CV

Here is a not completely-current curriculum vita (CV), in need of revision. Also in Word

Nathan Nobis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, 
Morehouse College, Atlanta GA 30314
404-825-1740 (cell)

Employment                            
August 2014 – current:
            Associate Professor (with tenure), Philosophy, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
Fall 2006 – August 2014:
            Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
May 2009 – current:
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Community Health & Preventive Medicine,
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Member: Bioethics Core, Morehouse School of Medicine, Tuskegee University and University of Alabama, Birmingham Cancer Center Partnership http://www.uab.edu/msm-tu-uabcccpartnership/cores/coredev/corebioethics    
Fall 2007—Spring 2015 (closing date for this program):
Adjunct Professor of Animal Studies, Humane Society University, Humane Society of the United States, Washington, DC.
Fall 2005 – Spring 2006:
            Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy, University of Alabama, Birmingham

Education
Ph.D., University of Rochester, May 2005, Philosophy 
M.A., Northern Illinois University, 1999, Philosophy
B.A., Wheaton College, IL, 1996, Philosophy, Psychology

Logic-Based Therapy Certification, Institute of Critical Thinking (November 2012): http://www.InstituteOfCriticalthinking.com    

Areas of Research Specialization
Applied or Practical Ethics (including Bioethics), Ethical Theory, Critical Thinking

Areas of Teaching Competence
Philosophy of Religion, Epistemology, Philosophy of Race

Interdisciplinary Interests
            Philosophy and Psychotherapy, Philosophy and Family Law          

In Preparation:

Books
Invited Publications  
  1. “The Ethics of Abortion,” 1000 Word Philosophy (also posted at The Philosophers' Magazine): https://1000wordphilosophy.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/the-ethics-of-abortion/
  2. “Bioethics and Cancer Biomarker Research” (with Stephen Sodeke and William Grizzle), Biomarkers in Cancer Screening and Early Detection, edited by Sudhir Srivastava (2017 Wiley).
  3. “Eating and the Environment,” (with Dan Hooley, University of Toronto) forthcoming in The Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics, edited by Benjamin Hale and Andrew Light (Routledge, 2017).
  4. “Tom Regan on ‘Kind’ Arguments,” in The Moral Rights of Animals edited by Mylan Engel and Gary Comstock (Lexington Books, 2016).
  5.  “An Argument for Veganism” (with Dan Hooley), in Philosophy Comes to Dinner, edited by Andrew Chignell, Terrance Cuneo and Matt Halteman (Routledge, 2015).
  6. Nobis, Nathan. “I. Ethical Perspectives on the Treatment and Status of Animals [Addendum].” Bioethics. Ed. Bruce Jennings. 4th ed. Vol. 1. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2014. 252-254. Gale Virtual Reference Library
  7. “Rational Engagement, Emotional Response and the Prospects for Progress in Animal Use ‘Debates,’” (2012). In Jeremy Garrett (ed.) Animal Research in Theory and Practice (237-266). Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press: Basic Bioethics Series.
    • Discussed in John Rossi (2013). Review of Jeremy R. Garrett, ed., The Ethics of Animal Research: Exploring the Controversy, The American Journal of Bioethics Volume 13, Issue 2, 63-65.
8.      “Peter Singer,” (2009). Entry in Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, eds. J. Baird Callicott and Robert Frodeman (Gale-Thompson Publishing), 245-247.
  1. “The ‘Babe’ Vegetarians: Bioethics, Animal Minds and Moral Methodology,” (2009) Sandra Shapshay, ed., Bioethics Through Film (Johns Hopkins Press), 56-71.
Peer-Reviewed Publications
  1. “Moral Experts and Disagreements” (with Jon Matheson & Scott McElreath), forthcoming in a volume on clinical ethics).
  2. “The ethics of animal research: a survey of the public and scientists in North America.” Joffe, A. R., Bara, M., Anton, N., & Nobis, N. (2016). BMC medical ethics, 17(1), 1.
  3. “The ethics of animal research: a survey of pediatric health care workers.” Joffe, A. R., Bara, M., Anton, N., & Nobis, N. (2014). Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, 9(1), 1.
4.      “Racial Health Disparities and Race-Based Bioethics: A Critique of a Critique,” (2013) The International Journal of Radical Critique, Volume 2, Number 1: http://www.radicalcritique.org/2013/01/nobisnathan.html
5.       “R.M. Hare’s Irrationalist ‘Rationalism’: A Critique of Universal Prescriptivism,” (2011) Southwest Philosophy Review, Volume 27, Issue 1, January 2011, 205-214.
6.      “The Harmful, Nontherapeutic Use of Animals in Research Is Morally Wrong,” (2011) American Journal of the Medical Sciences, October, Volume 342, Issue 4, 297-304.
§  Quoted in Jerrold Tannenbaum, “Ethics in Biomedical Animal Research” in Michael Conn, ed. Animal Models for the Study of Human Diseases (Academic Press, 2013).
7.      “Abortion, Metaphysics & Morality: A Review of Francis Beckwith’s Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice,” (2011) Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 36(3): 261-73.
8.      “Do Zoos and Aquariums Promote Attitude Change in Visitors? A Critical Evaluation of the American Zoo and Aquarium Study,” (2010), Marino, Lori; Lilienfeld, Scott O.; Malamud, Randy; Nobis, Nathan; Broglio, Ron; Society and Animals, Volume 18, Number 2, 126-138.
§  Cited in at least 20 works. (Google Scholar).

§  Response to a critic: Marino, Lori; Lilienfeld, Scott O.; Malamud, Randy; Nobis, Nathan; Broglio, Ron (2010) “Strong Claims, Feeble Evidence: A Rejoinder to Falk et al” Society and Animals, Volume 19, No. 3, 2011, 291-293.

  1. “Cut the Fat! Defending Trans Fat Bans,” (2010) (with Molly Gardner) American Journal of Bioethics-Neuroscience, 2010, Volume 10, Number 3, 39-40.
§  Cited in Kraak, Colon-Ramos, Monge-Rojas. “Trans fats. Case for a global ban.” World Nutrition (World Public Health Nutrition Association), December 2012, 3, 12, 570-591: http://www.wphna.org/2012_dec_wn4_tfa.htm   
  1. “Abortion and Moral Arguments from Analogy,” (2010), co-author Abubakarr Sidique Jarr-Koroma (Morehouse undergraduate student), The American Journal of Bioethics, 10: 12, 59-61.
  2. “Ought We Accept What Neuroscience Might Imply? Many Questions, Incommensurable Answers?” (2010), American Journal of Bioethics–Neuroscience, 1, Issue 4, 45-47.
  3. “Interests and Harms in Primate Research,” (2009) American Journal of Bioethics-Neuroscience, May, Volume 9, Number 5, 27-29.
§  Cited in Prescott, M. J. (2010): “Ethics of primate use,” Advances in Scientific Research, 5, 11-22. http://www.adv-sci-res.net/5/11/2010/asr-5-11-2010.html   
13.  “Reasonable Humans and Animals: An Argument for Vegetarianism,” (2008) Between the Species: An Online Journal for the Study of Philosophy & Animals, Volume 13, Issue 8: http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/bts/Volume13/iss8/4/   
14.  “Feminist Ethics without Feminist Ethical Theory (or, more generally, Φ Ethics Without Φ Ethical Theory)” (2005). Journal of Philosophical Research. Volume 30, Issue Supplement. Ethical Issues for the 21st Century, 213-225.
15.  “Ayer and Stevenson’s Epistemological Emotivism,” (2004) Croatian Journal of Philosophy, Volume IV, Number 10, 61-81.
§  Cited in: Tersman, F. (2013). “Disagreement. Ethics and Elsewhere.” Erkenntnis.
§  Tersman, F. (2010). “The case for a mixed verdict on ethics and epistemology.” Philosophical Topics, 38, 181–204.
16.  “Carl Cohen’s ‘Kind’ Argument For Animal Rights and Against Human Rights,” (2004) Journal of Applied Philosophy, Volume 21, Number 1, 43-59.
§  Response: Neil Levy, “Cohen and Kinds: A Response to Nathan Nobis,” (2004) Journal of Applied Philosophy, Volume 21, Number 2, 213-217.
§  Reprinted: Clare Palmer, ed., Animal Rights (Ashgate, Int’l Library of Essays on Rights, 2008).
§  Cited or discussed in at least:
1.      Garner, Robert. A Theory of Justice for Animals: Animal Rights in a Nonideal World. OUP USA, 2013.
2.      Cochrane, Alasdair. Animal rights without liberation: applied ethics and human obligations. Columbia University Press, 2012.
3.      Bruers, Stijn. “Speciesism as a Moral Heuristic.” Philosophia (2013): 1-13.
4.      Cochrane, Alasdair. “From human rights to sentient rights.” Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy ahead-of-print (2012): 1-21.
5.      Donaldson, Sue, and Will Kymlicka. Zoopolis: A political theory of animal rights. Oxford University Press, 2011.
6.      Palmer, Clare. Animal Ethics in Context. Columbia University Press, 2010.
7.      Taylor, Angus. (2010). “Review of Wesley J. Smith's A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement." Between the Species 13.10.
8.      Zamir, Tzachi. Ethics and the beast: a speciesist argument for animal liberation. Princeton University Press, 2009.
9.      Taylor, Angus, Animals and Ethics, 3rd edition. Broadview Press, 2009.
10.  Tanner, Julia K. "The argument from marginal cases and the slippery slope objection." Environmental Values 18.1 (2009): 51-66.
11.  Aaltola, Elisa. "Personhood and Animals." Environmental Ethics 30.2 (2008): 175-193.
12.  Taylor, Angus. "Electric sheep and the new argument from nature." Animal subjects: An ethical reader in a posthuman world (2008).
13.  Ibrahim, Suliman. The moral and legal status of the human foetus: a critical analysis from an Islamic perspective. Diss. Lancaster University, 2008.
14.  McCallum, Rupert. "The Implications of the Principle of Equal Consideration for Animal Research." Responsibilities–The 4 th R (2008): 109. Proceedings of the ANZCCART Conference held in Canberra, Australia 3rd – 5th September 2006.
15.  Zamir, Tzachi. "Killing for knowledge." J of Applied Philosophy 23.1 (2006): 17-40.
16.  Fiester, Autumn. "Casuistry and the moral continuum: Evaluating animal biotechnology." Politics and the Life Sciences 25.1 (2006): 15-22.
17.  Tanner, Julia. "Marginal humans, the argument from kinds and the similarity argument." FACTA UNIVERSITATIS-Series Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology and History 01 (2006): 47-63.
18.  Tanner, Julia K. H. (2007) Animals, moral risk and moral considerability. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
19.  Bortolotti, Lisa. "Moral Rights and Human Culture." Ethical Perspectives 13.4 (2006): 603-620.
20.  Ernst, PD Dr Gerhard. "“Human” as a Natural Kind-a solution to the problem of marginal cases?"
21.  Jones, Robert C. The moral significance of animal cognition. PhD Dissertation. Philosophy. Stanford University, 2004.
22.  Antonites, A, 2004, 'Do animals have moral worth? The contemporary debate with special reference to Aristotle', Phronimon, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 17-37.

17.  “The Real Problem of Infant and Animal Suffering,” (2002) Philo, Volume 5, No. 2, 216-225.
§  Cited in Mylan Engel and Kathie Jennie, (2010) The Philosophy of Animal Rights: A Brief Introduction for Students and Teachers (Lantern), p. 90.

18.  “What Would Be So Bad If We Rejected Belief in Libertarian Free Will?” (2002) De Philosophia, Volume XVI, Number 2, 21-34. 
19.  “Who Needs the ‘Actual Future Principle’? Harman on Abortion,” (2002) Southwest Philosophy Review, Volume 18, Number 2, 55-63.
§  Cited in Oleg Artemnko (2010), “Inspirations from Potential: Do Human Embryos in vitro Possess Full Moral Status?”  MA Thesis in Applied Ethics, Linköpings University, Sweden.
20.  “Vegetarianism and Virtue: Does Consequentialism Demand Too Little?” (2002) Social Theory and Practice, Volume 28, Number 1, 135-56.
§  Reprinted: Christine Koggel, ed., Moral Issues In Global Perspective, 2nd Ed. (Broadview Press, 2006).
§  Cited or discussed in:
1.         Garner, Robert. A Theory of Justice for Animals: Animal Rights in a Nonideal World. OUP USA, 2013.
2.         Jason Kawall (2012), “Rethinking Greed,” in Allen Thompson and Jeremy Bendik-Keymer (eds.) Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change: Human Virtues of the Future (Cambriadge, MA: The MIT Press, 2012), 223-39.
3.         James Garvey (2011), Climate Change and Causal Inefficacy: Why Go Green When It Makes No Difference? Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements, Volume 69, Issue 2011, pp 157-174.
4.         Almassi, Ben. "The Consequences of Individual Consumption: A Defence of Threshold Arguments for Vegetarianism and Consumer Ethics." Journal of Applied Philosophy 28.4 (2011): 396-411.
5.         David T. Schwartz (2010 Consuming Choices: Ethics in a Global Consumer Age, Rowman & Littlefield.
6.         Zamir, Tzachi. Ethics and the beast: a speciesist argument for animal liberation. Princeton University Press, 2009.
7.         Taylor, Angus, Animals and ethics, 3rd edition. Broadview Press, 2009.
8.         Ilea, Ramona Cristina. "Intensive livestock farming: Global trends, increased environmental concerns, and ethical solutions." Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 22.2 (2009): 153-167.
9.         Garrett, Jeremy (2007). “Utilitarianism, vegetarianism, and human health: a response to the causal impotence objection." Journal of applied philosophy 24.3: 223-237.
10.     O’Donnell, Patrick S. (2006). Animals: Ethics, Rights & Law—A Transdisciplinary Bibliography." Environmental Ethics 15: 75-84.
11.     Chartier, Gary. "On the threshold argument against consumer meat purchases." Journal of social philosophy 37.2 (2006): 233-249.
12.     Gary Chartier (2005) Consumers, Boycotts and Non-Human Animals, Buffalo Environmental Law Journal 12: 123-194.
13.     Zamir, Tzachi. "Killing for pleasure." Between the Species 13.4 (2004): 4.

21.  “Animal Dissection and Evidence-Based Life-Science & Health-Professions Education,” (2002) Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, Volume 5, Number 2, 155-159.
§  Cited in Oakley, Jan. (2012) “Dissection and Choice in the Science Classroom: Student Experiences, Teacher Responses, and a Critical Analysis of the Right to Refuse,” Journal of Teaching and Learning, Vol. 8, No. 2, 15-29;
§  Oakley, Jan. Cutting edge controversy: The politics of animal dissection and responses to student objection. Ph.D. Diss. LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY, 2011.
§  Fleischmann K.R. (2003). “Frog and Cyberfrog are Friends: Dissection Simulation and Animal Advocacy,” Society and Animals, 11, 2, 123-143.

22.  “Vagueness, Borderline Cases, and Moral Realism: Where’s the Incompatibility?” (2000), Philosophical Writings, Volume 14, 29-39.
§  Cited in: Kawall, J. (2005), “Moral Realism and Arbitrariness.” The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 43: 109–129;
§  Kramer, Matthew H. Moral Realism as a Moral Doctrine. John Wiley & Sons, 2009.

23.   “Cultivating Philosophical Skills and Virtues in Philosophy of Education,” Proceedings of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society, 1999, 149-162. 
§  Cited in Cloud, Randall (2007). Aristotle's Journey to Europe: A Synthetic History of the Role Played by the Islamic Empire in the Transmission of Western Educational Philosophy Sources from the Fall of Rome through the Medieval Period. PhD Dissertation, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, U Kansas, p. 28.
24.  “‘Balancing Off’ Infant Torture and Death: A Reply to Chignell,” (2001) Religious Studies, Volume 37, 103-108.
§  Response: Andrew Chignell, “Infant Suffering Revisited,” (2001) Religious Studies Volume 37, 475-484.
§  Discussed in Stewart Goetz, “The Argument from Evil" (2009), The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology, William Lane Craig and J. P. Moreland (eds.), Blackwell, 449-497.
25.  “‘Better Selves’ and Sympathy: Comments on Gill,” (2001) Southwest Philosophy Review, Volume 17, Number 2, 141-145.

Dissertation
Title: Truth in Ethics and Epistemology: A Defense of Normative Realism (2005)
Committee: Richard Feldman & Earl Conee (co-directors), Edward Wierenga
Synopsis:  Common reasons given to think that moral judgments are never true suggest that epistemic and intellectual judgments, e.g., that some beliefs are rational, justified or should be held, are never true either. I argue that these epistemic anti-realisms are rationally unacceptable and so that major premises that entail them are false. The main cases against moral realism, which rest on these same premises, are undercut and realisms, moral and epistemic, are defended.
§  Cited in Gary Chartier (2012), Anarchy and Legal Order (Cambridge University Press):  19, 253

Other Publications, Presentations and Interviews
  1. Abortion and Animal Rights: Does Either Topic Lead to the Other?” At What's Wrong? the not quite official blog of cu-boulder's center for values and social policy. 7/16/2016. https://whatswrongcvsp.com/2016/07/16/whats-wrong-with-linking-abortion-and-animal-rights/
  2. Comments on National Public Radio, May 20, 2012: "Ohio Bill Would Ban Exotic Animals As Pets"
  3. A July 2011 discussion with a librarian at the AUC Library for their AUC Authors Series
  4. Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot podcast, September 29, 2010, “Moral Realism and Animals”
  5.  “Less meat or no meat?” (2008) Food Ethics magazine, UK, Spring. (Invited discussion letter).
  6. Animals & Medicine: Do Animal Experiments Predict Human Responses?” (2007) Niall Shanks, Ray Greek, Nathan Nobis, and Jean Swingle-Greek, Skeptic: The Magazine, 13, 3, 44-51.
7.       “In Defense of ‘How We Treat Our Relatives’,” (2004) American Biology Teacher, November / December, 599-600.
Book Reviews
  1. Review of SHERRY F. COLB AND MICHAEL C. DORF, Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights, Notre Dame Philosophy Reviews. http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/67959-beating-hearts-abortion-and-animal-rights/
  2. Review of Jonathan Kahn, Race in a Bottle: The Story of BiDil and Racialized Medicine in the Post-Genomic Age, American Journal of Bioethics
3.      Moral Realism: A Defense by Russ Shafer-Landau, Teaching Philosophy, June 2006, 178-181.
  1. Putting Humans First: Why We Are Nature’s Favorite by Tibor Machan (with David Graham), 2006, The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, Volume 8, Number 1, 85-104.
§  Reply: John Altick (2007), “Putting Humans First? Yes!” Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, Volume 8, No. 2,  317-30
§  Reply to John Altick’s reply, The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies Volume 8, Number 2, 2007, 331-339.
  1. Why Animal Experimentation Matters: The Use of Animals in Medical Research, American Journal of Bioethics 2003, Volume 3, Number 1.
  2. The Animal Rights Debate by Carl Cohen and Tom Regan, Journal of Value Inquiry, 2002, Volume 36, Number 4, 579-583.
Invited Presentations:
  • “Open Access Textbooks,” Atlanta University Center Library, March, 2017.
  • “The Limited Relevance of Neuroscience to Moral Reasoning,” (October, 2013) preconference seminar for American Society for Bioethics and Humanities conference, Atlanta, GA. Invited by John Banja, Emory Center for Ethics.  http://www.asbh.org/meetings/annual/annualmeeting.html  
  • “Taking it to the Streets: Bioethics and Health Disparities” for the First Bioethics Conference on Cancer Health Disparities Research, January 2012, Tuskegee Institute, AL 36088. http://www.healthdisparity.tuskegee.edu/Bioethics/program.htm  
    • Also, presentations on Moral Theories and Moral Argument Analysis at a bioethics course at Tuskegee, Spring 2012, and many times at Morehouse School of Medicine.
  • “‘Coulda’, Woulda’, Shoulda’ Arguments in Animal Ethics.” Tom Regan: A Celebration conference. Raleigh, NC. April 15, 2011. http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/animalrights/celebrate.html   
  • “From Laboratory to Bedside: Ethical Issues in Clinical and Translational Research” conference, Thomas A. Pitts Lectureship in Medical Ethics, Medical University of South Carolina, October 29-30, 2010. http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/humanvalues/lectureship/  
  • “Ethical Science and Scientific Ethics,” Morehouse School of Medicine, MPH 625: Bioethics, February 9, 2010; Epidemiology, 2012.
  • “Ethical Science and Scientific Ethics,” Atlanta Science Tavern Meetup Group, June 27, 2009. http://www.meetup.com/AtlantaScienceTavern/events/10330285/  
  • “Abortion,” Morehouse College Republicans Club, April 23, 2009.
  • “Animal Ethics,” Emory University, Lori Marino’s NBB470S (Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology) “Animal Welfare” course, February 21, 2008.
  • “Truth and Objectivity in Ethics and Science,” Center for Inquiry, Amherst, NY, April 2005.
  • “Not ‘Pro-Life’ and Not ‘Pro-Choice’: On the Ethics of Abortion,” Amnesty International panel discussion on abortion, University of Rochester, March 2003; SUNY Buffalo, April 2005.
Refereed Presentations
  1. “Using Surveys in Teaching Philosophy,” (2013) American Association of Philosophy Teachers, summer mini-conference, Morehouse College. http://summeraapt.blogspot.cmo   
  2. Poster: “Ethical Science, Scientific Ethics and Animal Ethics,” Animals, Research and Alternatives conference, George Washington University, Washington, DC, August 2010.  http://www.pcrm.org/research/animaltestalt/ara/animals-research-and-alternatives-measuring   
  3. “Moral Progress and Moral Argument Analysis,” American Association of Philosophy Teachers Conference-Workshop, Coastal Carolina University, July 29-August 2, 2010. http://philosophyteachers.org/conferences/2010-program.pdf  
  4. “Defending Embryo Experimentation,” NC/SC Philosophy Conference, March 2010. (Peer reviewed.) http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/phil/scsp/queens10-program.doc  
  5. “Why Francis Beckwith’s Case Against Abortion Fails (& Metaphysics Remains Irrelevant to Abortion),”
  6. “Rational Engagement, Emotional Response and the Prospects for Progress in Animal Use ‘Debates’,” GA Tech Philosophy discussion group, February 2008.
  7. “Teaching Controversial Moral Issues,” Elon College, Second Annual Working Seminar on Philosophy as Transformative Practice, March 2007. Link on department page not working: http://www.erraticimpact.com/philosophy/cfp/cfp_details.cfm?cfpid=1115  
  8. “R.M. Hare, Non-Moral ‘Oughts’ and the Value of Reason,” Central APA, Colloquium paper, Spring 2006. 
  9. “Epistemic Irrealisms,” Alabama Philosophical Association, Fall 2005.
  10. “There Are No True Epistemic Evaluations,” SUNY Buffalo Philosophy, April 2005.
  11. “A Rational Defense of Animal Experimentation,” APA “Ethics and the Life Sciences”
      conference, University of Delaware, Fall 2004.
12.  “From Moral Anti-Realism to Epistemic Anti-Realism (and Back)”
    • Bled Conference on Ethics, Slovenia, June 2003. (Invited participant).
    • Society for Realist/Antirealist Discussion, Central APA, 2004.
13.   “We’re All Epistemic Deontologists Now,” Brown Graduate Student Conference, February 2003.
14.  “Carl Cohen’s ‘Kind’ Argument For Animal Rights and Against Human Rights.”
    • Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals, Eastern APA, 2002
    • Northern Illinois University “Ethics in Contemporary Life” Conference, September 2002.
15.  “Feminist Ethics without Feminist Ethical Theory (or, more generally, Φ-Ethics Without Φ-Ethical Theory)”
§  Society for Analytical Feminism, Central APA, 2002.
§  SUNY Buffalo conference on feminism, Fall 2001.
  1. “Vegetarianism and Virtue: Does Consequentialism Demand Too Little?” Morality in the 21st Century Conference, APA & U. Delaware, October 2001.
  2. “What Would Be So Bad If We Rejected Belief in Libertarian Free Will?” Society for Christian Philosophers Meeting, St. John Fischer College, Spring 2001.
  3. “‘Balancing Off’ Infant Torture and Death: A Reply to Chignell,” Western NY Catholic Philosophical Association, Canisius College, NY, April 2000.
  4. “Cultivating Philosophical Skills and Virtues in Philosophy of Education,” Midwest Philosophy of Education Society, October 1999.
Recent Conference Comments
  1. Sarah Wright (UGA), “Virtuously Reasoning about Probabilities,” Southern Society for Philosophy & Psychology, Atlanta, GA. April 15-17, 2010.
  2. Mark Decker, “Disintegrating Moral Pluralism,” Central States Philosophy, Minnesota, Fall 2008.
Courses (detailed information at http://www.nathannobis.com/p/courses.html):
            At Morehouse College:



  • Guest lectures in courses on bioethics at Morehouse Biology department; Morehouse Medical School; Tuskegee Institute; Emory psychology department; Georgia State philosophy; Oglethorpe. Guest lecture on journalism and ethics for Morehouse journalism course (10/13).

  • Philosophical Ethics, 2013, 5 week summer “adult education” class at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta. http://uucaethics.blogspot.com  

  • At University of Alabama: Introduction to Ethics, Theories of Good and Evil. 

Pedagogy and other Seminars Attended
  • American Association of Philosophy Teachers, summer mini-conference, Morehouse College, June 1 2013. Conference organizer and presenter. www.summeraapt.blogspot.com
  • “Teaching International Ethics,” Associated College of the South sponsored conference. University of Richmond. May 2013. (Invited participant).
  • “Animal Ethics Conference: Beastly Morality” (April, 2013) http://www.ethics.emory.edu/pillars/health_sciences/Animal_Conference.html  and “An Uncomfortable Conversation: Human Use of Animals” and “Animal Studies Workshop” (March, 2012). Emory Center for Ethics and School of Law.
  • American Association of Philosophy Teachers, summer conference, Austin TX, summer 2012. (Conference attendee.)
§  Elon College, 2nd Working Seminar on Philosophy as Transformative Practice, March 2007. http://www.elon.edu/e-web/academics/elon_college/philosophy/
§  Conference on “Contemporary Reflections on Ethical Theory and Decision Making: Their Implications for Teaching Bioethics,” Emory Center for Ethics, June 1, 2007. (Invited participant).
§  NEH Seminar Summer: Political Obligation, Democratic Legitimacy, & Human Rights: Theoretical and Applied Issues, Georgia State University (Summer 2005); Directors: Andrew Altman, GSU & Kit Wellman, Washington U., St. Louis.
§  English 571: Pedagogy: The Teaching of Writing (U Rochester, Summer-Fall 2000).
§  Graduate Seminar on Teaching Philosophy, sponsored by the APA and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers, Alverno College, WI, Summer 2000. Taught by Martin Benjamin, Michigan State University. 
Grants & Awards
  • Gold Key Club faculty member at Morehouse College (inducted Fall 2012)
  • Summer Research Grant from Culture and Animals Foundation, Summer 2008.
  • $800 from the Morehouse College Public Health Institute for research ethics conference attendance, spring 2008.
Service to the Profession of Philosophy
  • Conference organizer: Summer 2013 American Association of Philosophy Teachers’ summer conference; Morehouse College. http://summeraapt.blogspot.com
  • Member: APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy (2008-2011).
    • Organized panel for 2011 Pacific APA on Ethics and Collective Action. 
  • Member, In Socrates Wake, a Teaching Philosophy Blog (since 2008):  http://insocrateswake.blogspot.com/  
  • Associate Editor, Between the Species: An Online Journal for the Study of Philosophy and Animals: http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/bts/editorialboard.html  
  • Editorial Board: Theoretical & Applied Ethics journal: http://www.theoreticalandappliedethics.com/#!editorial-board/c1raw  
  • Former President and Vice President for Georgia Philosophical Society (2010-2011; webmaster (since Fall 2009). Organized GPS conferences at Morehouse March 2012, April 2011).  https://sites.google.com/site/gaphilosophy/  
  • Journal Referee for Teaching Philosophy (7/13, 2/12, 11/11), Public Affair Quarterly (5/13) , Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (5/2013), Herald Journal of Education and General Studies (5/12), Journal of Value Inquiry (3/07, 9/07, 10/08, 4/09, 6/12) Southern Journal of Philosophy (4/09), American Philosophical Quarterly (3/09), Philosophy Compass (10/08), American Journal of Bioethics (1/08), Bioethics (11/1/07), Journal of  Medicine and Philosophy (9/07), Journal of Applied Philosophy (4x; 4/11), Philosophical Papers, and more.
  • Conference Referee: Central States Philosophical Association (2006, 2008, 2009); Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals (2007); Georgia Philosophical Society (2010).
  • Book manuscript reviewer: Oxford University Press (2009, 2010, 2013), Flat World Knowledge (2012), Blackwell / Wiley (9/08), University of California Press, Columbia University Press (3x, 9/07),  McGraw-Hill Publishing (3x), Longman Publishing (3x), Wadsworth, Broadview, Rowman and  Littlefield (9/07), Palgrave McMillan (10/07), Springer (1/08; 7/08), Lexington Press (2/08), and more.
  • Content Consultant: ABDO Publishing Company (10/07)

Service to Community  
  • Member of the Executive Board of Georgia Affiliate, National Parents Organization and Chair of Research Committee for Georgia. Since July 2013:
o   The National Parents Organization, a charitable and educational,501 (c)(3), organization, is focused on promoting shared parenting, where both parents have equal standing raising children after a separation or divorce. National Parents Organization recognizes that preserving a strong bond between children and their parents is critically important to children's emotional, mental, and physical health. Gender equality and a strong presumption of shared parenting embraces every issue separating children from loving fathers and mothers, grandparents, and other relatives: alimony, child custody, child support, disabled parents, domestic violence, military child custody, move aways, parental alienation, and paternity fraud. https://nationalparentsorganization.org/about-npo 
  • Instructor, Introduction to Philosophical Ethics, summer adult education course. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 2013. http://uucaethics.blogspot.com/  
  • Oakhurst Elementary, City of Decatur, PTA Vice President, Fall 2012-current.  
  • Hospice Foundation of America: speaker, Spring 2012.
Last update: January 1, 2018



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