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Jihad online : how do terrorists use the internet? (2017)
Book Chapter
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2017). Jihad online : how do terrorists use the internet?. In X. Rúas Araújo, F. C. Freire, V. A. Martínez Fernández, & X. L. García (Eds.), Media and metamedia managementSpringer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46068-0

Terrorism is designed to attract attention to the terrorist's cause and to spread fear and anxiety among wide circles of the targeted population. This paper provides information about the ways terrorists are using the Internet. The threat of terroris... Read More

On the philosophical foundations of medical ethics: Aristotle, Kant, JS Mill and Rawls (2017)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2017). On the philosophical foundations of medical ethics: Aristotle, Kant, JS Mill and Rawls. Ethics, Medicine and Public Health, 3(4), 436-444. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jemep.2017.09.009

© 2017 Elsevier Masson SAS This article aims to trace back some of the theoretical foundations of medical ethics that stem from the philosophies of Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill and John Rawls. The four philosophers had in mind rational... Read More

The role of internet intermediaries in tackling terrorism online (2017)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2017). The role of internet intermediaries in tackling terrorism online. Fordham Law Review, 86(2), 425-453

Many online gatekeepers do not think they have any responsibility for content. Furthermore, permissive online gatekeepers not only allow speech, they facilitate it. They provide platforms and connect speakers with many other people, sometimes anonymo... Read More

Euthanizing people who are 'tired of life' (2017)
Book Chapter
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2017). Euthanizing people who are 'tired of life'. In D. Albert Jones, C. Gastmans, & C. MacKellar (Eds.), Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, 188-201. Cambridge University Press (CUP). https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108182799.012

In Belgium and the Netherlands, a debate is developing about people who express a desire to end their lives although they do not suffer from an incurable, life-threatening disease. In 2000, a court in Haarlem in the Netherlands considered the case of... Read More

J.S. Mill's boundaries of freedom of expression: a critique (2017)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2017). J.S. Mill's boundaries of freedom of expression: a critique. Philosophy : the journal of the British Institute of Philosophical Studies, 92(4), 565-596. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031819117000213

The essay opens with some background information about the period in which JS Mill wrote. The discussion revolves around the concept of blasphemy which Mill considered to be highly problematic. Tagging unpopular views as “blasphemous” amounted to abu... Read More

Balancing freedom of expression and social responsibility on the internet (2017)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2017). Balancing freedom of expression and social responsibility on the internet. Philosophia, 45(3), 973-985. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11406-017-9856-6

This paper reflects on the articles submitted for the Symposium Confronting the Internet’s Dark Side. I discuss some of the criticisms of the book’s theory and my treatment of hate speech. The responsibilities of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) an... Read More