About Me

23434994_10155217873955028_6265383414471792584_nI am an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am also a research affiliate and member of the Ethics Committee at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. 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 psychology. I then did my Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Chicago.

My research interests lie at the intersection of contemporary moral philosophy (incl. normative ethics, metaethics, practical reason, and moral psychology) and the history of moral philosophy (esp. Hume, Smith, Nietzsche, and Freud). I also have serious research interests in biomedical ethics (esp. the values at play in the doctor-patient relationship). Finally, I am interested in Scottish Enlightenment and 19th-century European philosophy more broadly, as well as in the philosophy of psychoanalysis and later Wittgenstein.