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Julinna C. Oxley
  • Graduate Fellow 2003-2004


Julinna C. Oxley received a B.A. (cum laude) in Philosophy and English Literature from Wheaton College in 1995, and an M.A. in Philosophy from Boston College in 1998, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy in Philosophy from Tulane University in 2006. She completed her dissertation, “Empathy in Contractual Theories of Ethics” under the direction of Professor Gerald Gaus.

Dr. Oxley is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Coastal Carolina University. Her research interests include contemporary ethical theory, meta-ethics, political philosophy, Kantian constructivism, and emotions and practical reasoning.

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.