I'm Eli Benjamin, a philosophy Ph.D. student at Temple University working on ethics, moral psychology, Kant, and the philosophy of sex.
Before joining Temple, I did my M.A. and B.A. in the Department of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
I'm interested in the nature of autonomy and agency, and how we can confidently align our actions with our will. In my doctoral dissertation, I argue for the significance of trust for valid consent and explore how trust must be justified in both contractual and non-contractual settings. In my work on Kant, I address similar questions, and have explored in the past the value of aesthetic experiences in helping us grasp moral concepts.
- My paper “Caring for Valid Sexual Consent” is forthcoming in Hypatia, but you can read it online in this link.
- My paper “A Kantian Account of Moral Trust” has been awarded Best Submission for the Pacific Reading Group Conference by the North American Kant Society, and it's now a finalist for NAKS's 2024 national Marcus Herz Prize.
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