Dr. Danielle Levitan

Minerva Fellow

Lehrstuhl für Praktische Philosophie und Ethik

Short Bio

My name is Danielle Levitan, and I am a Minerva Foundation fellow at a PostDoc level. I received my Doctor of Philosophy and LL.M in Legal Philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For the past three years I have been a Visiting Researcher at the Faculty of Law (two years) and a post-doctoral fellow at the Lady Davis Fellowship Trust (one year) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I work in the areas of moral and political philosophy, philosophy of love, moral psychology, value theory, and normative ethics. My current project What’s Love Got to Do with It? is about promises, attachment, duty and autonomy, and their role in normative ethics. I also maintain a strong interest in Kant which complements my interest in love and duty.

Areas of Competence

Moral and Political Philosophy, Moral Psychology, and Philosophy of Love


“The Problem of Authority and Divorce,” Keele Law Review, Volume 2 (2021), 63–91.


  • “Outsourcing Love”, paper (forthcoming) at the 2022 EPSSE Conference, University of Graz from June 9th to the 11th 2022.
  • “Post-Separation Relationship Duties,” paper given at The End of Relationships: Moral Challenges conference, Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, September 2021.
  • “The Problem of Authority and Divorce,” paper given at Junior Scholar Workshop and Master Class, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University, June 2020; Family Law Workshop, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University, November 2019; and Ninth European Congress of Analytic Philosophy (EACP 9), Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, August 2017.
  • “Good Enough Mother,” paper given at Philosophy and Childhood conference, the Center for Ethics and Poverty, University of Salzburg, Austria, July 2017.
  • “Is There a Moral Right to Childrearing?” paper given at Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland (SWIP-I) conference, Galway, Ireland, December 2016.
  • Workshop on Just Enough: Sufficiency as a Demand of Justice, by Liam Shields, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, December 2016.
  • Workshop on The Values of Liberal Democracy: Themes of Joseph Raz’s Political Philosophy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, April 2016.
  • Workshop on Wellbeing, Centre for Moral and Political Philosophy, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, August 2015.
  • “Childrearing and State Interference: Toward a Critique of the Current (Im)balance,” paper given at European Consortium for Political Research General Conference, University of Glasgow, September 2014.