Tulane Philosophy Program

Political Philosophy at Tulane

The department has two faculty members with their main research interests in Political Philosophy:

Eric Mack
Jonathan Riley

In addition, the department has six other full time faculty members who work in Political Philosophy:

Bruce Brower
Ronna Burger
Oliver Sensen
Richard Velkley
David Shoemaker
Alison Denham

Studying political philosophy at Tulane is especially enhanced by the Center for Ethics and Public Affairs (CEPA). CEPA supports three to four faculty fellows each year; these are visitors from other universities in ethics, political philosophy and allied fields who spend the entire year at Tulane. So every year there is a core group of eight or nine scholars in the political philosophy group, a very impressive concentration. In addition CEPA and the Philosophy Department sponsor an extensive series of seminars for faculty and graduate students by eminent visiting scholars. Overall there is an exceptionally lively intellectual life in political philosophy and ethics.

In addition, CEPA sponsors each year several one-year dissertation completion fellowships for Tulane graduate students writing dissertations concerning ethics and political philosophy, allowing them to devote themselves full-time to finishing their dissertations. Students on these fellowships also assist in planning CEPA activities for the year, and nominate visiting scholars in their fields.

Political philosophy graduate students are also eligible for a one year editorial fellowship with Politics, Philosophy and Economics, which provides a stipend and tuition waiver.

Tulane University, Department of Philosophy, 105 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5305