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J. David Velleman, New York University

Tree Over Roof of Building on Tulane University's Campus - The Murphy Institute

Professor of Philosophy

"Morality Here and There"


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

J. David Vellemen, Professor of Philosophy at New York University, works primarily in the philosophy of action, the self, and the foundations of morality. He is the author of three books — Practical Reflection (Princeton, 1989), How We Get Along (Cambridge, 2009), and Foundations for Moral Relativism (Open Book Publishers, 2013) — as well as two collections of papers — Self to Self (Cambridge, 2005) and The Possibility of Practical Reason (University of Michigan, reprinted 2009). His articles have appeared in leading journals including Mind, The Philosophical Review, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Public Affairs, and Noûs, among others. With Stephen Darwall, he is a founding co-Editor of Philosophers’ Imprint —a refereed, online journal dedicated to Open Access. Professor Velleman has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1983.

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.