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Michael Huemer
  • 2018-2019 CEPA Faculty Fellow


Michael Huemer is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder and 2018-19 CEPA Faculty Fellow. His research interests include ethics, metaethics, epistemology, and political philosophy. Professor Huemer is the author or editor of six books, including Ethical Intuitionism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), The Problem of Political Authority (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), and, most recently, Paradox Lost (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). His scholarly articles have appeared in a variety of top philosophy journals, including The Philosophical ReviewThe Journal of Philosophy, and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. During his tenure at the Murphy Institute, Professor Huemer will be working on a project investigating legal ethics for anarchists. Professor Huemer received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1998.

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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.