New York University
Department of Philosophy
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Photo of Liam MurphyLiam Murphy
Professor of Law, Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
5 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003 

Phone: (212) 998-6160

Fax: (212) 995-4179


B.A.(Hons), LL.B.(Hons), Melbourne; Ph.D., Columbia

LIAM MURPHY, (B.A.(Hons), LL.B.(Hons), Melbourne; Ph.D., Columbia), Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law, specializes in legal, moral, and political philosophy, and in the application of these inquiries to various branches of the substantive law. His publications include, The Myth of Ownership: Taxes and Justice, coauthored with Thomas Nagel (Oxford, 2002), Moral Demands in Nonideal Theory (Oxford, 2000), "The Political Question of the Concept of Law" in Hart's Postscript: Essays on the Postscript to "The Concept of Law," Jules L. Coleman, ed. (Oxford, 2001), "Beneficence, Law, and Liberty: The Case of Required Rescue," (Georgetown Law Journal, 2001), and "Institutions and the Demands of Justice" (Philosophy & Public Affairs, 1998).

Online Papers

"Institutions and the Demands of Justice" - Reprinted from Philosophy & Public Affairs 27, no. 4 (fall 1998): 251-291. Copyright © 1998 by Princeton University Press. For permission to reproduce and distribute this article for course use, visit the web site

For more information about Professor Murphy's courses and publications, please visit his Law School web profile.

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