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Nathan Hanna, PhD

Nathan Hanna, PhD

Assistant Department Head
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Department of English and Philosophy
Office: 5016 MacAlister Hall


  • PhD, Philosophy, Syracuse University
  • BS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida

Research Interests:

Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy


Professor Hanna specializes in Ethics and the Philosophy of Law. His research focuses on the ethics of punishment and related issues like the nature of desert, harm, and moral responsibility.

Selected Publications:

  • "Harm: Omission, Preemption, Freedom," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 2016
  • "Philosophical Success," Philosophical Studies, 2015
  • "Moral Luck Defended," NouÌ‚s, 2014
  • "Retributivism Revisited," Philosophical Studies, 2014
  • "Two Claims About Desert," Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 2013