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David Sobel

David Sobel


Irwin and Marjorie Guttag Professor, Ethics and Political Philosophy
Philosophy

dsobel@syr.edu

206 Tolley Humanities Building
315.443.8463


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 rights, as well as the case for a non-naturalist conception of normativity.

Education

Ph.D., The University of Michigan