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Jason Raibley


Jason Raibley is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Applied Ethics Forum at California State University – Long Beach. He received his Ph.D. from UMass Amherst in 2007, and he is the author of a number of articles and presented papers on personal well-being, value theory, and bioethics. While at the Murphy Institute, he is working on a book that defends a naturalistic and holistic theory of welfare. This theory understands the well-being of adult human persons in terms of the components of robustly functioning agency, which involves the realization of personal values. The theory is meant to guide our interpretation of social indicators and other data in estimating quality of life.

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.