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Nomy Arpaly, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Seminar

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Professor of Philosophy, Brown University

On Benevolence


Uptown Campus
Rogers Memorial Chapel

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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

Nomy Arpaly is Professor of Philosophy at Brown University. Professor Arpaly’s research interests include ethics, moral psychology, action theory, and free will. She is the author of Unprincipled Virtue (Oxford UP, 2002), Merit, Meaning, and Human Bondage (Princeton UP, 2006), and (with Timothy Schroeder) In Praise of Desire (Oxford UP, 2014). Professor Arpaly’s articles have appeared in many leading journals, such as, Philosophical Review, Journal of Philosophy, Philosophy and Phenomenological Review, and Ethics. Her article “Moral Worth” was selected for inclusion in Philosopher’s Annual as one of the ten best philosophy papers of 2002. Professor Arpaly received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1998.

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.