Clyde Lee Miller

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Professor
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) 632-7583
cmiller@notes.cc.stonybrook.edu


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).


Selected Publications

  • 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.

 

Upcoming Events

Thinking the Plural: Richard Bernstein’s Contribution to American Philosophy
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September 26th-27th

Fré Ilgen: Arts and Bodies

October 14th

Translating Jean-Luc Nancy: Invitations and Intrusions

October 15th

Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Award

October 21st

Book Presentation

Edward S. Casey and Mary Watkins, Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border
October 30th

Spaces of Control: Confronting Austerity and Repression

Eleventh Biennial Radical Philosophy Association Conference
November 6th-9th

"Envelopes of Flesh"

November 7th

"The Avowal of the Truth: Torture and Confession in the Witch-Hunt"

November 13th

“Affective Labor and Feminist Politics”

Johanna Oksala
November 18th

“Heidegger's Mask: Silence, Politics and 'World Jewry' in the Black Notebooks"

Adam Knowles
November 20th

“The Big Picture: Philosophy After the Apollo Missions”

Kelly Oliver
December 2nd

"Violence and Hyperbole: From the Death Penalty Seminar to the 'Cogito' Essay"

Michael Nass
December 11th

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