Yitzhak Benbaji

Yitzhak Benbaji

Research Fellow

Prof. Yitzhak Benbaji is a Research Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at Shalom Hartman Institute. He received his doctorate in philosophy from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and went on to become an assistant professor of philosophy at Bar-Ilan University.

Prof. Benbaji has taught Judaic Studies at Paideia, the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, and at the Drisha Institute in New York.

Prof. Benbaji was a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, where he worked with Professor Michael Walzer on the anthology, The Jewish Political Tradition. His philosophical research focuses on ethics, and specifically, the tight-knit relationship between the political ideals of liberty, equality, and respect.

Among his publications is “Equality as a Paradoxical Ideal,” in Oren Perez and Gunter Teubner (eds.), Paradoxes and Self-Reference in Law (London: Hart Publishing, 2006).