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Marya Schechtman, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Seminar

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Professor of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago


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

Marya Schechtman is Professor of Philosophy and a member of the Laboratory of Integrated Neuroscience at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses primarily on questions of personal identity and ethics. She is the author of The Constitution of Selves (Cornell University Press, 1996) and Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life (Oxford University Press, 2014). In addition to these, she has published numerous articles in many highly regarded venues, including Philosophical Psychology, Synthese, and Philosophical Studies. Professor Schechtman earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1988.

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.