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Benjamin Yost

Associate Professor

Contact Information:
St. Catherine of Siena Hall 120


Ph.D. - Rhetoric University of California/Berkeley

Area(s) of Expertise:

Kant's practical philosophy, Levinas, capital punishment, philosophy of punishment, normative jurisprudence

Selected Publications:

Yost, Benjamin. (2015). Punishment, Desert, and Equality: A Levinasian Analysis. New York: Fordham UP.

Yost, Benjamin. (2015). Review of Sensen, Kant on Moral Autonomy. Philosophical Review, 124 (2)

Yost, Benjamin. (2011). Responsibility and Revision: a Levinasian Argument for the Abolition of Capital Punishment. Continental Philosophy Review, 44 (1)

Yost, Benjamin. (2011). The Irrevocability of Capital Punishment. Journal of Social Philosophy, 42 (3)

Yost, Benjamin. (2010). Kant's Justification of the Death Penalty Reconsidered. Kantian Review, Cambridge UP. 15 (2)

Recent Presentations:

Yost, Benjamin., North American Kant Society, Philadelphia, PA, "Paper: Kant's Demonstration of Freedom in Its Legislative Aspect". May, 2014.

Yost, Benjamin., American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, San Diego, CA, "Kant’s Demonstration of Freedom in Its Legislative Aspect". April, 2014.

Yost, Benjamin., Levinas Research Seminar, Claremont, CA, "Board Member: Executive Secretary". April, 2014.

Yost, Benjamin., American Philosophical Association, Central Division, "Kant’s Demonstration of Freedom in Its Motivational Aspect".

Yost, Benjamin., Philosophy Colloqium, Philosophy Department, George Mason University, "The Irrevocability of Capital Punishment".

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