Alden Stout, assistant professor of philosophy, recently had an article published in the journal Teaching Ethics.
Alden Stout, assistant professor of philosophy at Morningside College, recently had an article published in the journal Teaching Ethics.
The article, “Pedagogy and Principled Thinking About War,” discusses how teachers can get students to think about the ethics of war in an unbiased manner.
“One of the difficulties that ethics teachers face is overcoming student bias in discussions of U.S foreign policy,” Stout said. “In the article, I provide a method that allows students to indirectly overcome this bias by asking their own questions and engaging in a form of self-discovery.”
Stout joined the faculty at Morningside College in 2011. He has a doctorate from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. He is a specialist in modern philosophy and political theory. He has published works on political philosophy, and his current research focuses on such issues as terrorism, poverty and finance.