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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
M.A. - Philosophy Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven

Area(s) of Expertise:

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


Selected Publications:

Yost, Benjamin. (2017). What's Wrong with Differential Punishment?. Utilitas29 (3)

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. Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration, Fordham UP.

Yost, Benjamin. (2015). Review of Sensen, Kant on Moral Autonomy. Philosophical Review124 (2)

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., American Philosophical Association, Chicago, IL, "Paper: What’s Wrong with Differential Punishment?". March, 2016.

Yost, Benjamin., Bowling Green State University Workshop on Ethics of Policing and Prisons, Bowling Green, OH, "Paper: What's Wrong with Differential Punishment". March, 2016.

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".

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


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