I’m a post-doctoral fellow at Bar-Ilan University (The Philosophy Department), and I also teach at Tel-Aviv University (The Buchmann Faculty of Law). I was previously a Law and Philosophy Fellow at The University of Chicago and a research fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University. I recieved a PhD in philosophy at the University of Chicago in July 2018 (Dissertation title: “A Defense of Basic Equality”. Committee: Brian Leiter (co-chair), Martha Nussbaum (co-chair), and Dan Brudney).

I work mainly in ethics (including medical ethics) and political philosophy. A large portion of my research is dedicated to interpreting, defending and exploring the implications of “basic equality,” the idea that all human beings are equal in moral status, and deserve to be treated “as equals” by fellow human beings and by the state. I am also interested in questions relating to distributive justice, cosmopolitanism, and wrongful discrimination.

At Bar-Ilan, I am collaborating with Dr. Efrat Ram-Tiktin from the philosophy department in a project the aim of which is to develop a theory of distributive justice in education.

Pronouncing my first name can be tricky.  I therefore go by Net, to the satisfaction of all.

lipshitz1 (at) tauex.tau.ac.il