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Faculty Seminars

The Faculty Seminar is a series of workshops in which Tulane faculty, the Center’s Faculty Fellows and distinguished visitors present works in progress in ethics, political philosophy, political theory, the philosophy of law, and the history of ideas.

Papers are distributed one week beforehand to the participants who read the paper and prepare discussion questions for the presenter. Most of each session is devoted to discussion of the paper.

The seminar is open to the Center for Ethics Faculty Fellows and Graduate Fellows, as well invited faculty and graduate students who work in the relevant fields.

Bruce Brower, Chair of the Tulane Department of Philosophy and Chair the Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Committee is the seminar organizer.

Past Faculty Seminars

Past Faculty Seminars



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.