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Ethics and Public Affairs Fellowships — Tulane

The Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at the Murphy Institute at Tulane University invites applications for Visiting Research Professorships/Resident Faculty Fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year.

These fellowships are available to support outstanding faculty whose teaching and research focus on ethics, political philosophy, political theory, or questions of moral choice in areas such as, but not restricted to, business, government, law, economics, and medicine. While fellows will participate in conferences and seminars organized by the Murphy Institute, they will be expected to devote most of their time to conducting their own research. Faculty Fellows are normally appointed as Visiting Research Professors. As Visiting Research Professors, they receive a salary of 65,000 USD and are eligible for Tulane University health insurance.


Applicants should hold a doctorate or equivalent research degree in philosophy, political theory, or a related discipline at the time of application. Applicants should also have a full-time college or university appointment at the time of application. Full-time faculty at all ranks are invited to apply.


Required application materials include the completed fellowship application form, curriculum vitae, project description with bibliography, scholarly paper, and two confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants must apply via Interfolio here. Applying for this position via Interfolio is free for all applicants

Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/persons with disabilities/veterans employer committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane will not discriminate against individuals with disabilities or veterans. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please visit the Murphy Institute’s website, or contact the Murphy Institute’s assistant director, Margaret Keenan, at

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Featured Philosopher and Comments Update

Our first Featured Philosopher of the new WordPress era begins tomorrow: Eden Lin (of Ohio St.) will post something on well-being, and we encourage you to read it and join in the conversation.

And speaking of which, there’s now no requirement to log-in to comment on any posts. We realized that the log-in requirement had been deterring some people from commenting, so that’s gone (unless it’s abused and spammed back into existence). So comment away!

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Politics, Philosophy & Economics Discussions at Pea Soup: Juliana Bidadanure’s ‘Making Sense of Age-Group Justice’

We are thrilled to have our first Politics, Philosophy & Economics online discussion in Pea Soup’s new format.

On the 28th of September 2016  we will be discussing Juliana Bidadanure‘s outstanding paper “Making Sense of Age-Group Justice: A Time for Relational Equality?”. Juliana offers a cutting-edge contribution to our understanding of intergenerational inequality. The paper is available here.

We have an excellent line-up of academic experts to discuss Juliana’s paper.  Paul Bou-Habib (Essex) will start us off with a critical précis of the paper.   David Axelssen (LSE), Paula Casal (Pompea Fabra), Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Aarhus), Martin O’Neill (York) and Christian Schemmel (Manchester) will offer their comments. Do join us!

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PEA Soup 3.0: The Launch

We are excited to welcome you to the revamped, retooled, rebooted, and revitalized PEA Soup, now on the WordPress platform and supported by the Prindle Institute of Ethics, out of DePauw University, directed by Andrew Cullison. When last we spoke with you in December 2015, we (the Daves Shoemaker and Sobel) had announced we were stepping down from PEA Soup and had invited folks to write us with ideas for moving the blog forward, rather than just shutting it down. Andy Cullison offered many excellent ideas for the blog that the Prindle Institute could support, and the number of exciting new possibilities persuaded us to stay on board as co-editors for the foreseeable future. We think with Prindle’s support, PEA Soup will be better than ever. We expect and encourage a serious increase in content without any loss of quality.


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New Blog: Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life

“Our 28-month project uses research focused on self-transcendence to advance understanding of the interrelations of virtue, happiness, and the meaning of life. We believe that self-transcendence is the missing link in current research, crucial to the spiritual dimension of human life.

Research in the humanities and social sciences suggest that individuals who feel they belong to something bigger and better than they are on their own—a family with a long history and the prospect of future generations, a spiritual practice, work on behalf of social justice—often feel happier and have better life outcomes than those who do not.”

You can find the blog here.

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