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Hans Gruening
  • Graduate Fellow 2004-2005


Hans Gruenig earned his B.A. (cum laude) in Philosophy and German in 1992 at the University of Vermont where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to complete an M.A. in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies in 1999. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at Tulane University. He was the recipient of Tulane University’s Motor Board Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2001-2002, and a Berlin Exchange Fellowship at the Freie Universitat in 2002-3003.

Hans is writing his dissertation, “Heidegger and Death: Mortality, Morality, and Metanoia,” under the direction of Professor Michael Zimmerman. His research interests include Heidegger; Buddhism, Gebser, comparative philosophy, phenomenology of spirituality, and environmental ethics.

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.