Clyde Lee Miller
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Personnel
Ph.D. Yale University, 1974
M.A. in Theology, St. Louis University, 1968
M.A. in Philosophy, St. Louis University, 1961
M.A. in Greek & Latin, St. Louis University, 1961
B.A. in Philosophy & Letters, St. Louis University, 1960
Harriman Hall 248
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750
Tel: (631) 632-7570
Areas of Specialization
Ancient and medieval philosophy, Nicholas of Cusa, ethics
Lee Miller studied classics and medieval philosophy at St. Louis University before going on to doctoral studies in philosophy at Yale, where he wrote a dissertation on Plato's Protagoras. At Stony Brook he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on Plato, Aristotle, medieval philosophy, and ethics. He is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Teaching. His scholarly research has focused on Nicholas of Cusa, a Christian Neoplatonist of the early Renaissance. He has published many articles and two translations, one of Nicholas' Idiote de Mente, a second of Jean Gerson's De Consolatione Theologiae. His monograph on Nicholas of Cusa, Reading Cusanus appeared in 2002 (Catholic University Press).
- Reading Cusanus: Metaphor and Dialectic in a Conjectural Universe. Washington, D.C.: Catholic Univ. Press, 2002.
- "Knowledge and the Human Mind" in Introducing Nicholas of Cusa, ed. C.M.Bellitto, T.Izbicki, & G.Christianson. NY/Mahwah, NJ: 2004, pp. 299-318.
Transatlantic Collegium Workshop
“The Big Picture: Philosophy After the Apollo Missions”
"Violence and Hyperbole: From the Death Penalty Seminar to the 'Cogito' Essay"
"How to Perform a Democracy: A Genealogy of the Bare Voice"
"The Policing of Self and Others: Foucault, Political Reason & a Critical Ontology of Police"