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Maura Cowan
  • 2019-2020 Graduate Fellow


Maura Cowen is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy whose research focuses on Aristotle, Plato,  and the history of philosophy. She is writing her dissertation is on the limits of the search for perfect justice in Plato's Republic under the direction of Professor Ronna Burger.

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.