Nir Ben-Moshe

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Nir Ben-Moshe is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's Department of Philosophy and Carle Illinois College of Medicine, and Affiliate Faculty for the Unit of Criticism and Interpretive Theory. Dr Ben-Moshe studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he received a B.A. and two M.A.'s in Philosophy and Psychoanalytically-Oriented Clinical Psychology. Dr. Ben-Moshe then received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago. Dr. Ben-Moshe has published several academic papers in contemporary and 18th-century moral philosophy such as A Defense of Modest Ideal Observer Theory: The Case of Adam Smith's Impartial Spectator in many acclaimed journals such as the Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, and the Australasian Journal of Philosophy. Dr. Ben-Moshe is also working on a book, Idealization and the Moral Point of View: An Adam Smithian Account of Moral Reasons.