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).

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

Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Award

September 15th, 4 pm

Terry Pinkard
"Hegel's History of Metaphysics"



September 29th, 4 pm

Georgia Warnke, University of California, Riverside
"Historical Understanding and the 'Blemish of Extraordinary Moral Legacies'"



October 12th, 4 pm

Klaus Vieweg, Jena University
"The Concept of Action in Hegel's Practical Philosophy and Aesthetics"


Dissertation Defense

October 13th, 11 am

Miles Hentrup
"Once Again from the Beginning: On the Relationship of Skepticism and Philosophy in Hegel's System"



October 25th, 5 pm

Adam Cureton, University of Tennessee
"Offensive Beneficence"




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