James Murphy

James Murphy

Graduate Student

About James Murphy

I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2021 with a B.A. in Philosophy, Gender Studies, and Italian. I am currently pursuing a joint Ph.D. in Philosophy and Gender Studies. My main research interests lie in feminist philosophy and feminist theory, which are situated at the intersection of these two fields. I am especially interested in the analysis of core concepts in feminist thought such as objectification and dehumanization. I also have a broader interest in philosophy of language and epistemology, particularly in the debates concerning the alleged possibility that we are brains in vats. 

Research interests 

feminist philosophy; philosophy of language; epistemology; applied ethics