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Oded Na’aman

Oded Na’aman is a fellow at the Martin Buber Society of Fellows and, starting in 2022, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a longtime member of Breaking the Silence, an Israeli organization of veterans who collect testimonies of Israeli soldiers’ from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. His essays and works of fiction appeared in HaaretzAlaxonMa’ayan, the Guardian, the NationLe MondeHuffington PostForeign Affairs, and The Point. His 2014 Boston Review essay “The Possibility of Self Sacrifice” was noted in Best American Essays.

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

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

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

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

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Vengeful anger is not a morally correct response to wrongdoing.

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