Debra Satz

Debra Satz, PhD

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

(650) 723-2133 (voice)

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.


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.

Other Affiliations

Department of Philosophy