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Patient's autonomy, physician's convictions and euthanasia in Belgium (2016)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2016). Patient's autonomy, physician's convictions and euthanasia in Belgium. Jahrbuch für Recht und Ethik / Annual Review of Law and Ethics, 24, 343-356

The aim of this paper is to show the inherent contradiction in the Belgian euthanasia practice. While stressing patient’s autonomy, medical professionals exhibit paternalism in deciding the patient’s fate. First, background information is provided. T... Read More about Patient's autonomy, physician's convictions and euthanasia in Belgium.

Discrimination against Jewish Women in Halacha (Jewish Law) and in Israel (2016)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). Discrimination against Jewish Women in Halacha (Jewish Law) and in Israel. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 45(2), 290-310. https://doi.org/10.1080/13530194.2016.1258543

© 2016 British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Democracy is supposed to allow individuals the opportunity to follow their conception of the good without coercion. Generally speaking, Israel gives precedence to Judaism over liberalism. This article... Read More about Discrimination against Jewish Women in Halacha (Jewish Law) and in Israel.

Jihad online: How do terrorists use the internet? (2016)
Book Chapter
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2017). Jihad online: How do terrorists use the internet?. In Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Media and Metamedia Management, 55-66. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46068-0_8

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 about Jihad online: How do terrorists use the internet?.

The Charlie Hebdo affair : between speech and terror (2016)
Digital Artefact
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2016). The Charlie Hebdo affair : between speech and terror

The Charlie Hebdo affair has brought to the fore four major issues: [1] Freedom of expression and offence [2] The fallacy of universal liberalism [3] Globalization [4] Sombre yet sober thoughts about the era in which we live.

Resolvendo o conflito Israelense-Palestino : uma solução bi-estatal (2016)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2016). Resolvendo o conflito Israelense-Palestino : uma solução bi-estatal

O objetivo desse texto é esboçar os parâmetros para a paz entre Israel e Palestina. Baseando nos Parâmetros de Clinton, o Acordo de Genebra, a Iniciativa Árabe e os diálogos entre Olmert e Abbas, argumenta-se a favor da solução de dois Estados e suge... Read More about Resolvendo o conflito Israelense-Palestino : uma solução bi-estatal.

Hate and racist speech in the United States - a critique (2015)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2015). Hate and racist speech in the United States - a critique. Philosophy and Public Issues, 6(1), 77-123

This article attempts to explain why the United States is exhibiting the most liberal stand on protecting freedom of expression. It is argued that the American credo is comprised of strong belief in liberty and individuality and of strong anti-govern... Read More about Hate and racist speech in the United States - a critique.

Confronting the internet's dark side: Moral and social responsibility on the free highway (2015)
Book
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2015). Confronting the internet's dark side: Moral and social responsibility on the free highway. https://doi.org/10.1017/cbo9781316226391

© Raphael Cohen-Almagor 2015. Terrorism, cyberbullying, child pornography, hate speech, cybercrime: along with unprecedented advancements in productivity and engagement, the Internet has ushered in a space for violent, hateful, and antisocial behavio... Read More about Confronting the internet's dark side: Moral and social responsibility on the free highway.

Parameters for a two-state solution (2015)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2015). Parameters for a two-state solution. Palestine-Israel journal, 21(2), 112-119

It is now fashionable to bury the idea of a two-state solution, saying it is no longer practical. However, all who are quick to bury the idea are very slow to propose an alternative, possibly because no alternative exists. What follows is an attempt... Read More about Parameters for a two-state solution.

Facebook and Holocaust denial (2015)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2015). Facebook and Holocaust denial. Justice magazine, 57(Winter), 10-16

In this article, I take issue with Facebook’s policy that allows Holocaust denial on its web pages because its directors believe that Holocaust denial is not hateful per se. I aim to show that it is hateful and that Facebook and other networking site... Read More about Facebook and Holocaust denial.

Tolerance (2015)
Book Chapter
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2015). Tolerance. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers

Article examining the origins of the concept of tolerance.

First do no harm: euthanasia of patients with dementia in Belgium (2015)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2016). First do no harm: euthanasia of patients with dementia in Belgium. The Journal of medicine and philosophy, 41(1), 74-89. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmp/jhv031

Euthanasia in Belgium is not limited to terminally ill patients. It may be applied to patients with chronic degenerative diseases. Currently, people in Belgium wish to make it possible to euthanize incompetent patients who suffer from dementia. This... Read More about First do no harm: euthanasia of patients with dementia in Belgium.

Israeli democracy and the rights of its Palestinian citizens (2015)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2015). Israeli democracy and the rights of its Palestinian citizens. Ragion pratica, 45(2), 351-368. https://doi.org/10.1415/81523

The litmus test for assessing the democratization of any given society is the status of its minorities. The more minorities are integrated into society and receive equal treatment, respect and concern, the more light that society would shed unto othe... Read More about Israeli democracy and the rights of its Palestinian citizens.

An argument for physician-assisted suicide and against euthanasia (2015)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2015). An argument for physician-assisted suicide and against euthanasia. Ethics, Medicine and Public Health, 1(4), 431-441 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jemep.2015.10.011

The article opens with the hypothesis that the default position that should guide healthcare providers when treating patients at the end-of-life is that patients opt for life. In the absence of an explicit request to die, we may assume that patients... Read More about An argument for physician-assisted suicide and against euthanasia.

Why Confronting the Internet’s Dark Side? (2015)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2017). Why Confronting the Internet’s Dark Side?. Philosophia, 45(3), 919-929. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11406-015-9658-7

Raphael Cohen-Almagor, the author of Confronting the Internet’s Dark Side, explains his motivation for exploring the dangerous side of the world wide web. This new book is the first comprehensive book on social responsibility on the Internet.

Netcitizenship: addressing cyberevenge and sexbullying (2015)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2015). Netcitizenship: addressing cyberevenge and sexbullying. Journal of applied ethics and philosophy, 7, 14-23. https://doi.org/10.14943/jaep.7.14

This article discusses the phenomena of Cyberevenge, sexbullying, and sextortion, especially among young people. The discussion, based on extensive review of books, research reports, newspapers, journal articles and pertinent websites, analyzes these... Read More about Netcitizenship: addressing cyberevenge and sexbullying.

First do no harm: intentionally shortening lives of patients without their explicit request in Belgium (2015)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2015). First do no harm: intentionally shortening lives of patients without their explicit request in Belgium. Journal of medical ethics, 41(8), 625-629 . https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2014-102387

The aim of this article is to provide a critical review of one of the most worrying aspects of the euthanasia policy and practice in Belgium-the deliberate shortening of lives of some patients without their explicit voluntary request. Some suggestion... Read More about First do no harm: intentionally shortening lives of patients without their explicit request in Belgium.

Internet architecture, freedom of expression and social responsibility: Critical realism and proposals for a better future (2015)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2015). Internet architecture, freedom of expression and social responsibility: Critical realism and proposals for a better future. Innovation : the European journal of social sciences, 28(2), 147-166. https://doi.org/10.1080/13511610.2015.1025042

The article opens by explaining the architecture of the Internet. Given its present raison d'être, a free highway allowing maximum freedom, one may argue that the bounds of free expression are broader in scope on the Net compared with the bounds of l... Read More about Internet architecture, freedom of expression and social responsibility: Critical realism and proposals for a better future.

Medical ethics and academic freedom - my Dutch experience (2015)
Book Chapter
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2015). Medical ethics and academic freedom - my Dutch experience. In A. Jotkowitz, & S. Shvarts (Eds.), Autonomy, Altruism and Authority in Medical Ethics: Essays in Honor of Professor Shimon Glick, 11-29. Nova Science Publishers

Right to die (2014)
Book Chapter
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2014). Right to die. In Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics, 1-14. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-05544-2_386-1

This entry opens with a concise history of the right to die movement. Then it provides a conceptual framework, explaining key terms that are often utilized by those who advocate physician aid-in-dying: liberty, autonomy, dignity, respect, concern, qu... Read More about Right to die.