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Benjamin Yost

Associate Professor

Contact Information:

byost1@providence.edu
401-865-2043
St. Catherine of Siena Hall 120

Education:

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. (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., American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, "Kant’s Demonstration of Freedom in Its Legislative Aspect".

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".

Yost, Benjamin., American Philosophical Association, Central Division, Minneapolis, MN, "The Irrevocability of Capital Punishment". March, 2011.

Yost, Benjamin., UK Kant Society, Lancaster, UK, "Kant's Justification of the Death Penalty Reconsidered". August, 2009.


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