Nethanel Lipshitz, PhD

Hecht-Levi Fellow

Nethanel Lipshitz has a PhD in philosophy from the University of Chicago, and a B.A in psychology and the Amirim Honors Program in the Humanities from the Hebrew University. His work focuses on egalitarian moral and political philosophy, and especially on basic equality, the view that all human beings (or all persons) are equal in moral status. He was a Law and Philosophy postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, an Edmond J. Safra postdoctoral fellow at the Buchmann Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University, and a postdoctoral fellow at Bar-Ilan’s Philosophy Department. Net is a member of an interdisciplinary research group on the moral status of frozen blastocysts. He is also a member of the ethics board of The Israeli Fertility Association (IFA) and the ethics board of the Sheba Hospital Nursing School. As a Hecht-Levi Fellow, he is interested in further exploring the application of the notion of moral status in medical ethics, especially in relation to frozen blastocysts and individuals in a permanent vegetative state. He is also interested in venturing into related topics, such as prenatal testing, the conditions for having personal interests, and the definition of death.