About Me

23434994_10155217873955028_6265383414471792584_nI am an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and faculty affiliate of the Illinois Program in Law and Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am also a  member of the Ethics Committee at Carle Foundation Hospital. I first studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where I did a B.A. in philosophy and psychology, an M.A. in philosophy, and another M.A. in psychoanalytically-oriented clinical psycho-logy. I then did my Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Chicago.

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