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Dale Dorsey
  • 2012-2013 CEPA Faculty Fellow


Dale Dorsey, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kansas, earned his doctorate from the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses mainly in ethics, and he has a growing interest in the history of that subject, especially the British Moralists, Hutcheson through Mill. The author of a book from the Cambridge University Press, The Basic Minimum: A Welfarist Approach, Professor Dorsey has also written over twenty academic articles, many of which have appeared in top rated journals, including Nôus, Philosophical Studies, and the Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

He will devote his fellowship year to working on his research project on “The Limits of Moral Authority.”

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.