About Me

332206226_1030556038349796_3329138713559958811_nI am an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I first studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where I completed a B.A. and two M.A.s in philosophy and psychology, including an M.A. in psychoanalytically-oriented clinical psychology. I then earned my Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago.

My research falls primarily 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.