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Benjamin Yost


Photo of faculty memberAssociate Professor
Department Chairperson, Philosophy

Contact Information:
St. Catherine of Siena Hall 105


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. (2016). Kant's Demonstration of Freedom, or How to Do Things with Concepts. Journal of the American Philosophical Association2 (2)

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

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

Yost, Benjamin. (2011). Responsibility and Revision: a Levinasian Argument for the Abolition of Capital Punishment. Continental Philosophy Review44 (1)

Yost, Benjamin. (2011). The Irrevocability of Capital Punishment. Journal of Social Philosophy42 (3)

Yost, Benjamin. (2010). Kant's Justification of the Death Penalty Reconsidered. Kantian Review15 (2) Cambridge UP.

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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