Miller_011Dedicated to the philosophy of John William Miller, this website is a comprehensive resource on Miller’s career and thought. Inside is information about Miller’s life, teaching practice, and philosophy. Also available is a wealth of more detailed material including bibliographies, archival resources, and other items of interest to those considering Miller’s philosophy. Select any of the pages from the above menu and peruse the gathered materials. Information on essay prizes, books prizes, and travel stipends are on the menu to the right. For more information or to submit a proposal for the JWMS prize, contact the Co-Directors.
Dr. Katie Terezakis: [email protected]
Dr. Michael McGandy: [email protected]

What’s New in JWMS Prizes

The JWMS is proud to announce its 2023-4 Essay and Book Prize recipients!
Congratulations to Dr. Alexis Dianda (Xavier University), winner of the JWMS 2023-4 Book prize for:
The Varieties of Experience: William James After the Linguistic Turn (2023) Harvard University Press.
Congratulations to Dr. Tess Varner (Concordia College), winner of the JWMS 2023-4 Essay Prize for:
“Recovering Wildness: ‘Earthy’ Education and Field Philosophy” (2021) Eidos: A Journal for Philosophy of Culture, 5:2, pp. 22-34. 

What’s New in Print

“Recovering Wildness: ‘Earthy’ Education and Field Philosophy” by Tess Varner published in Eidos Vol.5, no 2, pp.22-34, 2021. (DOI:10.14394/eidos.jpc.2021.0015)

Miller Fellow, Jeff Frank, has two new publications. First is his book: Being a Presence for Students: Teaching as a Lived Defense of Liberal Education (Amherst, Massachusetts, and Ann Arbor, Michigan: Lever Press, 2019). The second is his article: “Against Technology-mediated Personalized Learning: Resources from John William Miller and Henry Bugbee to Support Parental Resistance” in Ethics and Education, 15(1) 2020.

What’s Forthcoming

Two new books dealing closely with Miller are expected in 2024, both by former Miller fellows: Three American Hegels, by Dr. Ryan Johnson, is forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press; What We Owe to Nonhuman Animals: The Historical Pretensions of Reason and the Ideal of Felt Kinship, by Dr. Gary Steiner, is forthcoming from Routledge.

What’s New at Williams

The John William Miller Scholars Program continues to support public lectures and faculty seminars at Williams College. Recent talks have been given by Edward Harcourt of Oxford University, Kathryn Sophia Belle of the Pennsylvania State University, and, Williams alum, Santiago Sanchez Borboa completing his Ph.D. at the University of Arizona.

What’s New in the JWMS Advisory Board

The John William Miller Advisory Board recently welcomed long-time member, Katie Terezakis, as co-director. She joins Michael J. McGandy, who served as Chair from 2012-2019, to lead the JWMS into the third decade of the 21st century. Dr. Peter Fosl, Professor of Philosophy at Transylvanian University, joins the JWMS Advisory Board as of 2023.

What’s New Online

The spirit of John William Miller has taken to using Twitter/X and you can follow him at the handle @In_Re_Miller. The posts are mostly interesting quotes from Miller’s work, though tweets also concern news from the Fellowship Fund and updates on Miller scholarship.

Researchers and readers can now scan the finding guide to the Miller Papers online. (Click here to access the finding guide or go to the Web page of Archives and Special Collections at Williams College.) The find guide provides basic information on the contents of the archival collection including the titles of items, their date, and the basic subject matter addressed by each item. The online guide will be an invaluable aid to those planning their research or searching for an overlooked piece of writing.