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Fred D Miller, Jr.

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Fred D. Miller, Jr. is a Research Professor in the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at
West Virginia University. He received the Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Washington. He is Professor Emeritus at Bowling Green State University, where he served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and as founding Executive Director of the Social Philosophy and Policy Center, which was formerly at Bowling Green. He is an Executive Editor of the journal Social Philosophy & Policy, published by Cambridge University Press, which has the largest circulation of any philosophical journal in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

Professor Miller conducts research in ethics and political theory, but he works most extensively in the field of ancient philosophy, in particular on Aristotle. In addition to more than a hundred published articles and reviews, his books include Nature, Justice, and Rights in Aristotle's Politics (Oxford University Press, 1995), Aristotle 'On the Soul' and Other Psychological Works (Oxford University Press, 2018), 'Alexander' On Aristotle's Metaphysics 12 (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle, 2021), and Aristotelian Statecraft: Essays on Aristotle's Politics (Peeters, 2023). He is also co-editor of A Companion to Aristotle’s Politics (Blackwell, 1991), Freedom, Reason, and the Polis: Essays in Ancient Greek Political Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2007), Reason and Analysis in Ancient Greek Philosophy (Springer, 2012), and A History of the Philosophy of Law from the Ancient Greeks to the Scholastics (Springer, second edition, 2012). He has held visiting research and teaching appointments at Harvard University, Oxford University, the University of St. Andrews, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Washington, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Arizona. In recognition of his service to the profession, he was elected President of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy for 1998-2004.

Education

  • Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Washington

Recent Publications

Nature, Justice, and Rights in Aristotle's Politics (Oxford University Press, 1995)
Aristotle 'On the Soul' and Other Psychological Works (Oxford University Press, 2018)
'Alexander' On Aristotle's Metaphysics 12 (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle, 2021),
Aristotelian Statecraft: Essays on Aristotle's Politics (Peeters, 2023). He is also co-editor of A Companion to Aristotle's Politics (Blackwell, 1991),
Freedom, Reason, and the Polis: Essays in Ancient Greek Political Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
Reason and Analysis in Ancient Greek Philosophy (Springer, 2012),
A History of the Philosophy of Law from the Ancient Greeks to the Scholastics (Springer, second edition, 2012).

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