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Nadeem Hussain

Associate Professor of Philosophy and, by courtesy, of German Studies

Bio
I received my B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University in 1990. I then went to the Department of Philosophy at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I completed a Ph.D. there in 1999. I also spent the academic year of 1998-99 at Universität Bielefeld in Germany. I have been teaching at Stanford since 2000.
Academic Appointments: 
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Associate Professor (By courtesy), German Studies
Administrative Appointments: 
Senior Associate Vice Provost for Residential Affairs, Stanford University (2013 - Present)
Associate Professor of Philosophy and, by courtesy, of German Studies, Stanford University (2013 - Present)
Dean of the Freshman Sophomore College, Stanford University (2010 - Present)
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University (2008 - 2013)
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University (2000 - 2008)
Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2008 - 2008)
Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University (2006 - 2007)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan (1999 - 2000)
Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft und Philosophie, Universität Bielefeld (1998 - 1999)
Honors and Awards: 
The Philosophers Annual 2008, The Philosopher's Annual (2008)
Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2008)
Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship, American Council for Learned Societies (2006 - 2007)
Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University (2006 - 2007)
Fellowship, Germanistic Society of America (1998 - 1999)
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Foundation (1996 - 1997)
Rackham One-Term Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan (1995)
Regents’ Fellowship, University of Michigan (1990 - 1994)
Wirt and Mary Cornwell Prize in the Humanities, University of Michigan (1990 - 1991)
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University (2009)
Recognition for Excellence in the Teaching of Philosophy, American Philosophical Association (1995)
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of Michigan (1994 - 1995)
Department of Philosophy John Dewey Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Michigan (1994 - 1995)
Professional Organizations: 
Member, American Philosophical Association
Undergraduate Honors Director, Stanford University (2012 - Present)
Member, Mind/Bio/Logic Junior Search Committee, Stanford University (2012 - 2013)
Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Stanford University (2012 - 2013)
Member, Junior Ethics Search Committee, Stanford University (2010 - 2011)
Member, Junior Core Search Committee, Stanford University (2010 - 2011)
Chair, Committee for Redesigning Departmental Web Site, Stanford University (2005 - 2011)
Co-Chair, Placement Committee, Stanford University (2009 - 2010)
Chair, Admissions Committee, Stanford University (2008 - 2009)
Faculty Advisor for Undergraduate Philosophy Association, Stanford University (2008 - 2009)
Member, Admissions Committee, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
Member, Placement Committee, Stanford University (2001 - 2003)
Member, Placement Committee, Stanford University (2005 - 2006)
Member, Ancient Philosophy Search Committee, Stanford University (2003 - 2004)
Member, Library Committee, Stanford University (2001 - 2002)
Member, Undergraduate Studies Committee, Stanford University (2000 - 2001)
Member, Faculty Recruitment Committee, University of Michigan (1996 - 1997)
Member, Graduate Studies Committee, University of Michigan (1994 - 1995)
Senior Associate Vice Provost for Residential Affairs, Stanford University (2013 - Present)
Dean, The Freshman Sophomore College (2010 - Present)
Faculty Task Force, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Stanford University (2010 - Present)
Chair, Task Force on Residential Education, Stanford University (2010 - 2013)
Member, Committee on Academic Computing and Information Systems, Stanford University (2010 - 2013)
Member, Subcommittee on Residential and Co-Curricular Learning, Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford, Stanford University (2010 - 2012)
Member, Governance Board, Introduction to the Humanities Program, Stanford University (2007 - 2010)
Member, Steering Committee, Web Design Project, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University (2006 - 2009)
Member, Islamic Studies Faculty Advisory Board, Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University (2003 - 2008)
Member, Program Committee, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division (2009 - 2012)
Education: 
B.S., Stanford University, Symbolic Systems (1990)
M.A., University of Michigan, Philosophy (1995)
Ph.D., University of Michigan, Philosophy (1999)
Research & Scholarship
Projects: 
Habib University, Stanford University, Habib University
Title: 
Habib University
Detail: 

Advising development of the new Habib University

Location

Karachi, Pakistan

Teaching
Courses Taught: 
Academic Year: 
2016-17
Courses: 
Introduction to Moral Philosophy
ETHICSOC 20, PHIL 2 (Win)
Metaethics
PHIL 173B (Aut)
Independent Study Courses: 
Independent Studies in Ethics in Society
ETHICSOC 199 (Aut, Win, Spr)
Individual Work for Graduate Students
PHIL 240 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)
Individual Work, Undergraduate
PHIL 197 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)
Tutorial, Senior Year
PHIL 196 (Aut, Win, Spr)
Academic Year: 
2015-16
Independent Study Courses: 
Independent Studies in Ethics in Society
ETHICSOC 199 (Aut, Win, Spr)
Individual Work for Graduate Students
PHIL 240 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)
Individual Work, Undergraduate
PHIL 197 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)
Tutorial, Senior Year
PHIL 196 (Aut, Win, Spr)
Academic Year: 
2014-15
Courses: 
Independent Study Courses: 
Independent Studies in Ethics in Society
ETHICSOC 199 (Aut, Win, Spr)
Individual Work for Graduate Students
PHIL 240 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)
Individual Work, Undergraduate
PHIL 197 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)
Tutorial, Senior Year
PHIL 196 (Aut, Win, Spr)
Academic Year: 
2013-14
Courses: 
Metaethics
PHIL 273B (Aut)
Independent Study Courses: 
Independent Studies in Ethics in Society
ETHICSOC 199 (Aut, Win, Spr)
Individual Work for Graduate Students
PHIL 240 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)
Individual Work, Undergraduate
PHIL 197 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)
Tutorial, Senior Year
PHIL 196 (Aut, Win, Spr)
Advisees: 
Publications
Practical Reasoning and Linking Beliefs PHILOSOPHY AND PHENOMENOLOGICAL RESEARCH Hussain, N. J. 2015; 91 (1): 211-219

View details for DOI 10.1111/phpr.12203

View details for Web of Science ID 000357457800011

Nietzsche’s Metaethical Stance The Oxford Handbook on Nietzsche Hussain, N. edited by Richardson, J., Gemes, K. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2013: 389–414
Metaethics and Its Discontents: A Case Study of Korsgaard Constructivism in Ethics Hussain, N., Shah, N. edited by Bagnoli, C. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2013: 82–107
Contents, Normativity, and Rule-Following Rationality through Reasoning Hussain, N. Wiley-Blackwell. 2013
Metaethics and Nihilism in Reginster's The Affirmation of Life JOURNAL OF NIETZSCHE STUDIES Hussain, N. J. 2012; 43 (1): 99-117
A Problem for Ambitious Metanormative Constructivism Constructivism in Practical Philosophy Hussain, N. edited by Lenman, J., Shemmer, Y. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2012: 180–194
Nietzsche and Non-Cognitivism Nietzsche, Naturalism & Normativity Hussain, N. edited by Robertson, S., Janaway, C. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2012: 111–132
The Role of Life in the Genealogy Nietzsche’s On The Genealogy of Morality: A Critical Guide Hussain, N. edited by May, S. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2011: 142–169
Error Theory and Fictionalism The Routledge Companion to Ethics Hussain, N. edited by Skorupski, J. London and New York: Routledge. 2010: 335–345
Honest Illusion: Valuing for Nietzsche’s Free Spirits Nietzsche and Morality Hussain, N. edited by Leither, B., Sinhababu, N. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2007: 151–191
Misunderstanding Metaethics: Korsgaard’s Rejection of Realism Oxford Studies in Metaethics Hussain, N., Shah, N. edited by Shafer-Landau, R. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 2006: 265–294
Book Review of Ethical Explorations Ethics Hussain, N. 2005; 115 (3): 626 - 628
Nietzsche's positivism EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY Hussain, N. J. 2004; 12 (3): 326-368
Discussion - "The guise of a reason" PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES Hussain, N. J. 2004; 121 (3): 263-275
The return of moral fictionalism NOUS Hussain, N. J. 2004: 149-187
Reading Nietzsche through Ernst Mach Nietzsche and Science Hussain, N. edited by Moore, G., Brobjer, T. H. Aldershot: Ashgate. 2004: 111–129
Book Review of Nietzsche and the Transcendental Tradition The Philosophical Review Hussain, N. 2004; 113 (2): 275 - 278