Debra Satz

Debra Satz

 

Political Philosopher Debra Satz 12th Annual Lindner Lecture Speaker

Stanford professor to speak Oct. 25 at The College of Wooster

18 October, 2017 by Sarah Stanley

WOOSTER, Ohio – Debra Satz, the Maria Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society at Stanford University, will present “Distributing Schooling: The Place and Meaning of Equal Educational Opportunity" at the 12th Lindner Lecture in Ethics on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at The College of Wooster. The free public lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall (303 E. University St.). A dessert reception will precede the lecture.

The following day, Thursday, Oct. 26, a panel of Satz, Dan Hausman, the Herbert A. Simon and Hilldale Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Kristi Olson, assistant professor of philosophy at Bowdoin College, will convene at 11 a.m. in room 105 of Scovel Hall (944 College Mall) for an “author meets critics” session.

Satz is widely respected for the rigor and clarity of her work, for its profound interdisciplinarity (involving the disciplines of philosophy, political science, biomedical ethics, and economics), and for the seriousness of moral purpose that it typically exhibits. Her disciplined philosophical thinking bears on the injustices and inequities of our world. She is the author of “Why Some Things Should Not Be For Sale” (2010), a co-author of “Occupy the Future” (2013), and co-editor of “Toward a Humanist Justice: The Political Philosophy of Susan Moller Okin” (2009).

In 2004, Satz received the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford’s highest teaching honor. The award cited her "extraordinary teaching that combines rigorous thought with serious engagement in the moral dilemmas facing humanity." She was awarded the Roland Prize in 2010 for faculty volunteer service and co-founded the Hope House Scholars Program, which pairs volunteer faculty with undergraduates to teach liberal arts courses to residents of a drug and alcohol treatment facility for women.

Satz served as president of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy from 2013-2016 and is on the advisory board for the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society. She received a bachelor’s degree from City College of New York and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Hausman’s research focuses on methodological, metaphysical, and ethical issues at the boundaries between economics and philosophy. In collaboration with Michael McPherson, he founded the journal Economics and Philosophy and was the editor for its first 10 years. He received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master’s degree from New York University, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. 

Olson, a former public interest lawyer, specializes in the intersection of political philosophy and public policy, with a particular focus on questions of distributive justice. She received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, a J.D. from Duke University, and an A.M. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

The Lindner Lecture in Ethics is supported by The Lindner Endowment, which was established in 2007 through a generous gift from Carl H. Lindner to support the department of philosophy in the teaching of ethics. Additional information about the lecture is available by phone (330-263-2380) or email.