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Gabrielle Ray
  • 2019-2020 Graduate Fellow


Gabrielle Ray is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy, which focuses on political philosophy,  the history of philosophy, Hobbes, Locke, and Kant.   She’s writing her dissertation on the status of religion in the political thought of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke under the direction of Professor Richard Velkley.

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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.