Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Office: 306 Shatzel Hall
Office Phone: (419) 372-2119
Fred D. Miller, Jr. came to Bowling Green in 1972 with a specialization in ancient Greek Philosophy, especially Aristotle. His other interests include political philosophy, business ethics, metaphysics, and philosophy in science fiction. He is the former Executive Director of the Social Philosophy and Policy Center which he, along with other members of the Department, founded in 1981.
He is the author of Nature, Justice and Rights in Aristotle's Politics(Oxford University Press,1995), and co-editor of A Companion to Aristotle’s Politics(Blackwell, 1995). He is also co-editor and contributor to A History of the Philosophy of Law from the Ancient Greeks to the Scholastics which is volume 6 of a twelve-volume Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence (Springer/Kluwer, 2006). In addition, he co-edits an ongoing series of books on Social Philosophy and Policy published by Cambridge University Press. He has published articles on Plato, Aristotle, and other Greek philosophers in Philosophical Review, the Review of Metaphysics, Philosophical Quarterly, and Archiv fur Geschichte der Philosophie. His recent publications on classical philosophy include “Ancient Political Thought,” "Plato on the Rule of Reason,” “The Platonic Soul,” “Aristotle’s Theory of Political Rights,” “Aristotelian Autonomy,” and “Natural Law, Civil Society and Government.” He also wrote the chapter "Aristotle's Naturalism" for The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2000), "Aristotle's Political Philosophy" for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy , and "Classical Political Thought" for The Encyclopedia for Classical Philosophy(Greenwood Press, 1997).
Professor Miller is associate editor of the journal Social Philosophy & Policyand assistant editor of The Philosopher’s Index . He has been a visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Washington, and the University of Waterloo, and he has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin, Jesus College, Oxford University, and the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs at the University of St. Andrews. He was given the Olscamp Research Award in 1997 for outstanding scholarly accomplishments. He was elected President of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy for a six-year term.