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Yitzhak Y. Melamed

YITZHAK Y. MELAMED is the Charlotte Bloomberg Professor of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. He has master’s degrees’ in philosophy and the history of science and logic from Tel Aviv University, and a doctoral degree in philosophy from Yale University. He has been awarded several honors including the Fulbright, Mellon, and American Academy for Jewish Research Fellowships. He is also the recipient of the ACLS Burkhardt, NEH, and Humboldt fellowships for his forthcoming book on Spinoza and German idealism. Dr. Melamed works at the intersection of philosophy (primarily metaphysics), Jewish and religious studies, the history of science, and the humanities. He studies past philosophers and less familiar theoretical analyses. Dr. Melamed’s first book – Spinoza’s Metaphysics: Substance and Thought (Oxford University Press, 2013) – offered a new and systematic interpretation of the core of Spinoza’s metaphysics. He is about to complete a manuscript for a book on Spinoza’s political land religious thought. Dr. Melamed has also published numerous shorter studies on medieval, early modern philosophy, and German idealism and is currently working on issues in contemporary metaphysics.