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Philosophy

New Specialty Ph.D. Track in Moral Philosophy

The Department has a new specialty PhD track in Moral Philosophy. More information about the Moral Philosophy track is available here. More information about ethics and moral philosophy at Tulane is available here.


New Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Department has a new Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching!


New Faculty Appointments

The Department welcomed two new faculty members in Fall 2015, Daniel Burnston (Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science) and Chad Van Schoelandt (Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Agency and Responsibility)



Recent Faculty Publications

Radu Bogdan

  • "Scaffolding Early Acquisitions in Communication and Language: Intuitive Psychology as Mind Designer," in Budwig et. al. (eds.), Rethinking Language and Communication Development, Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • "Memory as a Window on the Mind," in Parvu (ed.), Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science. Springer, 2015.
  • Mindvaults: Sociocultural Grounds for Pretending and Imagining, (MIT Press), 2013

Ronna Burger

  • On Plato's Euthyphro (Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation, Munich, Dec. 2015).
  • "Socrates' Odyssean Return: on Plato's Charmides," in Schaeffer and Dustin, Socratic Philosophy and its Others (Rowman and Littlefield 2013)
  • "Maimonides on Knowledge of Good and Evil: The Guide of the Perplexed 1.2," in Lomax and Pangle, Political Philosophy Cross-Examined (Palgrave-Macmillan 2013).

Eric Mack

Kevin Morris

Oliver Sensen

David Shoemaker

  • “Response-Dependent Responsibility; Or, a Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Blame,” The Philosophical Review (2017)
  • “Me and Mine,” (with Peter Jaworski), Philosophical Studies (2017)
  • “Good Selves, True Selves: Moral Ignorance, Responsibility, and the Presumption of Goodness,” (with David Faraci), Philosophy & Phenomenological Research (2017)
  • Oxford Studies in Agency & Responsibility, Vol. 4 (Oxford 2017)
  • Responsibility from the Margins (Oxford 2015)
  • “Ecumenical Attributability,” in Clarke, McKenna, and Smith, The Nature of Moral Responsibility (Oxford 2015)

Chad Van Schoelandt

  • "Moral Accountability and Social Norms" Social Philosophy & Policy 35 (2018)
  • "Consensus on What? Convergence for What?: Four Models of Political Liberalism" (with Gerald Gaus), Ethics (forthcoming)

Richard Velkley


Murphy Institute Information and Events

Tulane is home to The Murphy Institute of Political Economy, which offers an undergraduate program in political economy and supports PPE: A Journal of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. The department is closely connected with The Murphy Institute's Center for Ethics and Public Affairs

John Howard, who is Associate Director of the Murphy Institute and teaches courses in the philosophy department, was awarded the 2007 Mortar Board Award for Excellence in Non-Tenured Teaching.

For information about upcoming Murphy Institute public lectures, click here

For information about upcoming Murphy Institute seminars, click here

For all upcoming Murphy Institute events, click here.

The Murphy Institute also sponsors the New Orleans Workshop on Agency and Responsibility, the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Conference, and the New Orleans Invitational Seminar in Ethics.

Judeo-Christian Studies Lecture Series

For information about the Judeo-Christian Lecture Series, click here.

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