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Daniel Jacobson
  • 2016-2017 CEPA Faculty Fellow


Daniel Jacobson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, and his recent research focuses on issues in ethics, political philosophy, and moral psychology. He is the co-editor, with Justin D’Arms, of Moral Psychology and Human Agency: Philosophical Essays on the Science of Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2014), and his work has appeared in a variety of prestigious scholarly journals and collected volumes. Recently, Professor Jacobson also served as Project Leader of “The Science of Ethics,” a three-year project funded by the John Templeton Foundation. During his tenure at the Murphy Institute, he will be working on a project titled, “Reconstructing John Stuart Mill,” a monograph which argues for a new and unique interpretation of Mill’s moral and political philosophy.

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.