Dr. Timothy Miller
is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy, joined Lee University’s Department of Theology as an assistant professor of philosophy in the fall of 2008. He teaches the Kairos Honors Intro to Philosophy course.
Dr. Miller completed his PhD at the University of Oklahoma, specializing in metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and early modern philosophy. His dissertation focused on the traditional doctrine of continuous creation and the philosophical problems that arise at the intersection of divine creation and the metaphysics of causation. it was awarded the University of Oklahoma’s 2007 dissertation prize for the Fine Arts and Humanities. His current research has worked on developing contemporary formulations of rule-consequentialism.
He and Linda Zagzebski co-edited Readings in Philosophy of Religion: Ancient to Contemporary (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). His other publications include: “Desgabets on Cartesian Minds” (British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 2008); “On the Distinction between Creation and Conservation: A Partial Defense of Continuous Creation” (Religious Studies, 2009); “Continuous Creation and Secondary Causation: The Threat of Occasionalism (Religious Studies, 2011); and “Solving Rule Consequentialism’s Acceptance Rate Problem” (Utilitas, 2016).
Miller and his wife, Beth, have two boys, Bao and Shaw. In his spare time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, cooking, and playing tennis.