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Samuel Scheffler, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Seminar

University Professor of Philosophy, New York University


Uptown Campus
Rogers Memorial Chapel
Seminar Room

Event Details

Invitation Only

Event Type: Faculty Seminars

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

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About The Speaker

Samuel Scheffler is University Professor of Philosophy at New York University. His research focuses primarily on issues in moral and political philosophy, and he is the author of five books, including, Human Morality (Oxford University Press, 1992), Equality and Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2010), and, most recently, Death and the Afterlife (Oxford University Press, 2013). His work has also appeared in many highly reputable academic journals, such as Philosophy and Public Affairs, Ethics, and Journal of Political Philosophy. Professor Scheffler earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University and has been the recipient of both Guggenheim and NEH fellowships.

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.