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Michael Moehler
  • 2009-2010 CEPA Faculty Fellow


Michael Moehler is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the PPE Program at at Virginia Tech. He has held a visiting position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and taught in the joint Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics with Duke University. Professor Moehler received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a master’s degree in philosophy of the social sciences, a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and economics, and a bachelor’s degree in business studies. His main research interests lie in moral and political philosophy, with a special focus on the contractarian tradition and topics at the intersection of philosophy, politics, and economics.



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.