Brock University

Professor Murray Miles

BA Toronto; Dr Phil Freiburg, Germany
Professor of Philosophy, Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario L2S3A1

Office: MC D350C
Office hours: By Appointment

Telephone: Office: (905) 688-5550 ext. 6080

Facsimile (905) 688-0625

E-mail: Murray.Miles@BrockU.CA


Area of specialization:  History of philosophy, in particular the early modern period (Descartes to Kant), and twentieth-century Continental philosophy (Husserl and Heidegger).

Book publicationsInroads. Paths in Ancient and Modern Western Philosophy (University of Toronto Press, 2003, xxiv + 666pp.), Insight and Inference. Descartes's Founding Principle and Modern Philosophy (University of Toronto Press, 1999, xx + 564pp.), Leibniz Lexicon (co-editor, Georg Olms Verlag, 1988, vii + 419), Logik und Metaphysik bei Kant (Vittorio Klostermann Verlag, 1978,307pp.) Click here for images.

Some More Recent Papers: "Plato on Suicide (Phaedo 60c-63c)." Phoenix. Vol. 55, 3-4 (2001), pp. 244-258. "Ueberlegungen zum Metaphysik-Begriff Kants." Perspektiven der Philosophie. Neues Jahrbuch. Band 30, (2004), pp. 37-62. "Kant's Copernican Revolution: Toward Rehabilitation of a Concept and Provision of a Framework for the Interpretation of the Critique of Pure Reason." Kant-Studien. Vol. 97, Issue 1 (2006), pp. 1-32. "Descartes's Method." In: Janet Broughton and John Carriero, eds. Companion to Descartes. Blackwell Publishing (2007). "Analytic Method, the Cogito, and Descartes's Argument for the Innateness of the Idea of God." Epoché. Vol. 14, No. 2 (Spring 2010), pp. 289-320. « Connaissance de Dieu et conscience de soi chez Descartes ». Dialogue: Revue canadienne de philosophie, 49 (2010), pp. 1-24. Entries "Existence," "Essence," "Deduction," and "Common Notions" in The Cambridge Descartes Lexicon (Cambridge University Press, 2015), "Kant's 'Five Ways': Transcendental Idealism in Context." Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review. Vol. 18, n. 3 (2018): 137-161. "The Three Faces of the Cogito: Descartes (and Aristotle) on the Knowledge of First Principles." Roczniki Folozoficne (Philosophical Annals), Vol. 68, No. 2 (2020).

Current research focus:  a book on the second great turning point in modern philosophy, Kant's Critique of Pure Reason.

Teaching:  Introductory philosophy (using Inroads), the rationalists, Kant, and various offerings in epistemology, metaphysics, and phenomenology on themes related to the research programme described above.




Curriculum vitae (updated August 2012)

Curriculum vitae (updated August 2012)


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