Jon MillerAssociate Professor of Philosophy
Research & Publications
Area of Specialization:
- Early modern philosophy (esp. Spinoza)
Area of Competence
- Ancient philosophy (esp. the Stoics)
I have two main research interests, Spinoza and the reception of ancient philosophy (esp. Stoicism) by later philosophers (esp. early moderns). These two interests frequently coincide, for I continue to work on and by fascinated by the relationship between Spinoza and the Stoics.
Generally speaking, it is not hard to arouse my philosophical curiosity, and I welcome those who want to try.
This list includes only those publications that are already out or will soon be in print. For pieces that are forthcoming in the more distant future, please see my c.v.
- Spinoza and the Stoics, monograph, in contract with Cambridge.
- The Reception of Aristotle's Ethics, edited, Cambridge 2012.
- Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: A Critical Guide, edited, Cambridge 2011.
- Topics in Early Modern Philosophy of Mind, edited, Springer 2009.
- Reparations: Interdisciplinary Inquiries, edited (with Rahul Kumar), Oxford 2007.
- Hellenistic and Early Modern Philosophy, edited (with Brad Inwood), Cambridge 2003.
- "A Distinction Regarding Happiness in Ancient Philosophy," Social Research: An International Quarterly of the Social Sciences, vol. 77 (Summer 2010).
- "Grotius and Stobaeus," Grotiana, vol. 26-8 (2008).
- "Spinoza's axiology," Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, vol. 2 (2005).
- "Spinoza and the a priori," Canadian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 34 (December 2004).
- "Spinoza and the concept of a law of nature," History of Philosophy Quarterly, vol. 20 (July 2003).
- "Stoics and Grotius on innate ideas," Grotiana, vol. 22/23 (2001/2002). Reprinted in Grotius and the Stoa, ed. by Laurens Winkel and Hans Blom (Van Gorcum, 2004).
- "Spinoza's possibilities," Review of Metaphysics, vol. 54 (June 2001).
- "Why study philosophy?," Teaching Philosophy, vol. 23 (December 2000).
- "Spinoza and Natural Law," Reason, Religion, and Natural Law, ed. by Jon Jacobs (Oxford, 2012).
- "Stoics and Spinoza on substance monism," Cambridge Companion to Spinoza's Ethics, ed. by Olli Koistinen (Cambridge, 2009).
- "The status of consciousness in Spinoza's concept of mind," Consciousness: From Perception to Reflection in the History of Philosophy, ed. by Sara Heinämaa, Vili Lähteenmäki and Pauliina Remes (Springer, 2007).
- "Stoics and Spinoza on suicide," Der Einfluss des Hellenismus auf die Philosophie der frühen Neuzeit, ed. by Gábor Boros (Harrassowitz, 2005). Also published as Band 108 of the Wolfenbütteler Forschungen.
- "Stoics, Grotius and Spinoza on moral deliberation," Hellenistic and Early Modern Philosophy, ed. by Miller and Inwood (Cambridge, 2003).
Encylopedia entries and selected reviews:
- "Lex natura," "possibile" and "Stoa," Encyclopedia of Spinoza and his Times, ed. by Wiep van Bunge, Henri Krop, Piet Steenbakkers and Jeroen van de Ven (Thoemmes-Continuum, 2011).
- "Mechanismus" and "rationalismus," Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit, ed. by Friedrich Jaeger (J.B. Metzler, 2009 and 2010).
- "Grotius," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. by Edward Zalta (Stanford, 2005).
- Review of A Companion to Rationalism, ed. by Alan Nelson (Blackwell, 2005), Philosophy in Review, 2007.
- Review of Historical Ontology by Ian Hacking (Harvard, 2004), Theoria: A Swedish Journal of Philosophy, vol. 72 (2006).
- Review of Language and Learning, ed. by Dorothea Frede and Brad Inwood(Cambridge, 2005), Bryn Mawr Classical Review, August 2006.
- Review of Meaning in Spinoza's Method by Aaron V. Garrett (Cambridge, 2003), Dialogue, vol. 45 (January 2006).
- Review of Stoicism: Traditions and Transformations, ed. by Stephen K. Strange and Jack Zupko (Cambridge, 2004), Notre Dame Philosophical Review, March 2005.