I 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 APA Committee on Philosophy and Medicine as well as 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 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. Hume and Smith). The second area is biomedical ethics (esp. the values at play in the physician-patient relationship). I am also interested in Nietzsche, Freud and psychoanalysis, and the later Wittgenstein.