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SHAWN KAPLAN

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

PHILOSOPHY

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Diplomas/Degrees

PhD, The New School for Social Research (2000)
MA, The New School for Social Research (1996)
BS in Philosophy and Biology, Haverford College (1989)

Recent Courses

Contemporary Theories Of Justice
Ethics And Morality
Introduction To Philosophy

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Political Philosophy, Ethical Theory, International Ethics, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Science

Research Interests

Terrorism, Just War Theory, Political Authority, Kantian Ethical Theory

Book Chapters

Shawn Kaplan (2013). Punitive Warfare, Counterterrorism, and Jus ad Bellum. In A. Henschke, N. Evans, and F. Allhoff (Eds.). The Routledge Handbook of War and Ethics. (pp. 236-49). London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Shawn Kaplan (2008). A Typology of Terrorism. In J. Wisnewski (Eds.). Terrorism, Torture, and the Use of Violence, Vol. 1. (pp. 1-38). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


Refereed Articles

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Shawn Kaplan (2012), Just War Theory: What Is It Good For? Philosophy in the Contemporary World, 19(2), pp. 4-14 (Special Edition on Peace, War, and Ethics).

Shawn Kaplan (2011), Unraveling Emergency Justifications and Excuses for Terrorism. Journal of Social Philosophy, 42 (2), 219-238.

Shawn Kaplan (2009), Three Prejudices Against Terrorism. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 2 (2), 181-199.

Shawn Kaplan (2008), A Typology of Terrorism. Review Journal of Political Philosophy, 6 (1), 1-38.

Shawn Kaplan (2008), Bringing the Moral Law Closer to Intuition and Feeling: An Interpretive Framework for Kantís Groundwork II. Proceedings of the 10th International Kant Congress, 3, 175-185.

Shawn Kaplan (2005), A Critique of the Practical Contradiction Procedure for Testing Maxims. Kantian Review, 10, 112-127.

Shawn Kapan (2001), Beyond Positive and Negative Liberty: Samuel Fleischackerís Personal Freedom of Judgment. Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, 22, 165-183.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

Shawn Kaplan (2009, August). Promises, Practices and Norms. University of Colorado.


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Shawn Kaplan (2014). Jus ad Vim Skepticism. In Association for Political Theory Annual Conference (pp. 20). University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Shawn Kaplan (2014). Targeted Killings and the Paradoxes of Riskless Warfare. In The Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace Conference on The Ethics of War in the 21st Century (pp. 17). University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden.

Shawn Kaplan (2013). Drones and the Combatant Status of Terrorists. In Association of Political Theory Annual Conference (pp. 20). Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Shawn Kaplan (2013). Drones and the Combatant Status of Terrorists. In Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics Annual Conference. University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Shawn Kaplan (2012). Punitive Warfare. In Association for Political Theory Annual Conference (pp. 15). University of South Carolina.

Shawn Kaplan (2012). Punitive Warfare. In 29th International Social Philosophy Conference (pp. 15). Northeastern University.

Shawn Kaplan (2011). Is There a Political Obligation to Fight on Behalf of the State? In Association for Political Theory Annual Conference (pp. 34). University of Notre Dame.

Shawn Kaplan (2011). Is Express Consent Required to Fight a War Justly? In Association of Legal and Social Philosophy Annual Conference (pp. 34). University of Warwick, UK.

Shawn Kaplan (2011). Do Enlistees Have a Political Obligation to Fight When Commanded? In Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference (pp. 9). University of Manchester, UK.

Shawn Kaplan (2010). Beyond Justifying Emergencies. In Conference on War and Self-Defence (pp. 12). University of Shefield, UK.

Shawn Kaplan (2010). Just War Theory: What Is It Good For? In 7th Global Conference on War and Peace (pp. 12). Prague, Czech Republic.

Shawn Kaplan (2009). A Critique of Two Arguments for Indiscriminate Terrorism. In Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress. University of Colorado.

Shawn Kaplan (2007). On the Effectiveness of Nonviolent Resistance and Terrorism: The Case of Sri Lanka. In Terrorism, Pacifism and The Culture of War: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference (pp. 12). Bethany College.

Shawn Kaplan (2007). Three Prejudices Against Terrorism. In Long Island Philosophical Association Meeting (pp. 12). Suffolk County Community College.

Shawn Kaplan (2007). Terrorism as a Legitimate Means to Social or Political Justice? In 34th Conference on Value Inquiry (pp. 15). Adrian College.