Benjamin Miller

Contact Information

319 David Kinley Hall

Office Hours

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5pm
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Research Interests

  • Ancient Political Thought
  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • Citizenship Education
  • Justice and the Family
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Research Description

My research aims to answer two major questions: How should we understand the ethical and political thought of Aristotle, and how can thinking about Aristotle help us understand contemporary democracy and education for citizenship? I am especially interested in contemporary appeals to Aristotle to justify educational programs for civic training in the United States.

I am interested in contemporary democratic theory in its own right as well, especially Political Liberalism, Deliberative Democracy, and their critics.

I also have interests in the political theory of philanthropy and issues related to politics of the family.

Education

  • Ph.D. Stanford University, Department of Philosophy
  • M.A. Stanford University, Graduate School of Education
  • M.A. University of Auckland, Department of Philosophy
  • B.S. Northeastern University, Department of Philosophy & Religion
  • B.S. Northeastern University, Department of Psychology
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Courses

  • Classical Political Thought
  • Citizenship & Diversity
  • Intro to Political Theory
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Justice in Politics
  • Children, the Family, and Social Justice