Elad Uzan

elad usan
I completed my Ph.D. on the law and ethics of war at Tel Aviv University. During my doctoral studies, I held visiting posts at Harvard Law School and Oxford’s Faculty of Philosophy. Prior to that, I completed an undergraduate degree in law and political theory, and two master’s degrees, one in philosophy and religion, with a thesis on the influence of feminist philosophy on legal claims within Orthodox Judaism, and a second in law and economics, with a thesis on the normative, economic, and legal foundations of effective altruism.
2021 Elad Uzan, “Moral Sunk Costs in War and Self-Defence”, The Philosophical Quarterly 71(2): 359–377.
2016 Elad Uzan, “Soldiers, Civilians, and in bello Proportionality: A Proposed Revision”, The Monist 99(1): 87-96.
2016 Elad Uzan, “From Social Norm to Legal Claim: How American Orthodox Feminism Changed Orthodoxy in Israel”, Modern Judaism 36(2): 144-162.
I write on topics at the intersection of moral, political, and legal philosophy. My current project deals with the moral constraints upon, and legal limits of, self-defense. Some areas of focus include justifications for and constraints on permissible harming, the ethics of risk-taking and risk-imposition in war, theories of harm aggregation in the context of war, and the influence of uncertainty on moral decision-making in war.