Tulane Home Tulane Shield logo linking to site home page

Murphy Institute Events

Daniel Jacobson, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Seminar

Daniel Jacobson, 2016-2017 CEPA Faculty Fellow - The Murphy Institute of Tulane University

Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan

“Mill Does Not Have a Harm Principle”


Uptown Campus
Rogers Memorial Chapel

Event Details

Invitation Only

Event Type: Faculty Seminars

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

More Information

About the Speaker

Daniel Jacobson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan and 2016-17 CEPA Faculty Fellow. His recent research focuses on issues in ethics, political philosophy, and moral psychology. He is the co-editor, with Justin D’Arms, of Moral Psychology and Human Agency: Philosophical Essays on the Science of Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2014), and his work has appeared in a variety of prestigious scholarly journals and collected volumes. Recently, Professor Jacobson also served as Project Leader of “The Science of Ethics,” a three-year project funded by the John Templeton Foundation. During his tenure at the Murphy Institute, he will be working on a project titled, “Reconstructing John Stuart Mill,” a monograph which argues for a new and unique interpretation of Mill’s moral and political philosophy. Professor Jacobson received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1994.

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.