Davis, Michael (S.) 1943-
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.
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."