Davis, Michael (S.) 1943-

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DAVIS, Michael (S.) 1943-

PERSONAL: Born February 6, 1943, in Canton, OH; son of Albert M. (a merchant) and Beatrice Weinberger (a homemaker) Davis; married Deborah Jones (a lawyer), June 23, 1975; children: Alexander Davis-Jones. Education: Western Reserve University, B.A., 1965; University of Michigan, M.A. and Ph.D., 1965-72, studied law, 1976-77.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—Humanities Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616. E-mail— [email protected]

CAREER: Illinois State University, Normal, assistant professor of philosophy, 1977-84; University of Illinois, Chicago, visiting assistant professor of philosophy, 1985-86; Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, professor of philosophy, 1986—.


Ethics and the Legal Profession, Prometheus, 1986.

To Make the Punishment Fit the Crime, Westview Press (Boulder, CO), 1992.

AIDS: Crisis in Professional Ethics, Temple University Press (Philadelphia, PA), 1994.

Justice of the Shadow of Death, Rowman & Littlefield (New York, NY), 1996.

Thinking like an Engineer, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1998.

Ethics and the University, Routledge (New York, NY), 1999.

Contributor to professional journals.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Actual Social Contract: A Philosopher's History of Political Obligation through Locke; editor, The Challenger Disaster; The Political Contract, "a book defending political obligation as the result of actual social contract made now."

SIDELIGHTS: Michael Davis told CA: "My work seems to follow an interest in cooperative practices. I have tried to interpret professions as cooperative practices; I have done the same for political society."