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  1. Yitzhak Benbaji & Naomi Sussmann (eds.) (2013). Reading Walzer. Routledge.
    Michael Walzer is one of the world’s leading philosophers and political theorists. In addition to his best-known books such as Spheres of Justice , and Just and Unjust Wars , he has contributed to contemporary political debates beyond academia in the New York Times , the New Yorker and Dissent . Reading Walzer is the first book to assess the full range of Walzer’s work. An outstanding team of international contributors consider the following topics in relation to Walzer’s work: the (...)
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  2. Yitzhak Benbaji (2012). Justice in Asymmetric Wars: A Contractarian Analysis. Law and Ethics of Human Rights 6 (2):172-200.
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  3. Yitzhak Benbaji (2011). The Moral Power of Soldiers to Undertake the Duty of Obedience. Ethics 122 (1):43-73.
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  4. Andrew Altman, Michael Barnhart, Avner Baz, David Benatar, Yitzhak Benbaji, Talia Bettcher, Brian Bix, Jeffrey Bland-Ballard & Lene Bomann-Larsen (2010). Referees for Volume 7. Journal of Moral Philosophy 7:541-542.
     
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  5. Yitzhak Benbaji (2010). Dehumanization, Lesser Evil and the Supreme Emergency Exemption. Diametros 23:5-21.
    Many believe that if the indiscriminate bombings of German cities at the beginning of World War II were necessary for preventing unlimited spread of Nazism, then the bombings were justified. For, the outcome, in which innocent Germans living in Nazi Germany are killed, was not as bad as the outcome in which the Nazis inflict ethnic cleansing and enslavement on a massive scale. Recently, however, Daniel Statman has advanced a powerful case against this type of justification. I aim in this (...)
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  6. Yitzhak Benbaji (2009). Introduction. Ethics and International Affairs 23 (4):319-324.
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  7. Yitzhak Benbaji (2009). The War Convention and the Moral Division of Labour. Philosophical Quarterly 59 (237):593-617.
    My claim is that despite powerful arguments to the contrary, a coherent moral distinction between the jus in bello code and the jus ad bellum code can be sustained. In particular, I defend the traditional just war doctrine according to which the independence between the in bello and ad bellum codes reflects the moral equality between just and unjust combatants and between just and unjust non-combatants. In order to establish this, I construe an in bello proportionality condition which can be (...)
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  8. Yitzhak Benbaji (2009). Parity, Intransitivity, and a Context-Sensitive Degree Analysis of Gradability. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 87 (2):313-335.
    Larry Temkin challenged what seems to be an analytic truth about comparatives: if A is Φ-er than B and B is Φ-er than C, then, A is Φ-er than C. Ruth Chang denies a related claim: if A is Φ-er than B and C is not Φ-er than B, but is Φ to a certain degree, then A is Φ-er than C. In this paper I advance a context-sensitive semantics of gradability according to which the data uncovered by Temkin and (...)
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  9. Yitzhak Benbaji, Charles R. Beitz, Michael W. Doyle, Will Kymlicka, Daniel Philpott & Kent J. Kille (2009). Carnegie Council. Ethics and International Affairs 23.
     
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  10. Yitzhak Benbaji (2008). A Defense of the Traditional War Convention. Ethics 118 (3):464-495.
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  11. Yitzhak Benbaji (2007). The Responsibility of Soldiers and the Ethics of Killing in War. Philosophical Quarterly 57 (229):558–572.
    According to the purist war ethic, the killings committed by soldiers fighting in just wars are permissible, but those committed by unjust combatants are nothing but murders. Jeff McMahan asserts that purism is a direct consequence of the justice-based account of self-defence. I argue that this is incorrect: the justice-based conception entails that in many typical cases, killing unjust combatants is morally unjustified. So real purism is much closer to pacifism than its proponents would like it to be. I conclude (...)
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  12. Yitzhak Benbaji (2006). A New Puzzle About Believed Fallibility. Dialogue 45 (4):679-696.
    I shall consider the phenomenon of believing ourselves to have at least one false belief: a phenomenon I call believed fallibility I shall first present a paradoxical argument which appears to show that believed fallibility is incoherent; second, note that this argument assumes that we are committed to the conjunction of all our beliefs; third, sketch a more intuitive notion of commitment in which we are not committed to the conjunction of all our beliefs and argue that the original paradoxical (...)
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  13. Yitzhak Benbaji (2006). Sufficiency or Priority? European Journal of Philosophy 14 (3):327–348.
  14. Yitzhak Benbaji (2005). Culpable Bystanders, Innocent Threats and the Ethics of Self-Defense. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 35 (4):585 - 622.
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  15. Yitzhak Benbaji (2005). The Doctrine of Sufficiency: A Defence. Utilitas 17 (3):310-332.
    This article proposes an analysis of the doctrine of sufficiency. According to my reading, the doctrine's basic positive claim is ‘prioritarian’: benefiting x is of special moral importance where (and only where) x is badly off. Its negative claim is anti-egalitarian: most comparative facts expressed by statements of the type ‘x is worse off than y’ have no moral significance at all. This contradicts the ‘classical’ priority view according to which, although equality per se does not matter, whenever x is (...)
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  16. Yitzhak Benbaji & Menachem Fisch (2005). Factuality Without Realism: Normativity and the Davidsonian Approach to Meaning. Southern Journal of Philosophy 43 (4):505-530.
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  17. Yitzhak Benbaji (2004). A Demonstrative Analysis of 'Open Quotation'. Mind and Language 19 (5):534–547.
    A striking feature of Cappelen and Lepore's Davidsonian theory of quotation is the range of the overlooked data to which it offers an elegant semantical analysis. Recently, François Recanati argued for a pragmatic account of quotation, on the basis of new data that Cappelen and Lepore overlooked. In this article I expose what seem to me the weak points in Recanati's alternative approach, and show how proponents of the demonstrative theory can account for the data on which Recanati bases his (...)
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  18. Yitzhak Benbaji (2004). Using Others' Words and Drawing the Limits of the Thinkable. Dialogue 43 (01):125-.
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  19. Yitzhak Benbaji (2004). Using Others' Words. Journal of Philosophical Research 29:93-112.
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  20. Yitzhak Benbaji & Menachem Fisch (2004). Through Thick and Thin: A New Defense of Cultural Relativism. Southern Journal of Philosophy 42 (1):1-24.
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  21. Yitzhak Benbaji (2001). The Moral. The Personal, and the Importance of What We Care About. Philosophy 76 (3):415-433.
    This paper challenges what I call ‘Frankfurt's Care-Importance Principle’ (or ‘the CIP’), according to which, ‘If there is something that a person does care about, then it follows that it is important to him.’ Indeed, caring may generate genuine importance. I claim, however, that the agent's caring may have blinding effects too, it may blind him to what is really important to him. In this kind of case, caring does not generate genuine importance; rather, it reinforces the agent's false belief (...)
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