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Tziporah Kasachkoff
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. New York University

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Law
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Theoretical Ethics
  • Applied and Professional Ethics
  • The Teaching of Philosophy

Representative Publications

Teaching Philosophy: Pedagogical Insights and Practical Suggestions (ed.) (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.) 2003

Morality and Public Policy (ed. with Steven M. Cahn) (Prentice Hall Publishing, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, NJ) 2002

“Civil Emergencies and the Claims of Innocence” (with John Kleinig), ‘Shooting to Kill’: The Law Governing the Use of Lethal Force in Context, (Oxford: Hart Publishing) 2010.

“The Un-wisdom of Criminalizing Self-Degrading Conduct: A Reply to John Kleinig” Paternalism in Criminal Law, eds., 2009.

“Teaching Ethics: The Relevance of Empirical Findings in Psychology” in A Teacher's Life: Essays for Steven Cahn (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers) 2009

“Drug Addiction and Responsibility for the Health Care of Drug Addicts” in Ethical Challenges for Intervening in Drug Use: Policy, Research and Treatment Issues, 2006 189-204.

“Reasoning and Moral Decision-Making: A Critique of the Social Intuitionist Model” (with H. Saltzstein), European Journal of Developmental Science (EJDS) 2008, Vol. 2, No. 3, 287-302.

“Following the Argument Where It leads?” (with Isaac Nevo) Teaching Philosophy, Vol. 29, No. 2, June 2006

“Reply to Cahn’s ‘The Happy Immoralist’” Journal of Social Philosophy, Vol. XXXV, No. 1, Spring 2004

“Drug Addiction and Responsibility for the Health Care of Addicts” Substance Use and Misuse, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2004 (489-509)

“Haidt’s Moral Intuitionist Theory: A Psychological and Philosophical Critique” (with H. Saltzstein) The Review of General Psychology, 2004 (273-282)

“Comment and Reply to Suzanne Uniacke’s “A Reply to Two Critics “ Law and Philosophy, Vol. 19, No. 5 December 2000 (635-639)

“Killing in Self Defense: An Unquestionable or Problematic Defense?” Law and Philosophy, Vol. 17, Nos. 5-6. November, 1998 (509-531).

APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy (ed.) (Since 1986)

In the Tradition of Socrates: Essays on Teaching Philosophy (ed.), 1997

"Tolerance and Moral Compromise" Synthesis Philosophica, 9, 1994

"Paternalism: Does Gratitude Make it Okay?" Social Theory and Practice, 1994

"Explaining and Justifying: Is There a Difference?" Informal Logic, 1988

"Utilitarianism: Moral Principles and Conceptual Defenses" Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 1980