A/Prof Kristie Lyn Miller

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy

Co-Director, The Centre for Time

The University of Sydney

Sydney, NSW,

Australia 2006

Email:  kristie_miller@yahoo.com

Email: kristie.miller@sydney.edu.au

Qualifications:  BA Hons 1999 (Tas) PhD 2005, University of  Queensland


2016- presentA/Prof, Dept of Philosophy, University of Sydney

2011-2016Senior ARC Research Fellow, University of Sydney

2009-2011Sydney Research Fellow, University of Sydney

2006-2009ARC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sydney


2017-2018: Time, Decision and Planning; Miller, K. Colyvan, M, Holcombe, A.O, Tymula, A, Hedden, B; Faculty Research Collaboration Scheme; $39 000.

2012-2015: New agendas for the study of time: Connecting the disciplines; Price H, Rickles D, Holcombe A.O., Miller K; Templeton World Charity Foundation/Research Support, ID15538 A$1,508,000.

2011-2016: A theory of theory choice; Braddon-Mitchell, D and Miller, K; Australian Research Council Discovery Project and ARC Fellowship DP110100486, A$575000

2015: International Research Collaboration Award; Miler, K and Beebee, H, A$16000

2013: International Research Collaboration Award; Miller, K and Callender, C; A$15000

2009-2013 Persistence through time and space; Miller, K. University of Sydney Fellowship A$360000

2009-2012: Fundamental Ways the World could be: Challenging Metaphysical Orthodoxy; Miller, K. Australian Research Council Discovery Grant DP0987186 A$100000

2006-2009: A Unitary Theory of the Individual; Miller, K; Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship DP0663936; A$270000


**All my papers can be downloaded from PhilPapers.


1.Miller, K. (2006) Issues in Theoretical Diversity: Persistence Composition and Time. Philosophical Studies series, Volume 106. Edited by Keith Lehrer, Springer Press

Edited Books

1.Ciuni, R, Miller, K and Torrengo, G. (2013) New Papers on the Present. Philosophia Verlag.

2.Miller, K. and Clarke, M. (2010) Dating and Philosophy: Navigating the Maze. Blackwell.

Articles in peer refereed journals

  1. 1. Miller, K and J Norton (forthcoming). “Grounding, it’s (probably) all in the head.” Philosophical Studies.

  1. 2. Miller, K. (forthcoming). “A Hyperintensional account of Metaphysical Equivalence” Philosophical Quarterly.

  1. 2.Cusbert, J and Miller, K (forthcoming). “The Unique Groundability of Temporal Facts” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.

  1. 3.Miller, K. (forthcoming). “A Taxonomy of Views about Time in Buddhist and Western Philosophy” Philosophy East and West.

  1. 3.Miller, K (forthcoming).  “Time Passages” Journal of Consciousness Studies.

4.Miller, K. (forthcoming). “Is some backwards time travel inexplicable?” American Philosophical Quarterly.

5.Baron, S. Cusbert, J. Farr, M, Kon, M, and Miller, K (2015) “Temporal Experience, Temporal Passage and the Cognitive Sciences” Philosophy Compass. 10 (8): 56—571.

6.Baron, S. Dougherty, T, and Miller, K. (2015) “Why is there female under-representation among philosophy majors? Evidence of a pre-university effect. Ergo, an Open Access Journal (2).

7.Baron, S and Dougherty, T and Miller, K. (2015). “Female under-representation among philosophy majors: A map of the hypotheses and a survey of the evidence" Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 1 (1):1-30.

8.Baron, S, Dougherty, T and K Miller (2015) Why do female students leave philosophy? The story from The University of Sydney. Hypatia. (30) (2): 467-474

9.Baron S. and Miller K. (2015). “Causation Sans Time”. American Philosophical Quarterly. 52(1): 27-40.

10. Baron, S and K Miller (2015) “What is temporal error theory?” Philosophical Studies. 172 (9): 2427-2444

11. Miller, K. (2014). “Defending substantivism about disputes in the metaphysics of composition”. The Journal of Philosophy. 111 (9/10): 529-556.

12. Duncan, M and K Miller (2014) “Modal persistence and modal travel” Ratio. 28 (3):241-255.

13. Baron, S and K Miller (2014) “Causation in a timeless world”. Synthese.Volume 191, Issue 12, pp 2867-2886 DOI 10.1007/s11229-014-0427-0.

14. Miller, K. (2014). Prospective and conditional apologies. Journal of Value Inquiry. 48 (3): 403-417.

15. Miller, K. (2013) “ Prudence and Person-Stages”  Inquiry, 48(3), 403-417

16. Colthart, R. Baron, S. Majeed, M and Miller, K. (2013). “What is a Negative Property?” Philosophy. 88(1): 33-54.

17. Miller, K. (2013) “Personal identity minus the persons’ Philosophical Studies. 166(1): 91-109.

18. Miller, K. (2013) “Properties in a Contingentist’s Domain” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 94(2): 225-245.

19. Miller, K. (2012) “Mathematical Contingentism” Erkenntnis. 77(3): 335-359.

20. Miller, K (2010) “Three routes to contingentism in metaphysics” Philosophy Compass 5(11): 965-977.

21. Miller, K. (2010). “On the concept of sexual perversion” Philosophical Quarterly 60 (241): 808-831.

22. Miller, K (2010). “Persons as Sui Generis Kinds: Advice to Exceptionists” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. 81(3): 567-594.

23. Miller, K. (2010) “The existential quantifier, composition and contingency” Erkenntnis 73(2): 211-235

24. Miller, K. (2009) “Ought a four-dimensionalist to believe in temporal parts?” Canadian Journal of Philosophy. 39(4): 619-647

25. Miller, K. (2009) “Defending Contingentism in Metaphysics” Dialectica 62(1):23-49.

26. Miller, K. (2009) “Stuff”. American Philosophical Quarterly. 46(1): 1-19.

27. Miller, K. (2009). “On contingently error theoretic concepts” American Philosophical Quarterly 47(2): 181-191

28. Miller, K. (2008) “Backwards causation, time and the open future” Metaphysica. 9(2): 173-191.

29. Miller, K. (2008) “Thing and Object’ Acta Analytica. 23:1 69-89.

30. Miller, K. (2008) “Endurantism, Diachronic Vagueness and the Problem of the Many” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (89): 242-53.

31. Miller, K (2008). “Essential Stuff”. Ratio 21(2) 55-63.

32. Miller, K, and Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2007). ‘There is no simpliciter simpliciter’ Philosophical Studies.  136(2): 249-278

33. Miller, K. (2007) ‘Immaterial Beings’ The Monist. 90(3): 349-71.

34. Miller, K. (2006).  ‘Time Travel and the Open Future’ Disputatio 19 (1): 197-206.

35. Miller, K. (2006). ‘Morality in a Branching Universe’ Disputatio 20(1): 305-325.

36. Braddon-Mitchell, D. and Miller, K. (2006). ‘Talking about a Universalist World.’ Philosophical Studies 130(3): 507-542.

37. Miller, K. (2006). ‘Non-mereological Universalism’ European Journal of Philosophy 14(3) 427-445.

38. Miller, K. (2006). ‘Travelling in Time: How to Wholly Exist in Two Places at the Same Time’ Canadian Journal of Philosophy. 36(3): 309-334.

39. Miller, K. (2006). ‘Sparse Parts’. Sorites 17(1): 30-47.

40. Miller, K (2006). 'Vagueness, Persistence and Indeterminate Identity' Erkentnnis 64(2): 223-236.

41. Miller, K and Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2006). ‘The physics of extended simples’ Analysis 66(3) 222-226.

42. Miller, K. (2005). ‘The Metaphysical Equivalence of Three and Four Dimensionalism’ Erkenntnis 62 (1) 91-117.

43. Miller, K. (2005) ‘Blocking the Path from Vagueness to Four Dimensionalism’ Ratio 18(3) 317-331.

44. Miller, K. (2005). ‘What is Metaphysical Equivalence?’ Philosophical Papers 34(1) 35-74.

45. Miller, K. (2005). ‘A New Definition of Endurance’ Theoria (4): 309-332

46. Miller, K. (2004). ‘The Twins Paradox and Temporal Passage’ Analysis 64(3) 203-206.

47. Braddon-Mitchell, D and Miller, K. (2004). The Loneliness of Stages Analysis 64(3) 235-42.

48. Miller, K. (2004) ‘Enduring Special Relativity’ Southern Journal of Philosophy 42(3): 349-370.

49. Braddon-Mitchell, D. and Miller, K. (2004) ‘How to be a Conventional Person’ The Monist 87(4): 457-474.

Scholarly Book Chapters

  1. 1.Miller, K. (2015) “Persisting Particulars and their Properties”. In Metaphysics and Scientific Realism: Essays in Honour of David Malet Armstrong. Edited by Francesco Calemi, EIDE – Foundations of Ontology, De Gruyter.

2.Miller, K. (2015) “What is this thing called metaphysics?” in What is this thing called philosophy? Edited by D. Pritchard. Routledge.

3.Baron, S. and K. Miller (2015). “Our Concept of Time” in Philosophy and Psychology of Time edited by  B. Mölder, V. Arstila, P. Ohrstrom. Springer. Pp 29-52

4.Braddon-Mitchell, D and K Miller (forthcoming). “On Time and the Varieties of Science”. In Time of Nature, the Nature of Time, in Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science. Edited by Christophe Bouton.

5.Miller, K. (forthcoming) “The actual world” Handbook of Mereology  edited by Hans Burkhardt, Johanna Seibt and Guido Imaguire. Philosophia Verlag.

  1. 6.Miller, K. (forthcoming) “Holes” Handbook of Mereology edited by Hans Burkhardt, Johanna Seibt and Guido Imaguire. Philosophia Verlag.

7.Braddon-Mitchell, D. and Miller, K. (2015) “On Metaphysical Analysis” in The Blackwell Companion to David Lewis edited by Jonathan Schaffer and Barry Loewer. Wiley Blackwell.

8.Miller, K. (2014) “Vague Persons” in Vague Objects and Vague Identity. edited by Kensuke Akiba  pp109-135. Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science series Springer.

9.Baron, S. and Miller, K (2013) “Characterising Eternalism” pp 31-67 in Ciuni, R, Miller, K and Torrengo, G. (ed) ) New Papers on the Present. Philosophia Verlag.

10. Miller, K (2013) “The growing block, presentism and eternalism” in A Companion to the Philosophy of Time pp 345-365. Edited by Heather Dyke and Adrian Bardon. Wiley-Blackwell.

11. Miller, K. (2010) “Minimalism and modality: The nature of mathematical objects.” New Waves in Metaphysics ed. A. Hazlett London: Palgrave McMillan

12. Miller, K. (2010) “I’m dating my sister, and other taboos” in Dating and Philosophy: Navigating the Maze.  ed K. Miller and M. Clarke. Blackwell.

13. Miller, K. (2009) “Changing the future: fate and the future” 133-146 in The terminator and philosophy, eds Richard Brown and Kevin Decker, The Blackwell Philosophy series, Wiley and Sons

14. Miller, K. (2008). ‘Ontology, ’Existence’ and The Role of Intuition.’ In Christian Kanzian (ed). Persistence. Ontos: Frankfurt, Paris, Ebikon, Lancaster, New Brunswick 103-118.

Encyclopaedia Articles

1.Miller K. (2012). “Time and Tense” Oxford Bibliographies Online. OUP. URL: http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780195396577/obo-9780195396577-0051.xml

Book Reviews

  1. 1.Miller, K. (2016). “The moving spotlight lights, and having lit, moves on”. Metascience. 10.1007/s11016-016-0065-x

2.Miller, K. (2013). “A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time” Notre Dame Philosophical Review. http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/44058-a-brief-history-of-the-philosophy-of-time/

3.Miller, K. (2013) “The World-Time Parallel” Philosophy in Review. 33(1): 70-73.

Magazine Articles

Miller, K. (2014). ‘Do clocks exist? The Rationalist 93: 16-18.

Miller, K. “On Free Choices and our Future Selves”, Psychology Today November, 2010 http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/date-socrates/201011/free-choices-and-our-future-selves

Miller, K. “What is the link between eugenics and euthanasia?” Psychology Today, December 2010, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/date-socrates/201012/what-s-the-link-between-eugenics-and-euthanasia

Miller, K. “A good death: on the curious status of the debate about euthanasia” Psychology Today, December 2010, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/date-socrates/201012/good-death-the-curious-status-arguments-in-the-debate-about-euthanasia

Miller, K. “On Free Choices and out Future Selves Part 2” Psychology Today, November 2010, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/date-socrates/201011/free-choice-and-our-future-selves-part-2

Miller, K “The Psychology of a Time Traveller I” Psychology Today, December 2010, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/date-socrates/201012/the-psychology-time-traveller-i

Miller, K. “How to tarnish a view” Psychology Today, December 2010, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/date-socrates/201012/how-tarnish-view

Miller, K “Chatting with your younger self” Psychology Today, April 2011, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/date-socrates/201104/chatting-your-younger-self

Miller, K. “The Totalitarian “I”. Psychology Today,  January 2011, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/date-socrates/201101/the-totalitarian-i

Miller, K. “Our ‘Personal” Nature”. Psychology Today, February 2012. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/date-socrates/201202/our-personal-nature

Miller, K. “Being obnoxious: Apologies in advance”, Psychology Today, March 2012, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/date-socrates/201203/being-obnoxious-apologies-in-advance

Miller, K. “For Art’s Sake: The Ethics of the Tattooed Pig”. Psychology Today, March 2012, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/date-socrates/201203/art-s-sake-the-ethics-the-tattooed-pig

Miller, K. “The right, the wrong, and the disgusting” Psychology Today,  March 2012, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/date-socrates/201203/the-right-the-wrong-and-the-disgusting

Miller, K. “Time and Change” Psychology Today, April 2012, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/date-socrates/201204/time-and-change

Miller, K. “Foods, fads and fish: Eating Nemo” Psychology Today, April 2012, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/date-socrates/201204/food-fads-and-fish-eating-nemo

Miller, K. “No time to plan” Psychology Today, April 2012, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/date-socrates/201204/no-time-plan

Miller, K. “Killing grandpa: how to make decisions in the past”. Psychology Today, February 2012, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/date-socrates/201202/killing-grandpa-how-make-decisions-in-the-past

Miller, K. “Ethics in the Corporate World” Psychology Today, December 2010, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/date-socrates/201012/ethics-in-the-corporate-world

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor Kristie Miller

Department of Philosophy


The Centre for Time

The University of Sydney

Sydney, NSW,

Australia 2006

Email:  kristie_miller@yahoo.com

Email: kristie.miller@sydney.edu.au

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