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Oded Na’aman

Oded Na’aman is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a longtime member of Breaking the Silence. His 2014 Boston Review essay “The Possibility of Self-Sacrifice” was noted in Best American Essays.


Why is the reality of Palestinian suffering denied in the Israeli consciousness?

Oded Na’aman

In the aftermath of October 7.

Oded Na'aman

How philosophical thinking can make truthfulness possible even when the truth can barely be fathomed.

Oded Na’aman

War is almost always a choice, a madness we go along with.

Oded Na’aman

When is public death meaningful? A case study of political suicide.

Oded Na’aman

As you stand at the checkpoint, you must constantly consider the various ways you may be attacked.

Oded Na’aman

Forum Responses

Vengeful anger is not a morally correct response to wrongdoing.
Oded Na’aman

Can the nation-state serve social justice?

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò leads a forum with Thea Riofrancos, Mariame Kaba & Andrea Ritchie, Ishac Diwan & Bright Simons, and others. Plus Leila Farsakh on Palestinian statehood, Astra Taylor and Leah Hunt-Hendrix on a “solidarity state,” Joshua Craze on rule by militia, and much more. 

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