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Dana Nelkin, University of California, San Diego

Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Seminar

“Friendship, Freedom, and Special Obligations”


Uptown Campus
Rogers Memorial Chapel
Seminar Room

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Invitation Only

Event Type: Faculty Seminars

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Ethics and Public Affairs

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About The Speaker

Dana Nelkin, Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, works in moral psychology, moral philosophy, and the intersection of these fields with law and medicine. Her book Making Sense of Freedom was published by Oxford University Press in 2011, and it has since been the subject of a symposium in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research and of comments with her response in Philosophical Studies. Her work has appeared in Ethics, Noûs, The Philosophical Review, Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility, and numerous other prestigious venues. Nelkin received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1995.

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.