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Tom Dougherty
  • 2018-2019 CEPA Faculty Fellow


Tom Dougherty is a University Lecturer in the Philosophy Faculty at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity Hall and 2018-19 CEPA Faculty Fellow. His research focuses on normative ethics, the ethics of consent, and gender representation in the academy. Professor Dougherty's scholarly articles have appeared in top philosophy journals, such as EthicsPhilosophy and Phenomenological Research, and Philosophy and Public Affairs. During his tenure at the Murphy Institute, Professor Dougherty will be working on a project on the ethics of touch. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 2010.

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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.