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Selected Recent Research ■Aristotle on Knowledge of Nature and Modern Skepticism, Rowman and
Littlefield Publishing Group, Lexington Books imprint, forthcoming 2013. ■“The Role of Universals in the First Stage of Epagogē,” at the Northwest
Ancient Philosophy Society Workshop, September 2012. ■“Aristotle on Human
Lives and Human Natures,” History of Philosophy Quarterly, vol. 28, no. 2,July
2012. ■“What is ‘Thought that Thinks Itself’?,” Colloquium Meeting of the
Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, December 2011.
Nathan entered the University of Kansas in 2004 after
being offered a full time fellowship for graduate study. In early 2011, Nathan
defended his dissertation with honors, entitled “Other Than Omniscient: An
Interpretation and Defense of Kant’s Rejection of Aristotle’s Notion of Finite
Nathan was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University
of Kansas for five years, and then the Visiting Assistant Professor of
philosophy at Rockhurst University in Kansas City from 2010-2011, before taking
an Instructor position at Seattle University in 2011.
All of Nathan’s
research has two ultimate goals: to understand the nature of the limits of (and
prospects for) human reason, and to provide a theoretical basis for social
justice. He is currently working more on the former objective with a book on
Aristotle’s theory of knowledge, arguing that such a theory anticipates and
responds to many cases of modern and contemporary skepticism.
lives in North Seattle with his wife and three children.