Dale Eugene Miller Old Dominion University
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  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1999.

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    Dale E. Miller (2015). Mill’s Conception of Pleasure: Meeting West in the Middle. Southwest Philosophy Review 31 (1):157-166.
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    Ben Eggleston & Dale Miller (eds.) (2014). The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism. Cambridge University Press.
    This book offers a comprehensive overview of one of the most important and frequently discussed accounts of morality.
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  3. Ben Eggleston & Dale E. Miller (eds.) (2014). The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism. Cambridge University Press.
    Utilitarianism, the approach to ethics based on the maximization of overall well-being, continues to have great traction in moral philosophy and political thought. This Companion offers a systematic exploration of its history, themes, and applications. First, it traces the origins and development of utilitarianism via the work of Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Henry Sidgwick, and others. The volume then explores issues in the formulation of utilitarianism, including act versus rule utilitarianism, actual versus expected consequences, and objective versus subjective theories (...)
     
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    D. Miller (2014). Book Review: Nationalism and the Moral Psychology of Community, by Bernard Yack. [REVIEW] Political Theory 42 (3):384-388.
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    D. E. Miller (2014). Reactive Attitudes and the Hare-Williams Debate: Towards a New Consequentialist Moral Psychology. Philosophical Quarterly 64 (254):39-59.
    Bernard Williams charges that the moral psychology built into R. M. Hare’s utilitarianism is incoherent in virtue of demanding a bifurcated kind of moral thinking that is possible only for agents who fail to reflect properly on their own practical decision making. I mount a qualified defence of Hare’s view by drawing on the account of the ‘reactive attitudes’ found in P. F. Strawson’s ‘Freedom and Resentment’. Against Williams, I argue that the ‘resilience’ of the reactive attitudes ensures that our (...)
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    Dale E. Miller (2014). Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion , Pp. Xvii + 419. [REVIEW] Utilitas 26 (1):124-127.
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    Dale E. Miller (2014). Mill, by Frederick Rosen. Mind 123 (492):1242-1245.
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    Dale E. Miller (2014). Review of Jonathan Haidt: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion_; Jonathan Haidt: _The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. [REVIEW] Utilitas 26 (1):124-127.
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  9. Dale Miller (2013). John Stuart Mill. Polity.
    This book offers a clear and highly readable introduction to the ethical and social-political philosophy of John Stuart Mill. Dale E. Miller argues for a "utopian" reading of Mill's utilitarianism. He analyses Mill's views on happiness and goes on to show the practical, social and political implications that can be drawn from his utilitarianism, especially in relation to the construction of morality, individual freedom, democratic reform, and economic organization. By highlighting the utopian thinking which lies at the heart of Mill's (...)
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  10. Dale Miller (2013). John Stuart Mill. Polity.
    This book offers a clear and highly readable introduction to the ethical and social-political philosophy of John Stuart Mill. Dale E. Miller argues for a "utopian" reading of Mill's utilitarianism. He analyses Mill's views on happiness and goes on to show the practical, social and political implications that can be drawn from his utilitarianism, especially in relation to the construction of morality, individual freedom, democratic reform, and economic organization. By highlighting the utopian thinking which lies at the heart of Mill's (...)
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  11. Dale Miller (2013). John Stuart Mill. Polity.
    This book offers a clear and highly readable introduction to the ethical and social-political philosophy of John Stuart Mill. Dale E. Miller argues for a "utopian" reading of Mill's utilitarianism. He analyses Mill's views on happiness and goes on to show the practical, social and political implications that can be drawn from his utilitarianism, especially in relation to the construction of morality, individual freedom, democratic reform, and economic organization. By highlighting the utopian thinking which lies at the heart of Mill's (...)
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    Dale E. Miller (2013). Hooker on Rule-Consequentialism and Virtue. Utilitas 25 (3):421-432.
    In Ideal Code, Real World, Brad Hooker proposes an account of the relation between his rule-consequentialism and virtue according to which the virtues (1) have intrinsic value and (2) are identical with the dispositions that are of the ideal code. While it is not clear whether Hooker actually intends to endorse this account or only intends to moot it for discussion, I argue that for him to adopt it would be a mistake. Not only would this mean that his moral (...)
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  13. Ben Eggleston, Dale E. Miller & David Weinstein (eds.) (2012). John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life. OUP Usa.
    John Stuart Mill, one of the most influential figures in moral and political philosophy, saw the doctrines he advanced in Utilitarianism and On Liberty as parts of a larger system he called the "Art of Life," yet he said surprisingly little about it per se. This volume offers original essays on this relatively untapped area of Mill scholarship written by specialists on Mill's practical philosophy.
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    Dale E. Miller (2012). Mill's Division of Morality. In Leonard Kahn (ed.), Mill on Justice. Palgrave Macmillan 70.
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    Ben Eggleston, Dale E. Miller & D. Weinstein (eds.) (2011). John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life. Oxford University Press.
    The 'Art of Life' is John Stuart Mill's name for his account of practical reason. In this volume, eleven leading scholars elucidate this fundamental, but widely neglected, element of Mill's thought. Mill divides the Art of Life into three 'departments': 'Morality, Prudence or Policy, and Æsthetics'. In the volume's first section, Rex Martin, David Weinstein, Ben Eggleston, and Dale E. Miller investigate the relation between the departments of morality and prudence. Their papers ask whether Mill is a rule utilitarian and, (...)
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    Dale E. Miller (2011). Mill, Rule Utilitarianism, and the Incoherence Objection. In Ben Eggleston, Dale E. Miller & D. Weinstein (eds.), John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life. Oxford University Press 94.
  17. D. Miller (2010). Why Immigration Controls Are Not Coercive: A Reply to Arash Abizadeh. Political Theory 38 (1):111-120.
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  18. Dale Miller (2010). John Stuart Mill. Polity.
    This book offers a clear and highly readable introduction to the ethical and social-political philosophy of John Stuart Mill. Dale E. Miller argues for a "utopian" reading of Mill's utilitarianism.
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    This book offers a clear and highly readable introduction to the ethical and social-political philosophy of John Stuart Mill. Dale E. Miller argues for a "utopian" reading of Mill's utilitarianism. He analyses Mill's views on happiness and goes on to show the practical, social and political implications that can be drawn from his utilitarianism, especially in relation to the construction of morality, individual freedom, democratic reform, and economic organization. By highlighting the utopian thinking which lies at the heart of Mill's (...)
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    Dale E. Miller (2010). Brown on Mill's Moral Theory: A Critical Response. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 9 (1):47-66.
    In this article, I argue that the reading of Mill that D.G. Brown presents in ‘Mill’s Moral Theory: Ongoing Revisionism’ is inconsistent with several key passages in Mill’s writings. I also show that a rule-utilitarian interpretation that is very close to the one developed by David Lyons is able to account for these passages without difficulty.
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  21. Dale E. Miller (2010). J. S. Mill: Moral, Social and Political Thought. Polity.
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    Dale E. Miller, Harriet Taylor Mill. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Dale E. Miller (2008). Mill's Misleading Moral Mathematics. Southwest Philosophy Review 24 (1):153-161.
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    Dale E. Miller (2007). India House Utilitarianism. Southwest Philosophy Review 23 (1):39-47.
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    Dale E. Miller (2006). Utilitarianism and the Headache That Just Won't Go Away. Southwest Philosophy Review 22 (2):147-149.
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    Dale Miller (2004). One Meat-Eater's Modus Ponens. Southwest Philosophy Review 20 (2):175-177.
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    Dale E. Miller (2004). Georgios Varouxakis, Mill on Nationality (London: Routledge, 2002), Pp. IX + 169. Utilitas 16 (2):231-233.
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    Dale E. Miller (2004). On Millgram on Mill. Utilitas 16 (1):96-108.
    In a recent article in Ethics, Elijah Millgram presents a novel reconstruction of J. S. Mill's ‘proof’ of the principle of utility. Millgram's larger purpose is to critique instrumentalist approaches to practical reasoning. His reading of the proof makes Mill out to be an instrumentalist, and Millgram thinks that the ultimate failure of Mill's argument usefully illustrates an inconsistency inherent in instrumentalism. Yet Millgram's interpretation of the proof does not succeed. Mill is not an instrumentalist. Millgram may be right that (...)
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    Dale E. Miller (2004). Terminating Employees for Their Political Speech. Business and Society Review 109 (2):225-243.
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  30. D. Miller (2003). Axiological Actualism and the Converse IntuitionResponse to Parsons. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (1):123.
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    Dale E. Miller (2003). Axiological Actualism and the Converse Intuition. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (1):123 – 125.
    In 'Axiological Actualism' Josh Parsons argues that 'axiological actualism', which is 'the doctrine that ethical theory should refrain from assigning levels of welfare, or preference orderings, or anything of the sort to merely possible people', lends plausibility to 'the converse intuition'. This is the proposition that 'the welfare a person would have, were they actual, can give us a reason not to bring that person into existence'. I show that Parsons's argument delivers less than he promises. It could be convincing (...)
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    Dale E. Miller (2003). Actual-Consequence Act Utilitarianism and the Best Possible Humans. Ratio 16 (1):49–62.
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    Dale E. Miller (2003). Mill's `Socialism'. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 2 (2):213-238.
    Insofar as John Stuart Mill can be accurately described as a socialist, his is a socialism that a classical liberal ought to be able to live with, if not to love. Mill's view is that capitalist economies should at some point undergo a `spontaneous' and incremental process of socialization, involving the formation of worker-controlled `socialistic' enterprises through either the transformation of `capitalistic' enterprises or creation de novo. This process would entail few violations of core libertarian principles. It would proceed (...)
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    Stephen Buckle, Miracles Marvels, Mundane Order, Temporal Solipsism, Robert Kirk, Nonreductive Physicalism, Strict Implication, Donald Mertz Individuation, Instance Ontology & Dale E. Miller (2001). Index of Volume 79, 2001. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 79 (4):594-596.
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    D. E. Miller (2001). Atomists, Liberals and Civic Republicans: Taylor on the Ontology of Citizenship. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 79 (4):465 – 478.
    (2001). Atomists, Liberals and Civic Republicans: Taylor on the Ontology of Citizenship. Australasian Journal of Philosophy: Vol. 79, No. 4, pp. 465-478.
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  36. Brad Hooker, Elinor Mason & Dale Miller (eds.) (2000). Morality, Rules and Consequences: A Critical Reader. Edinburgh University Press.
    What determines whether an action is right or wrong? Morality, Rules, and Consequences: A Critical Reader explores for students and researchers the relationship between consequentialist theory and moral rules. Most of the chapters focus on rule consequentialism or on the distinction between act and rule versions of consequentialism. Contributors, among them the leading philosophers in the discipline, suggest ways of assessing whether rule consequentialism could be a satisfactory moral theory. These essays, all of which are previously unpublished, provide students in (...)
     
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  37. Brad Hooker, Elinor Mason, Dale E. Miller, D. W. Haslett, Shelly Kagan, Sanford S. Levy, David Lyons, Phillip Montague, Tim Mulgan, Philip Pettit, Madison Powers, Jonathan Riley, William H. Shaw, Michael Smith & Alan Thomas (2000). Morality, Rules, and Consequences: A Critical Reader. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    What determines whether an action is right or wrong? Morality, Rules, and Consequences: A Critical Reader explores for students and researchers the relationship between consequentialist theory and moral rules. Most of the chapters focus on rule consequentialism or on the distinction between act and rule versions of consequentialism. Contributors, among them the leading philosophers in the discipline, suggest ways of assessing whether rule consequentialism could be a satisfactory moral theory. These essays, all of which are previously unpublished, provide students in (...)
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    D. E. Miller (2000). John Stuart Mill's Civic Liberalism. History of Political Thought 21 (1):88-113.
    Although it is frequently overlooked, J.S. Mill's political philosophy has a significant civic component; he is a committed believer in the value of active and disinterested participation in public affairs by the citizens of liberal democracies, and he advocates a programme of civic education intended to cultivate public spirit. In the first half of this essay I present a brief but systematic exploration of his thought's civic dimension. In the second half I defend Mill's civic liberalism against various critics who (...)
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    Dale E. Miller (2000). R. M. Hare, Sorting Out Ethics, Oxford, Clarendon Proess, 1997, Pp. Vii + 191. [REVIEW] Utilitas 12 (2):241.
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  40. Dale Miller (1999). John Skorupski, Ed., The Cambridge Companion to Mill. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 19:447-451.
     
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  41. Dale E. Miller (1999). John Skorupski, Ed., The Cambridge Companion to Mill Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 19 (6):447-451.
     
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  42. Dale Eugene Miller (1999). Public Spirit and Liberal Democracy: John Stuart Mill's Civic Liberalism. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh
    The civic republican tradition in political thought includes Niccolo Machiavelli, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Alexis de Tocqueville. The belief that it is imperative that citizens participate actively and disinterestedly in public affairs, i.e., that they possess "civic virtue" or "public spirit" is a prominent family resemblance between its members. Civic republican thought has undergone a recent resurgence, and one consequence is that political philosophers and other theorists have begun to ask whether liberals can take civic virtue seriously. Certain critics of liberalism, (...)
     
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    Dale E. Miller (1998). Internal Sanctions in Mill's Moral Psychology. Utilitas 10 (1):68.
    Mill's discussion of ‘the internal sanction’ in chapter III of Utilitarianism does not do justice to his understanding of internal sanctions; it omits some important points and obscures others. I offer an account of this portion of his moral psychology of motivation which brings out its subtleties and complexities. I show that he recognizes the importance of internal sanctions as sources of motives to develop and perfect our characters, as well as of motives to do our duty, and I examine (...)
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    Dale E. Miller (1998). Ronald J. Terchek, Republican Paradoxes and Liberal Anxieties: Retrieving Neglected Fragments of Political Theory, Lanham, MD, Rowman and Littlefield, 1997, Pp. Xii+ 275. [REVIEW] Utilitas 10 (2):257-.
  45. Joshua S. Hodas & Dale Miller (1991). Logic Programming in a Fragment of Intuitionistic Linear Logic Extended Abstract. Lfcs, Department of Computer Science, University of Edinburgh.
     
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  46. D. Miller (1987). II. Marx, Communism, and Markets. Political Theory 15 (2):182-204.
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  47. D. Miller (1985). White, A. R., "Rights". [REVIEW] Mind 94:474.
     
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  48. D. Miller (1981). On Sampson's Response to "Sacialism and the Market". Political Theory 9 (2):264-265.
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    D. Miller (1977). II. Socialism and the Market. Political Theory 5 (4):473-490.
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    Dale Miller, Compunction, Buck-Passing, and Moral Reasons: Reply to Darwall.
    In “’But It Would Be Wrong,’” Stephen Darwall advances a mixed view regarding “deontic buck-passing.” He holds that a wrong action’s “wrong-making features” are our reasons for reactive attitudes like blame; with respect to these reasons, the action’s wrongness “passes the buck” to these features. Yet the action’s being wrong is itself an additional reason for the agent not to do the action, Darwall contends, a “second-personal” moral reason. So with respect to reasons for action, the buck doesn’t get passed. (...)
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