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    Virtue and Continence
    Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 12 (2): 137-151. 2009.
    John McDowell argued that the virtuous person (VP) knows no temptation: her perception of a situation silences all competing motivations – be it fear in the face of danger or a strong desire. The VP cannot recognize any reason to act non-virtuously as a reason, and is never inclined to act non-virtuously. This view rests on the requirement that the VP rationally respond, and not merely react, to the environment – it rests on the requirement that the relation between the VP and the world (ethical…Read more
  •  50
    Spectacular Moves
    Professional Ethics, a Multidisciplinary Journal 9 (3): 81-95. 2001.
  •  28
    Civic Republicanism and Education: Democracy and Social Justice in School
    with Itay Snir
    Studies in Philosophy and Education 36 (5): 585-600. 2017.
    The republican political tradition, which originated in Ancient Rome and picked up by several early-modern thinkers, has been revived in the last couple of decades following the seminal works of historian Quentin Skinner and political theorist Philip Pettit. Although educational questions do not normally occupy the center stage in republican theory, various theorists working within this framework have already highlighted the significance of education for any functioning republic. Looking at educ…Read more
  •  21
    Games, Rules, and Practices
    with Amir Horowitz
    Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 12 (3): 241-254. 2018.
    We present and defend a view labeled “practiceism” which provides a solution to the incompatibility problems. The classic incompatibility problem is inconsistency of:1. Someone who intentionally violates the rules of a game is not playing the game.2. In many cases, players intentionally violate the rules as part of playing the game.The problem has a normative counterpart:1’. In normal cases, it is wrong for a player to intentionally violate the rules of the game.2’. In many normal cases, it is n…Read more
  •  20
    Just Threats
    Journal of Moral Philosophy 6 (1): 94-108. 2009.
    The paper argues that Rawls's account of the obligation to keep promises entails that inasmuch as we are obliged to keep promises, we are also obliged to carry out threats. On the basis of the principle of fairness, Rawls claimed that a social practice creates a moral obligation if it is just, and one has benefited from it or entered it voluntarily. A practice of threats meets Rawls's first principle of justice. We may reasonably assume that immoral threats, just like immoral promises, are not s…Read more
  •  14
    A psycho-philosophical analysis of fouls and intentions in contact sports
    with Michael Bar-Eli and Amir Horowitz
    Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 9 (4): 375-388. 2015.
    This paper examines the notion of fouls in sports. In the first part of the paper, we examine some actual distinctions and classifications between different kinds of fouls. In the second part we examine the significance, validity, and justification of these classifications from a normative perspective.The term ‘foul’ evokes negative connotation; some would say—negative normative connotations. Conventional wisdom suggests that typically to commit fouls is, by definition, to go against the rules o…Read more
  •  8
    Conventional Fouls - A Note on Strategic Fouls
    Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 14 (2): 241-246. 2019.
    Strategic fouls are intentional violations of the rules ‘in which the violator expects to be detected and penalized but expects some benefit to his or her competitive effectiveness’ (Fraleigh...
  •  6
    Spectacular Moves: Interpretation, Charity, and Brazilian Football
    Professional Ethics, a Multidisciplinary Journal 9 (3/4): 81-95. 2001.
  •  1
    Natural Promises
    Etyka 52 31-45. 2016.
    The possibility of promising requires a determined obligation that distinguishes breaking a promise from merely failing to keep it, thus enabling both parties to know what the promise entails. In addition, a recognizable commitment must bind the promiser and justify the promisee’s reliance. It is widely accepted that fulfilling these functions requires a rule of promises – either a convention or a moral principle. The paper criticizes this common view and presents an alternative. I introduce the…Read more
  • The virtuous person and normativity
    In Stan van Hooft & Nafsika Athanassoulis (eds.), The Handbook of Virtue Ethics, Acumen Publishing. 2014.
  • Pedagogy of non-domination: Neo-republican political theory and critical education
    with Itay Snir
    Policy Futures in Education 14 (6): 759-774. 2016.
    The neo-republican political philosophy (sometimes referred to as civic republicanism) advances the idea of freedom as non-domination, in an attempt to provide democracy with a solid normative foundation upon which concrete principles and institutions can be erected so as to make freedom a reality. However, attempts to develop a republican educational theory are still hesitant, and fail to take the republican radical conception of freedom to its full conclusions. This article suggests that dialo…Read more