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The Center for Ethics and Public Affairs

Established in 2001, The Center for Ethics and Public Affairs coordinates and supports research and discussion of ethics and public affairs. It draws from a number of fields overlapping fields, including moral and political philosophy, normative and applied ethics,  moral psychology, political theory, and legal theory.  To provide part of the advanced research infrastructure that attracts and rewards outstanding faculty and graduate students, the Center for Ethics funds both a Visiting Faculty Fellowship program and a Graduate Fellowship program.  The Center for Ethics is one of the most active in the country, sponsoring 14 guest speakers and several conferences a year.

Faculty Fellows

To date, over 40 leading academics from the US, the UK, Australia, Germany, Singapore, and Argentina have spent a year in residence at the Center for Ethics.  

Graduate Fellows

Beginning in 2002, More than 40 Tulane Ph.D. students has served as  Graduate Fellowships at the Center for Ethics and Public Affairs. 

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Chris Heathwood - 2017-2018 CEPA Faculty Fellow - The Murphy Institute

Faculty Spotlight

Chris Heathwood

2017-2018 CEPA Faculty Fellow

Chris Heathwood is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Professor Heathwood received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2005. His research interests include Ethical Theory (with an emphasis on well-being and metaethics), Metaphysics, and Philosophy of Religion. His work has appeared in a variety of prestigious scholarly journals and collected volumes, including Analysis, Philosophical Studies, and Oxford Studies in Metaethics. During his tenure at the Murphy Institute, Professor Heathwood will be working on a project titled “Well-Being and Desire.”

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), the Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.