About Me

23434994_10155217873955028_6265383414471792584_nI am an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, and affiliate faculty of the Illinois Program in Law and Philosophy and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I first studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where I did a B.A. in philosophy and psychology as well as two M.A.s in philosophy and psychoanalytically-oriented clinical psychology. I then did my Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Chicago.

My research falls into two areas. The first area lies at the intersection of contemporary moral philosophy and 18th-century moral philosophy (esp. Adam Smith). The second area is biomedical ethics (esp. the values at play in the physician-patient relationship). I am also interested in Hume, Nietzsche, Freud and psychoanalysis, and the later Wittgenstein.

I am currently working on a book entitled Idealization and the Moral Point of View: An Adam Smithian Account of Moral Reasons, which is under contract with Oxford University Press.