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David Sobel

David Sobel

Irwin and Marjorie Guttag Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy

206 Tolley Humanities Building

Research and Teaching Interests

David Sobel works primarily in ethics. Much of his research has focused on understanding what makes something valuable. Recently he has also explored how demanding our moral obligations can be, problems for some libertarian conceptions of our natural rights, as well as the best understanding of what makes something good for us.


Ph.D., The University of Michigan