I'm Eli Benjamin, a philosophy PhD student Temple University and co-founder of the Philosophy 360° project for interdisciplinary public philosophy. I hold an M.A. and a B.A. from the department of philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
My philosophical interests are very broad, but my current research projects concern practical reasoning, agency, autonomy, attention, sexual consent, Kant, moral faith and the intersection between aesthetics and ethics. For more detail, see Research.
>> News & Updates
- SPSL Online Seminar 22-23: I'm thrilled to be organizing The Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love 's new online seminar. Click here to check out our great program.
- Recent podcast appearances: Tune in here for my conversation with Danni Reches about my academic journey and research at the "What are YOU going to do with THAT?" podcast (The Minerva Center, Haifa University). Check out also my episode of "The Philosopher's Nest," where I discuss my research on Kant and the sublime and initiatives in interdisciplinary public philosophy with Kyle Van Oosterum and Lewis Williams (Philosophy, Oxford).
>> Recent and Upcoming Talks
- May 24, 2022:
“Pleasure and Perfection in Malebranche's Theory of Love”
The Princeton Bucharest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy
- June 30, 2022:
“Accounts of Autonomy in Rape Fantasies”
The Annual Conference of the New Israeli Philosophical Association; The Hebrew University, Jerusalem (Israel)
- July 29, 2022:
“Autonomy, Consent and Kink” (public talk)
The Center for Alternative Relationships and Sexualities; Tel-Aviv (Israel)
- October 28, 2022:
“Do You Mind Violating My Will? Revisiting and Asserting Autonomy”
The Department of Philosophy Work-In-Progress Series; Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)
- July 24-28, 2023:
“The Practical Role of Kant’s Dynamical Sublime”
22nd International Congress of Aesthetics; Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte (Brazil)
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