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Patrick Lee Miller

Associate Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Philosophy

College Hall 332, On Sabbatical Fall 2017
Phone: 412.396.1291
millerp2212@duq.edu

Education:

Ph.D. Philosophy. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, May 2005.
D.A.D., Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Institute of the Carolinas, 2006
M.A., Classics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003
M.A., Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
B.A., Philosophy, McGill University, 1993
Expertise

Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy

Platonism (Ancient and Modern)

Freud & Psychoanalysis

Nietzsche

Courses

Graduate: Gender, Nature, Being; Plotinus; Nietzsche; Epicureans, Stoics, Skeptics; Freud and Psychoanalysis; Heraclitus, Marcus, Nietzsche; Plato's Republic; Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics; Early Greek Philosophy; Augustine and the Ancients.

Undergraduate: America & Antiquity; Plato; Nietzsche; Aristotle; Existentialism; Nietzsche and Freud; Ancient Philosophy; The Athenian Culture War; Plato's Symposium (Greek); Basic Philosophical Questions; Introduction to Philosophy; Introductory Latin; Intermediate Latin.

Selected Publications

"Truth, Trump, and Tyranny: Plato and the Sophists in an Era of ‘Alternative Facts'," forthcoming in Trump and Political Philosophy: Leadership, Statesmanship, and Tyranny, Palgrave-MacMillan (2018).

"The Implosion of Western Liberalism," on Quillette, November 5th, 2017

"Platonism of the Future," in S.Ph: Essays and Explorations. November, 2017. "The Ever Expanding Issue."

"The Google Memo: The Economist on Nothing," on Quillette, August 31st, 2017.

"Freedom of Speech," on The Odessa Review, May 1st, 2017.

"Leaving Plato's Cave," in Teaching Plato (American Association of Philosophy Teachers [AAPT] Studies in Pedagogy, v.2), 2016, 91-113.

"Truth in the Age of Trump," on 3 Quarks Daily, November 7th, 2016.

"Performing Plato's Forms," in Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought: Essays in Honor of Peter Smith, Routledge (2016), 211-36.

"Avatars of Oneself," in S.Ph: Essays and Explorations. Vol. 1. Issue 1 (Spring-Summer 2016).

"Introductory Readings in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy", 2nd Edition, co-edited with C.D.C. Reeve, Indianapolis:Hackett (2015).

"Finding Oneself with Friends," in The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, ed. Ronald Polansky. Cambridge / New York: Cambridge University Press (2014), 319-49.

"Monstrous Maturity on Mulholland Drive," in Mulholland Drive (Philosophers on Film), ed. Zina Giannopoulou. Routledge (2013), 97-120.

"Love's ladder's God," on The Immanent Frame, April 5th, 2012

Becoming God: Pure Reason in Early Greek Philosophy. (London: Continuum, 2011).

"Greek Philosophical Dualism," in Armin Lange et al., eds., Light against Darkness: Dualism in Ancient Mediterranean Religion and the Contemporary World. (Göttingen / Oakville, CT: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011), 107-44.

"Crosswise Christ," on The Immanent Frame, November-December 2010.

"Psychoanalysis as Spirituality," symplokē Vol. 18 Nos. 1-2 (2010), 191-206.

"Immanent Spirituality," Philosophy Today 54 (SPEP Supplement, 2010), 74-83.

"Socrates' Irrational Rationality," about Socrates and The Irrational, James S. Hans, Charlottesville, VA: The University of Virginia Press, 2006. symplokē (2008) v.16, n.1-2, 299-303.

"Oedipus Rex Revisited," in Modern Psychoanalysis v.31, n.2 (Summer 2007), 229-50.

Introductory Readings in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, co-edited with C.D.C. Reeve. (Indianapolis: Hackett, 2006).

Bio

Patrick Lee Miller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy. He is the author of Becoming God: Pure Reason in Early Greek Philosophy (Continuum, 2011), and co-editor of Introductory Readings in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy (Hackett, 2015). He has published articles on Heraclitus, Sophocles, Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Nietzsche, Freud, and David Lynch. But his recent philosophical writing uses Platonism to address current problems such as gender, sexuality, child psychology, education, natural evolution, virtual-reality, spirituality, indecision, truth-telling, and liberal government.