I am a doctoral student in the Department of Philosophy at Temple University. I was born in Brazil, but lived my adult years in Israel. I did my undergraduate studies and master's degree in the department of philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
My academic research interests lie at the intersection of contemporary moral philosophy (esp. moral psychology and applied ethics) and the history of moral philosophy, in particular Kant. I also have a long-standing interest in aesthetics, philosophy of religion and philosophy of sex & love.
The general question that guided my master's research was how aesthetic experiences may support moral beliefs. In my thesis, I approached this question confronting the puzzle of Kant's postulate of immortality of the soul. I argued that while Kant's claim that we may adopt the belief in the postulate at will is unreasonable, we may nevertheless draw on Kant's third Critique, and in particular on his account of the dynamical sublime, to identify an experience that provides the subjective grounds for our practical faith.
I have an increasingly growing interest in questions of autonomy and rights in intimate relationships. Although this interest stemmed from my encounter with Kant's pessimist views on sexuality and his contractual approach to marriage, I am now working on it through a contemporary lens. In a current project, I defend a nuanced conception of consent in intimate relationships. I address Harry Frankfurt's theory of desires (1971) and argue that through a more liberal approach to the hierarchy between first and second-order desires, the agent may consent to violations of her first-order desires without jeopardizing her autonomy.
Aside from my academic work, I am married to Einav Israel, and we have two little devils named Oz and Avishai. In my free time, I like reading, playing guitar and writing fiction.