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Derek Duplessie
  • Graduate Fellow 2015-2016


Derek Duplessie is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Philosophy. He is writing his dissertation on Plato’s defense of Socratic philosophy under the direction of Professor Ronna Burger.

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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.