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
(Dec. 6, 2016)
David Sobel co-edits online blog PEA Soup
(Dec. 15, 2015)
Eighth-graders tackle life’s persistent questions: Is it ever OK to lie? Is a hot dog a sandwich?
(Aug. 31, 2015)
Philosophers, scholars, and researchers converge on campus for Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy