Philosophy Department

Julien Murphy PhD

Professor of Philosophy

Office Location

122 Payson Smith Hall, Portland Campus

Faculty Office Hours Spring 2022

1-2 PM Tuesday and Thursday by Zoom. Please email for an appointment.



Academic Degrees

  • B.A. Philosophy, Northern Illinois University
  • M.A. Philosophy, DePaul University
  • Ph.D. Philosophy, DePaul University


I received my Undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Northern Illinois University. I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. at DePaul University in Chicago, with a Dissertation entitled "The Ethical and Political Implications of Social Typifications in the Philosophies of Jean-Paul Sartre and Alfred Schutz."

My areas of interest in Philosophy are in applied ethics including bioethics, environmental ethics, social media, cybersecurity.  I am a member of the American Philosophical Association, the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, the American Association of Bioethics, the Sartre Society, the Beauvoir Circle, and the Radical Philosophy Association. My favorite Philosopher is Jean-Paul Sartre.

Courses usually taught:
PHI 211 Media Ethics, PHI 212 Environmental Ethics, PHI 285 Genetics & Society, PHI 205 Symbolic Logic,  PHI 295 Medicine, Madness, and Disease, PHI 235 Philosophy of Social Media.