Daniel Statman

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I am a professor of philosophy at the University of Haifa, Israel, and have chaired its philosophy department since 2017. My areas of specialization are ethics, political and legal philosophy, and Jewish philosophy. Between 2016-2018 I served as chair of the Israeli Philosophical Association.


My recent books are War by Agreement: A Contractarian Ethics of War (Oxford University Press, 2019, with Yitzhak Benbaji), and State and Religion in Israel: A Philosophical-Legal Inquiry (Cambridge University Press, 2019, with Gideon Sapir).  

I am a co-founder and co- academic advisor of the Min Habe'erot ["From the Wells"] program under the auspices of the Shalom Hartman Institute. The program brings together Jewish and Arab educators to study Muslim, Christian, and Jewish texts together.

I am also a senior fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute and the director of its program on Human Rights and Judaism for excellent PhD candidates.