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Douglas Portmore
  • 2008-2009 CEPA Faculty Fellow


Douglas Portmore is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University and a 2008-2009 Center Faculty Fellow. He earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His areas of specialization include value theory, normative ethics, and applied ethics. Professor Portmore is a founding member of Pea Soup, a blog dedicated to philosophy, ethics, and academia.


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.