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Philosophy educator

Margaret Pabst Battin, American philosophy educator.


Battin, Margaret Pabst was born on November 29, 1940 in New Orleans. Daughter of William Richard Junior and Margaret Hayes (Richards) Pabst.


Student, University Munich, 1961-1962; Bachelor in Philosophy with honors magna cum laude, Bryn Mawr College, 1963; Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing, University of California, Irvine, 1973; Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, University of California, Irvine, 1976.


Assistant professor, U. Utah, Salt Lake City, 1977-1981; associate professor, U. Utah, Salt Lake City, 1981-1988; professor, U. Utah, Salt Lake City, since 1988. Philosopher in residence VA Medical Center, Salt Lake City, 1981. Adjunct Professor division medical ethics U. Utah School Medicine, since 1990.



Member American Philosophical Association (pacific division program committee 1985-1988, program chair, 1987, committee on philosophy and medicine, 1987-1990), American Society for Aesthetics (trustee, 1985-1988, pacific divsn president 1985-1986), American Association Suicidology (board directors 1986-1989, chair ethics committee 1992-1995), Society Scientific Study of Religion, American Society Law and Medicine, Society for Health and Human Values, European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care, American Association Bioethics (board directors since 1993), American Council of Learned Societies, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Blake Norris Battin, April 11, 1964 (divorced 1976). Children: Michael Wood, Sara Richards. Married Roger Brooke Hopkins, January 1, 1986.

William Richard Pabst Junior

Margaret Hayes (Richards) Pabst

Blake Norris Battin

Roger Brooke Hopkins

Sara Richards Battin

Michael Wood Battin