Nathan Carson


  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 2013
  • M.A., Philosophy, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 2010
  • Th.M., Interdisciplinary Studies, Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2007
  • M.C.S., New Testament Studies, Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2005
  • B.A., Religion and Music, Whitworth University, Spokane, Washington, 1998

Publications & Presentations

  • “Getting into the Game of Tradition-Constituted Moral Inquiry: Does MacIntyre’s Particularism Offer a Rational Way In?” International Philosophical Quarterly, March 2014
  • "Poetic Representation and Existential Time: On Kierkegaard's Reduction of Literary Art to Subjective Communication," History of Philosophy Quarterly, vol. 30, no.3, July 2013
  • "Passionate Epistemology: Kierkegaard on Skepticism, Approximate Knowledge, and Higher Existential Truth," Journal of Chinese Philosophy, vol. 40 no.1, 2013
  • "Transformation in the Wasteland? Remembrance, Naming and Charitable Action in the The Road," Film and Philosophy vol. 17, 2013
  • "Walker Percy's 'Theory of Man' and the Elimination of Virtue," In Peter Lawler and Brian Smith (eds.) A Political Companion to Walker Percy. Series: Political Companions to Great American Authors, Patrick Deneen (ed.) University of Kentucky Press, 2013
  • "Kierkegaard and Confucius: Congruence on relational selfhood, harmonious agency, and ethical relation to others," First International Conference on Kierkegaard and Chinese Culture, Hong Kong, May 2013
  • "Kierkegaard on Approximation Knowledge and Existential Truth: An Incompatibilist Interpretation," American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, Seattle, Washington, 2012
  • "Appreciating Virtuous Activity: Rethinking the Traditional Virtue-Continence Distinction," Baylor University Graduate Colloquium, 2012
  • "Getting into the Game of Tradition-Constituted Moral Inquiry: Does MacIntyre's Particularism Offer a Rational Way In?" International Society for MacIntyrean Inquiry, 5th International Conference, Providence College, 2011
  • "Thick Ethical Concepts Still Cannot Be Disentangled: A Critical Response to Payne, Bloomberg, and Blackburn." American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011
  • "The Concept of Appreciation and its Ethical Dimensions," Baylor University Philosophy Club, Baylor University, 2011
  • "MacIntyre's Particularism about Practical Rationality: Does it Cosign Fragmented Modern Selves to Homelessness?" 44th Anniversary Meeting, North Texas Philosophical Society, University of North Texas, 2011
  • "The Fragmented Modern Self and the Problem of Tradition Allegiance: A Critical Defense of MacIntyrean Resources for Inquiry," Society of Christian Philosophers Mountain-Pacific Regional Conference, George Fox University, 2011
  • Review of Essays on the History of Ethics by Michael Slote, Oxford University Press, in The Review of Metaphysics, vol. 63 no.4, 952-954, 2010
  • Review of The Retrieval of Ethics by Talbot Brewer, Oxford University Press, 2009, in The Review of Metaphysics, 64 no.1, 133-135, 2010
  • "Neither Cartesian Angel nor Darwinian Beast: Walker Percy on human unsignifiaiblity, anxiety, and virtue," Conference on Science and the Virtues, Berry College, 2010
  • "Milton as a Flourishing Bureaucrat? An Undermining Case Against Eleonore Stump's, 'The Problem of Evil and the Desires of the Heart," Midwest Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers, Calvin College, 2010
  • "Artistic Representation and Inner-Historical Time: Kierkegaard on the Temporal Limitations of Art and the task of the Literary Artist," The Soren Kierkegaard Society, American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 2010
  • "Transformation in the the Wasteland: Remembrance, Naming and Charitable Action in Cormac McCarthy's The Road," Faith, Film and Philosophy Conference, Whitworth College and Gonzaga University, 2010
  • "The Extent of Kierkegaard's Skepticism," 61st Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference, Pacific University, 2009
  • "Divine Revelation as Aesthetic-Ethical Order: Aesthetics, Natural Law, and Moral Reform in Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov," Midwest Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers, Oklahoma Baptist University, 2009
  • "Beyond the Inbreaking Moment: The Intrinsic Ubiquity of Revelatory Grace in Flannery O' Connor's Theology and The Violent Bear It Away," Baylor University's EGSA Interdisciplinary Conference: "Revelations: Discoveries in Sacred and Secular Literature and Art," Baylor University, 2008
  • "The Malaise of the Modern Self and the Search for Wholeness: A Review of Walker Percy's Fiction, in CRUX: A Quarterly Journal of Christian Thought and Opinion, Vol. 42, No.4, 12-19, 2006

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