf, 2.2mb)

"Intensive Magnitudes and the Normativity of Taste" in Aesthetics and Cognition in Kant's Critical Philosophy, ed. Rebecca Kukla, Cambridge University Press, 2006: 138-161. | Download article (.pdf, 1.1mb)

"Film and the Transcendental Imagination: Kant and Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes," in Imagination, Philosophy, and the Arts, ed. Dominic Lopes and Matthew Kieran. London: Routledge, 2003: 245-258. | Download article (.pdf, 188kb)

"Habermas on Intelligibility," Southern Journal of Philosophy, vol. 36, no. 3, 1998: 453-472. | Download article (.pdf, 2.6mb)

Curriculum vitae

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Last Updated: 8/23/16