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Benjamin Yost

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Photo of faculty memberAssociate Professor
Department Chairperson, Philosophy

Contact Information:

byost1@providence.edu
401-865-2043
St. Catherine of Siena Hall 105

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. (2016). Kant's Demonstration of Freedom, or How to Do Things with Concepts.

Yost, Benjamin. (2015). Punishment, Desert, and Equality: A Levinasian Analysis. 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.

Yost, Benjamin. (2011). The Irrevocability of Capital Punishment.

Yost, Benjamin. (2010). Kant's Justification of the Death Penalty Reconsidered. 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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