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Nathan Hauthaler

Nathan Hauthaler, Department of Philosophy

Nathan Hauthaler




I work primarily on issues in action, with particular interests in the ontology of action, the nature of intentional action (generally, habitual action in particular), and self-knowledge, practical knowledge, as well as practical capacity pertaining to it.   
I am interested also in the history of philosophy, in particular the Great AAAs (Aristotle, Aquinas, Anscombe), and for good measure Frege and Wittgenstein.

Together with David Hills I coordinate Varieties of Agency, a Stanford research workshop focusing on all things action which I co-founded together with Michael Bratman and Tamar Schapiro.

Before coming to Stanford I studied in Philosophy (MPhilStud) in London. Before that I studied Philosophy as well as Public International Law (Magister philosophiae; Magister iuris) in Austria and the Netherlands, and worked on international human rights and humanitarian law as well as intersectional discrimination.