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Bas van der Vossen
  • 2013-2014 CEPA Faculty Fellow


Bas van der Vossen, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, earned his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 2008. His research focuses on issues in political philosophy and the philosophy of law. His work has appeared in journals such as Law and Philosophy, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, and Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.

During his fellowship year Professor van der Vossen will develop a theory of property that is consistent with both Lockean and Kantian commitments.

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.