My undergraduate major was in philosophy at Princeton University, and I earned my Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame in 2004. My academic research has been focused in three areas: meta-ethics and action theory, character and virtue, and philosophy of religion.
In meta-ethics, I have written about questions like:
- Is there an objective morality?
- What does it mean to say that morality is objective?
- What is the nature of moral motivation?
- Do our moral judgments always motivate us?
With respect to character and virtue, I have written about questions like:
- What is good character?
- Why should we care about developing a good character?
- How good is our character?
- How can we grow and develop our character?
- What is the best account of virtues like generosity and honesty?
Finally, in philosophy of religion, I have written about questions like:
- Is God the basis for morality?
- Are God's desires, rather than his intentions or commands, a plausible supernatural foundation for morality?
- Are we better off with or without religious belief?
My work to date has included over 90 academic papers, 2 academic monographs, and 5 edited collections. To learn more about my research, please visit my academic page at http://philosophy.wfu.edu/miller/.