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Julian Lamont
  • 2004-2005 CEPA Faculty Fellow


Julian Lamont is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Queensland. He has degrees in philosophy from the University of Queensland and in economics from the University of Melbourne, and completed his Ph.D. at Monash University in 1991. His research interests include political philosophy and economics, metaphysics, business and professional ethics, and bioethics.

With Gerald Gaus and Christi Favor he is a contributing editor of the forthcoming volume Values, Justice and Economics (Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi Publishing). Other recent publications include “Distributive Justice” in Handbook of Political Theory (Sage Publications, London, UK, 2004); “The Concept of Desert in Distributive Justice” in Desert and Entitlement: Equality and Justice (Routledge, 2002); and “The Ethics of Doctor Supply Restriction in Australia” (Australian Journal Of Professional And Applied Ethics, 2001).

He is currently working on a theory of income justice and on ethical issues concerned with biotechnology patents.

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.