Coleman Receives Faculty Fellowship at Tulane
June 6, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Mary Coleman has been awarded a Faculty Fellowship from the Murphy Institute's Center
for Ethics and Public Affairs at Tulane University.
During the yearlong fellowship, Coleman will work on a book tentatively titled How to Act. "In How to Act, I will argue that significant truths about which actions we ought to perform follow
from the nature of action itself," said Coleman. She also looks forward to participating
in a speaker series hosted by The Center for Ethics and Public Affairs, as well as
interacting with other researchers on related projects. "The informal interactions
with researchers and the opportunity to formally present my research will be terrifically
invaluable," said Coleman.
Established in 2001, The Center for Ethics and Public Affairs is devoted to the social
and ethical dimensions of public affairs with an emphasis on the scholarly discussions
of ethics and moral political philosophy across a wide range of disciplines. The
center encourages teaching and research on ethics, moral and political philosophy,
and ethical issues, offering up to three Faculty Fellowships per academic year.
Coleman received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Kenyon College in 1991. She
went on to earn a master's degree in philosophy at Tufts University and a doctorate
in philosophy at Harvard University.
"I am thrilled to be spending the academic year in New Orleans, one of the most culturally
interesting and important cities in the world," said Coleman, "and having the uninterrupted
time to devote to my own research will make me better able to teach and advise IWU
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