PhD, Philosophy, Tulane University
MA, Philosophy, Western Michigan University
BA, Philosophy & Religion, Olivet Nazarene University
Nathan Stout, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program for Medical Ethics and Human Values in the Tulane University School of Medicine. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Tulane in 2016, and his teaching and research specialties are in biomedical ethics, moral psychology, and moral agency and responsibility. Dr. Stout is a member of the Tulane Social/Behavioral Institutional Review Board and works on the Integrated Ethics team in the New Orleans VA Hospital.
Dr. Stout’s research is broadly interdisciplinary, touching on issues in philosophy, cognitive science, medicine, and law. He has published several papers exploring problems in moral psychology and autism spectrum disorder as well as a number of papers in applied ethics and the philosophy of praise and blame. He is currently working on several distinct, but interrelated, projects in philosophy and biomedical ethics. Each of these projects is animated by the idea that a proper conception of moral agency is crucial to understanding a wide variety of features of our moral lives. His work in biomedical ethics and the philosophy of medicine focuses on the implications of theoretical work on moral agency and responsibility for a variety of ethical issues, such as how to conceptualize standards for determining decisional capacity, the ethics of surrogate decision-making on behalf of incapacitated patients, and the nature of the physician/patient relationship. Dr. Stout’s work has appeared in a number of prominent academic journals, including American Philosophical Quarterly, Journal of Ethics, and Journal of the American Philosophical Association.
Stout, Nathan. “On the Significance of Praise.” American Philosophical Quarterly. (Forthcoming)
Stout, Nathan. “Emotional Awareness and Responsible Agency.” The Review of Philosophy and Psychology (2017): 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13164-017-0368-x
Stout, Nathan. “Autism, Meta-Cognition, and the Deep Self.” The Journal of the American Philosophical Association 3, no. 4 (2017): 446-464. https://doi.org/10.1017/apa.2017.37
Stout, Nathan. “Reasons-Responsiveness and Moral Responsibility: the Case of Autism.” The Journal of Ethics 20, no. 4 (2016): 401-418. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10892-016-9218-9
For a complete list of Dr. Stout's publications, see his CV.