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Dana R. Miller

DANA R. MILLER
Department of Philosophy
Fordham University
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
dmiller@fordham.edu

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EDUCATION  

Harvard University 
Harvard University 
Boston University
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Seminary,      Jordanville, NY
St. John's College, Annapolis, MD             
L'Alliance française, Paris, France    
Goethe Institut, Murnau, Germany   

 

Ph.D. (Classical Philosophy) June 1995
A.M. (Classical Philosophy) June 1990
A.M. (Classical Philology) June 1987
1967-1969 (Theology)          

1963-1967
Spring-Summer 1966
Summer-Winter 1965-1966

PUBLICATIONS

Articles

  1. “Fast and Loose about Being: Criticism of Earlier Ontologies in Plato’s Sophist.”  Ancient Philosophy 24 (2004): 339-363.
  2. “Reply to Brisson.” Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium on Ancient Philosophy 13 (1997): 177-85.
  3. “Plutarch’s argument for a plurality of worlds in the De defectu oraculorum.” Ancient Philosophy 17 (1997): 375-395.
  4. “George, bishop of the Arab tribes, on true philosophy.” Festschrift in Honor of Sebastian Brock. Oxford, 1996: 303-20.
  5. “Sargis of Reß‘aina on what the celestial bodies know.” Proceedings of the VIthum Symposium Syriacum. Orientalia Christiana Analecta 247 (1994): 221-33.
  6. “Found: a folio of the lost full commentary of John Chrysostom on Jeremiah.” Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 94 (1992): 379-85.

Book

  1. The Third Kind in Plato’s Timaeus. Vanderhoeck & Ruprecht. 2003.

Translations

  1. The Writings of Gregorios Palamas in The Philokalia: The Complete Text IV. London: Faber & Faber. 1995: 292-417.
  2. The Writings of Isaac the Syrian. Brookline, MA. 1985.

Reviews

  1. Review of Gabriela Roxana Carone. Plato’s Cosmology and its Ethical Dimensions. Cambridge University Press. 2005. International Philosophical Quarterly 47 (2007):502-504.
  2. Review of David Sedley. The Midwife of Platonism. Oxford University Press. 2004. Forthcoming in International Philosophical Quarterly.
  3. Review of Roslyn Weiss. Virtue in the Cave: Moral Inquiry in Plato’s Meno. Oxford University Press. 2001. Forthcoming in Classical World.
  4. Review of Oiva Kuisma. Art or Experience: a Study on Plotinus’ Aesthetics. Societas Scientiarum Fennica. Helsinki 2003. Review of Metaphysics 59 (2006): 889-891.
  5. Review of Gretchen J. Reydams-Schilds (ed.). Plato’s Timaeus as Cultural Icon. Univeristy of Notre Dame Press. 2003. In International Philosophical Quarterly 44/3 (2004):447-448.
  6. Review of Couprie, Hahn, Naddaf. Anaximander in Context. SUNY Press 2003. In International Philosophical Quarterly 44/1 (2004): 111-113.
  7. Review of H. Alfeyev. The Spiritual World of Isaac the Syrian. Cistercian Studies 175. Kalamazoo. 2000. Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies 5.1 (2002, January).
  8. Review of M. Lane. Method and Politics in Plato’s Statesman. Cambridge. 1998. In Classical World 94 (2001): 216-18.
  9. Review of J. Howland. The Paradox of Political Philosophy. New York: Rowman Littlefield. 1998. In Review of Metaphysics 54 (2000): 936-37.
  10. Review of H. Lang. The Order of Nature in Aristotle’s Physics: Place and Elements. Cambridge 1998. In Review of Metaphysics 54 (2000): 155-57.
  11. Review of J. Gentzler ed. Method in Ancient Philosophy. Oxford 1998. In Review of Metaphysics 52 (1999): 942-44.
  12. Review of M. Frede, G. Striker edd. Rationality in Greek Thought. Oxford 1996. In International Philosophical Quarterly 38 (1998): 319-320.

 

PAPERS

  1. “Plato’s Problem with Mental Pleasures.” International Conference on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at Fordham University. October 2007.
  2. “Job of Edessa on the Simple Elements and Matter.” The Materialistic Worldview from Late Antiquity to Islam. Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton NJ. May 2007.
  3. “The delectability of being: Republic 585a-b.” International Conference on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at Fordham University. October 2006.
  4. “Breaking up and gluing together reality in the Old Academy.” International Conference on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at Fordham University. October 2005.
  5. “The last shall not be first: Speusippus’ account of generation and Aristotle’s teleological rebuttal.” Teleology, Ancient and Modern. University of Toronto. August 2005.
  6. “Aristotle on why enthymemes are persuasive.” International Conference on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at Fordham University. October 2004.
  7. “Reply to Drummond. Inaugural Address.” Fordham University. September 2004.
  8. “What was Protagoras doing?” International Conference on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at Fordham University. October 2003.
  9. “Being somewhere as an ancient argument for materialism.” American Philosophical Association. Central Division Meeting, Colloquium. April 2002.
  10. “Recollection in the Meno.” Binghamton Conference on Ancient Greek Philosophy. October 2001.
  11. “Plato on empirical investigation as a means to philosophy.” Binghamton Conference on Ancient Greek Philosophy. October 2000.
  12. “Why not take along the Body?” American Philosophical Association. Pacific Division Meeting, Colloquium. April 2000.
  13. “Interweaving of the Forms: Sophist 259e4-6.” Binghamton Conference on Ancient Greek Philosophy. October 1999.
  14. “Puzzles in De Caelo 2.12.” Princeton Colloquium on De Caelo. June 1999.
  15. “Star wars in the thirteenth century.” Patristic, Mediaeval, and Renaissance Studies Conference. Villanova University. September 1997.
  16. “Reply to Brisson.” Boston Area Colloquium on Ancient Philosophy. Boston College. February 1997.
  17. “Job of Edessa’s elemental theory and the abolition of matter.” Syriac Studies Symposium II. Catholic University of America. July 1995.
  18. “Plato’s three accounts of vision: adaptation of theory to context.” American Philological Association 125th Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. 1993.
  19. “Sargis of Reß‘aina on what the celestial bodies know.” VItum Symposium Syriacum. Cambridge University. September 1992.
  20. “Jacob of Edessa: a seventh century intellectual.” Syriac Studies Symposium I. Brown University, July 1991.

 

EMPLOYMENT

1996-present, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Fordham University

1990-1994, Teaching Fellow in Philosophy and Classics, Harvard University

1987-1995, Editor, Managing Editor, Harvard Library of Early Ukrainian Literature, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

 

RELATED ACTIVITIES

Occasional reviewer of submissions in ancient philosophy for International Philosophical Quarterly, Traditio, Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium on Ancient Philosophy, The Journal of Neoplatonic Studies, Ancient Philosohy.

Member, New York Reading Group in Ancient Philosophy.


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