Damian Melamedoff-Vosters

Damian Melamedoff-Vosters
Damian Melamedoff-Vosters is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at NYU Shanghai. Prior to that, he was an Instructor at the University of Manitoba. Melamedoff-Vosters received his PhD in 2021 from the University of Toronto under the supervision of Nick Stang. 
Melamedoff-Vosters specializes in 18th-century German philosophy, with an emphasis on Immanuel Kant's theoretical philosophy. Most of his published work has focused on understanding Kant's arguments in light of the ideas and arguments of his immediate predecessors (e.g., Wolff and Crusius). Currently, he is working on making sense of Kant's theory of truth. 
Melamedoff-Vosters other research interests include metaphysics, logic, and the history of analytic philosophy. He is primarily interested in questions about the logical and philosophical structure of explanation, and the way in which our choice of explanatory concepts interacts with our philosophical commitments.


Select Publications

  • Melamedoff-Vosters, D. forthcoming. "Representation and Reality in Kant's Antinomy of Pure Reason", Kantian Review
  • Melamedoff-Vosters, D. 2023. "Kant's Argument for Transcendental Idealism in the Transcendental Aesthetic Revisited", Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 105(1): 141-162
  • Melamedoff-Vosters, D. 2023. "Kant, Propositions and Non-Fundamental Metaphysics." in Routledge Handbook of Propositions, ed. Tillman C and Murray A.
  • Melamedoff-Vosters, D. 2022, "Truthmaker Noumenalism", Australasian Journal of Philosophy 1: 40-55.



  • PhD, Philosophy
    University of Toronto, 2021.
  • MA, Philosophy
    University of Manitoba, 2014.
  • BA, Philosophy
    University of Winnipeg, 2012.


Research Interests

  • Kant

  • Metaphysics

  • Logic

  • Early Modern Philosophy

  • Epistemology