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Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society, Professor of Philosophy, and by courtesy, Political Science

Department of Philosophy
Building 90, Room 102L
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2155
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Research Interests
social and political philosophy, philosophy of social science, philosophy of economics, feminist philosophy, nature of the state's obligation to provide an education to its citizens, relationship between markets and social altruism, global justice.

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Debra Satz is the Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society and Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University. Prior to coming to Stanford in 1988, Dr. Satz taught at Swarthmore College. She also held fellowships at the Princeton University Center for Human Values and the Stanford Humanities Center. In 2002, she was the Marshall Weinberg Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan. 

Dr. Satz grew up in the Bronx and received her B.A. from the City College of New York. She received her PhD from MIT in 1987.

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In the Stanford performance of Betrayed, George Packer tells the sad story of Iraqi interpreters and drivers abandoned by the Americans
He'll be discussing the play with author and creative writing Professor Tobias Wolff and philosophy Professor Debra Satz as part of the "Ethics and War" series. His visit to Stanford will be a homecoming for Packer, who grew up around the campus.
May 17, 2011 in Stanford University News

Debate alone can't extinguish human-rights abuses, Sen says
Stanford professor Debra Satz, director of the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, lauded the economics Nobel laureate Amartya Sen as "perhaps the most powerful voice for restoring an ethical dimension to economics. He’s done an enormous amount to call attention to how people’s lives really go that isn’t visible simply by looking at a GDP point of view," Satz said.
May 3, 2011 in The Stanford Daily

Stanford launches effort to increase study of humanities
At Stanford, 16 percent of students are humanities majors. Debra Satz, senior associate dean for the Humanities and Arts, said the initiative intends to "combat the growing pre-professionalism of students" who question the relevance of humanistic study ...
April 19, 2011 in The Stanford Daily

The humanities in America — an endangered species?
Philosopher Debra Satz, Stanford's senior associate dean for the humanities, praised the humanities' role not only in "cultivating critical imagination, sympathetic understanding," but in drawing together people from diverse backgrounds working toward ...
February 4, 2011 in Stanford University News

Stanford researchers seek interdisciplinary solutions to food-related problems
In her presentation on food ethics, Debra Satz, PhD, senior associate dean for the humanities and arts, spoke about the social responsibility tied to our ...
November 5, 2010 in Scope (blog)

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