Associate Professor Kristie Miller

BA (Hons) UTAS PhD UQ
Senior ARC Research Fellow

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

In January of 2006 Dr Miller took up an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Queensland. In July of 2006 Kristie and the grant moved to the University of Sydney and in January of 2009 she was awarded a University of Sydney DVC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Dr Miller is currently joint Director of the Centre for Time.

Dr Miller's research interests lie primarily in metaphysics, though she has been known to dabble in related areas. In particular she's interested in mereology, space-time, composition and persistence. She mostly tends to think about chunks of matter and randomly arranged configurations of particulars.

Research interests

Metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of time.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2015

  • Agency and Causation; Beebee H, Miller K; DVC Research/International Research Collaboration Award (IRCA).

2013

  • ON THE NATURE AND EXPERIENCE OF TIME; Callender C, Miller K; DVC Research/International Research Collaboration Award (IRCA).

2012

  • New agendas for the study of time: Connecting the disciplines; Price H, Rickles D, Holcombe A, Miller K; Templeton World Charity Foundation/Research Support.

2011

  • Forced choice: non-trivial theoretical difference without difference in content in metaphysics and ethics; Braddon-Mitchell D, Miller K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2009

  • Fundamental ways the world could be: challenging metaphysical orthodoxy; Miller K; DVC Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.
  • Fundamental Ways the World Could Be: Challenging Metaphysical Orthodoxy; Miller K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2006

  • A unified theory of the individual - a central problem in analytical philosophy; Miller K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Miller, K. (2006). Issues in Theoretical Diversity: Persistence, Composition, and Time. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Edited Books

  • Ciuni, R., Miller, K., Torrengo, G. (2013). New Papers on the Present: Focus on Presentism. Munich: Philosophia Verlag.
  • Miller, K., Clark, M. (2010). Dating - Philosophy for Everyone: Flirting with Big Ideas. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2014). On Metaphysical Analysis. In J. Schaffer & B. Loewer (Eds.), The Blackwell Companion to David Lewis. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Baron, S., Miller, K. (2014). Our Concept of Time. In B Molder, V Arstila, and P Ohrstrom (Eds.), Philosophy and Psychology of Time. tbc: Springer.
  • Miller, K. (2014). Vague Persons. In K. Akiba (Eds.), Vague Objects and Vague Identity. New York: Springer.
  • Baron, S., Miller, K. (2013). Characterizing Eternalism. In R. Ciuni, K. Miller, and G. Torrengo (Eds.), New Papers on the Present: Focus on Presentism, (pp. 31-65). Munich: Philosophia Verlag.
  • Miller, K. (2013). Presentism, Eternalism, and the Growing Block. In Heather Dyke, Adrian Bardon (Eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Time, (pp. 345-364). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Miller, K., Clark, M. (2010). Flirting With Big Ideas: An Introduction to Dating - Philosophy for Everyone. In Kristie Miller and Marlene Clark (Eds.), Dating - Philosophy for Everyone: Flirting with Big Ideas, (pp. 1-10). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Miller, K. (2010). I'm Dating My Sister, and Other Taboos. In Kristie Miller and Marlene Clark (Eds.), Dating - Philosophy for Everyone: Flirting with Big Ideas, (pp. 76-89). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Miller, K. (2010). The Nature of Mathematical Objects: Minimalism and Modality. In Allan Hazlett (Eds.), New Waves in Metaphysics, (pp. 199-218). United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Miller, K. (2009). Changing the Future: Fate and the Terminator. In Brown R., Decker K. (Eds.), Terminator and Philosophy: Ill Be Back, Therefore I Am, (pp. 133-145). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Miller, K. (2008). Ontology, 'Existence' and The Role of Intuition. In Christian Kanzian (Eds.), Persistence, (pp. 103-164). Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag.

Journals

  • Baron, S., Miller, K. (2014). Causation in a timeless world. Synthese: an international journal for epistemology, methodology and philosophy of science, 119(12), 2867-2886. [More Information]
  • Baron, S., Miller, K. (2014). Causation sans Time (in press). American Philosophical Quarterly.
  • Miller, K. (2014). Conditional and Prospective Apologies. Journal of Value Inquiry, 48, 403-417. [More Information]
  • Baron, S., Miller, K., Norton, J. (2014). Groundless Truth. Inquiry: an interdisciplinary journal of philosophy, 57(2), 175-195. [More Information]
  • Miller, K., Duncan, M. (2014). Modal Persistence and Modal Travel (forthcoming). Ratio. [More Information]
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2014). On Time and the Varieties of Science (forthcoming). Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science: Boston colloquium for the philosophy of science.
  • Miller, K. (2014). Prudence and Person-Stages. Inquiry: an interdisciplinary journal of philosophy. [More Information]
  • Kon, M., Miller, K. (2014). Temporal Experience: Models, Methodology and Empirical Evidence. Topoi: Time and Time Experience. [More Information]
  • Miller, K. (2013). "Personal identity" minus the persons. Philosophical Studies, 166(S1), S91-S109. [More Information]
  • Miller, K. (2013). Properties in a contingentist's domain. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 94(2), 225-245. [More Information]
  • Miller, K. (2013). The World-Time Parallel. Philosophy in Review, 33(1), 70-73.
  • Miller, K. (2013). Times, Worlds and Locations. Thought, 2, 221-227. [More Information]
  • Baron, S., Copley-Coltheart, R., Majeed, R., Miller, K. (2013). What is a Negative Property? Philosophy, 88(1), 33-54. [More Information]
  • Miller, K. (2012). Mathematical Contingentism. Erkenntnis: An International Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 77(3), 335-359. [More Information]
  • Baron, S., Evans, P., Miller, K. (2010). From Timeless Physical Theory to Timelessness. Humana.Mente - Journal of Philosophical Studies, 13, 35-60.
  • Miller, K. (2010). On contingently error-theoretic concepts. American Philosophical Quarterly, 47(2), 181-190.
  • Miller, K. (2010). Persons as Sui Generis Ontological Kinds: Advice to Exceptionists. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, , 1-27. [More Information]
  • Miller, K. (2010). The Existential Quantifier, Composition and Contingency. Erkenntnis: An International Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 73(2), 211-235. [More Information]
  • Miller, K. (2010). Three Routes to Contingentism in Metaphysics. Philosophy Compass, 5(11), 965-977. [More Information]
  • Miller, K. (2009). Deciphering Personal-identity Conventionalism. Rivista di Estetica, 41(2), 59-83.
  • Miller, K. (2009). Defending Contingentism in Metaphysics. Dialectica: the official journal of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy, 63(1), 23-49.
  • Miller, K. (2009). On the concept of sexual perversion. The Philosophical Quarterly, 60(241), 808-830. [More Information]
  • Miller, K. (2009). Ought a four-dimensionalist to believe in temporal parts? Canadian Journal Of Philosophy, 39(4), 619-646.
  • Miller, K. (2009). Stuff. American Philosophical Quarterly, 46(1), 1-18.
  • Miller, K. (2008). Backwards Causation, Time, and the Open Future. Metaphysica, 9(2), 173-191.
  • Miller, K. (2008). Endurantism, diachronic vagueness and the problem of the many. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 89(2), 242-253.
  • Miller, K. (2008). Essential stuff. Ratio: an international journal of analytic philosophy, 21(1), 55-63.
  • Miller, K. (2008). Thing and Object. Acta Analytica, 23(1), 69-89.
  • Miller, K. (2007). Immaterial beings. Monist, 90(3), 349-371.
  • Miller, K., Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2007). There is no simpliciter simpliciter. Philosophical Studies, 136, 249-278. [More Information]
  • Miller, K. (2006). Morality in a Branching Universe. Disputatio: revista semestral de filosofia analítica, 1(20), 315-335.
  • Miller, K. (2006). Non-Mereological Universalism. European Journal of Philosophy, 14(3), 404-422.
  • Miller, K. (2006). Sparse Parts. Sorites: digital journal of analytical philosophy, 17(1), 31-48.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2006). Talking about a Universalist World. Philosophical Studies, 130(3), 499-534. [More Information]
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2006). The physics of extended simples. Analysis, 66(291), 222-226.
  • 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.
  • Miller, K. (2006). Vagueness, Persistence and Indeterminate Identity. Erkenntnis: An International Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 64(2), 223-230. [More Information]
  • Miller, K. (2005). A New Definition of Endurance. Theoria: a Swedish journal of philosophy, 71(4), 309-332.
  • Miller, K. (2005). Blocking the Path from Vagueness to Four Dimensionalism. Ratio: an international journal of analytic philosophy, 18(3), 317-331.
  • Miller, K. (2005). The Metaphysical Equivalence of Three and Four Dimensionalism. Erkenntnis: An International Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 62(1), 91-117.
  • Miller, K. (2005). Time Travel and the Open Future. Disputatio: revista semestral de filosofia analítica, 1(19), 223-232.
  • Miller, K. (2005). What is Metaphysical Equivalence? Philosophical Papers, 34(1), 35-74.
  • Miller, K. (2004). Enduring Special Relativity. The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 42(3), 349-370.
  • Miller, K. (2004). The Twins' Paradox and Temporal Passage. Analysis, 64(3), 203-206.

Reference Works

  • Miller, K. (2012). Time and Tense. Oxford Bibliographies Online. Online: Oxford University Press.

2014

  • Baron, S., Miller, K. (2014). Causation in a timeless world. Synthese: an international journal for epistemology, methodology and philosophy of science, 119(12), 2867-2886. [More Information]
  • Baron, S., Miller, K. (2014). Causation sans Time (in press). American Philosophical Quarterly.
  • Miller, K. (2014). Conditional and Prospective Apologies. Journal of Value Inquiry, 48, 403-417. [More Information]
  • Baron, S., Miller, K., Norton, J. (2014). Groundless Truth. Inquiry: an interdisciplinary journal of philosophy, 57(2), 175-195. [More Information]
  • Miller, K., Duncan, M. (2014). Modal Persistence and Modal Travel (forthcoming). Ratio. [More Information]
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2014). On Metaphysical Analysis. In J. Schaffer & B. Loewer (Eds.), The Blackwell Companion to David Lewis. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2014). On Time and the Varieties of Science (forthcoming). Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science: Boston colloquium for the philosophy of science.
  • Baron, S., Miller, K. (2014). Our Concept of Time. In B Molder, V Arstila, and P Ohrstrom (Eds.), Philosophy and Psychology of Time. tbc: Springer.
  • Miller, K. (2014). Prudence and Person-Stages. Inquiry: an interdisciplinary journal of philosophy. [More Information]
  • Kon, M., Miller, K. (2014). Temporal Experience: Models, Methodology and Empirical Evidence. Topoi: Time and Time Experience. [More Information]
  • Miller, K. (2014). Vague Persons. In K. Akiba (Eds.), Vague Objects and Vague Identity. New York: Springer.

2013

  • Miller, K. (2013). "Personal identity" minus the persons. Philosophical Studies, 166(S1), S91-S109. [More Information]
  • Baron, S., Miller, K. (2013). Characterizing Eternalism. In R. Ciuni, K. Miller, and G. Torrengo (Eds.), New Papers on the Present: Focus on Presentism, (pp. 31-65). Munich: Philosophia Verlag.
  • Ciuni, R., Miller, K., Torrengo, G. (2013). New Papers on the Present: Focus on Presentism. Munich: Philosophia Verlag.
  • Miller, K. (2013). Presentism, Eternalism, and the Growing Block. In Heather Dyke, Adrian Bardon (Eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Time, (pp. 345-364). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Miller, K. (2013). Properties in a contingentist's domain. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 94(2), 225-245. [More Information]
  • Miller, K. (2013). The World-Time Parallel. Philosophy in Review, 33(1), 70-73.
  • Miller, K. (2013). Times, Worlds and Locations. Thought, 2, 221-227. [More Information]
  • Baron, S., Copley-Coltheart, R., Majeed, R., Miller, K. (2013). What is a Negative Property? Philosophy, 88(1), 33-54. [More Information]

2012

  • Miller, K. (2012). Mathematical Contingentism. Erkenntnis: An International Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 77(3), 335-359. [More Information]
  • Miller, K. (2012). Time and Tense. Oxford Bibliographies Online. Online: Oxford University Press.

2010

  • Miller, K., Clark, M. (2010). Dating - Philosophy for Everyone: Flirting with Big Ideas. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Miller, K., Clark, M. (2010). Flirting With Big Ideas: An Introduction to Dating - Philosophy for Everyone. In Kristie Miller and Marlene Clark (Eds.), Dating - Philosophy for Everyone: Flirting with Big Ideas, (pp. 1-10). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Baron, S., Evans, P., Miller, K. (2010). From Timeless Physical Theory to Timelessness. Humana.Mente - Journal of Philosophical Studies, 13, 35-60.
  • Miller, K. (2010). I'm Dating My Sister, and Other Taboos. In Kristie Miller and Marlene Clark (Eds.), Dating - Philosophy for Everyone: Flirting with Big Ideas, (pp. 76-89). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Miller, K. (2010). On contingently error-theoretic concepts. American Philosophical Quarterly, 47(2), 181-190.
  • Miller, K. (2010). Persons as Sui Generis Ontological Kinds: Advice to Exceptionists. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, , 1-27. [More Information]
  • Miller, K. (2010). The Existential Quantifier, Composition and Contingency. Erkenntnis: An International Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 73(2), 211-235. [More Information]
  • Miller, K. (2010). The Nature of Mathematical Objects: Minimalism and Modality. In Allan Hazlett (Eds.), New Waves in Metaphysics, (pp. 199-218). United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Miller, K. (2010). Three Routes to Contingentism in Metaphysics. Philosophy Compass, 5(11), 965-977. [More Information]

2009

  • Miller, K. (2009). Changing the Future: Fate and the Terminator. In Brown R., Decker K. (Eds.), Terminator and Philosophy: Ill Be Back, Therefore I Am, (pp. 133-145). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Miller, K. (2009). Deciphering Personal-identity Conventionalism. Rivista di Estetica, 41(2), 59-83.
  • Miller, K. (2009). Defending Contingentism in Metaphysics. Dialectica: the official journal of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy, 63(1), 23-49.
  • Miller, K. (2009). On the concept of sexual perversion. The Philosophical Quarterly, 60(241), 808-830. [More Information]
  • Miller, K. (2009). Ought a four-dimensionalist to believe in temporal parts? Canadian Journal Of Philosophy, 39(4), 619-646.
  • Miller, K. (2009). Stuff. American Philosophical Quarterly, 46(1), 1-18.

2008

  • Miller, K. (2008). Backwards Causation, Time, and the Open Future. Metaphysica, 9(2), 173-191.
  • Miller, K. (2008). Endurantism, diachronic vagueness and the problem of the many. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 89(2), 242-253.
  • Miller, K. (2008). Essential stuff. Ratio: an international journal of analytic philosophy, 21(1), 55-63.
  • Miller, K. (2008). Ontology, 'Existence' and The Role of Intuition. In Christian Kanzian (Eds.), Persistence, (pp. 103-164). Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag.
  • Miller, K. (2008). Thing and Object. Acta Analytica, 23(1), 69-89.

2007

  • Miller, K. (2007). Immaterial beings. Monist, 90(3), 349-371.
  • Miller, K., Braddon-Mitchell, D. (2007). There is no simpliciter simpliciter. Philosophical Studies, 136, 249-278. [More Information]

2006

  • Miller, K. (2006). Issues in Theoretical Diversity: Persistence, Composition, and Time. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.
  • Miller, K. (2006). Morality in a Branching Universe. Disputatio: revista semestral de filosofia analítica, 1(20), 315-335.
  • Miller, K. (2006). Non-Mereological Universalism. European Journal of Philosophy, 14(3), 404-422.
  • Miller, K. (2006). Sparse Parts. Sorites: digital journal of analytical philosophy, 17(1), 31-48.
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2006). Talking about a Universalist World. Philosophical Studies, 130(3), 499-534. [More Information]
  • Braddon-Mitchell, D., Miller, K. (2006). The physics of extended simples. Analysis, 66(291), 222-226.
  • 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.
  • Miller, K. (2006). Vagueness, Persistence and Indeterminate Identity. Erkenntnis: An International Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 64(2), 223-230. [More Information]

2005

  • Miller, K. (2005). A New Definition of Endurance. Theoria: a Swedish journal of philosophy, 71(4), 309-332.
  • Miller, K. (2005). Blocking the Path from Vagueness to Four Dimensionalism. Ratio: an international journal of analytic philosophy, 18(3), 317-331.
  • Miller, K. (2005). The Metaphysical Equivalence of Three and Four Dimensionalism. Erkenntnis: An International Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 62(1), 91-117.
  • Miller, K. (2005). Time Travel and the Open Future. Disputatio: revista semestral de filosofia analítica, 1(19), 223-232.
  • Miller, K. (2005). What is Metaphysical Equivalence? Philosophical Papers, 34(1), 35-74.

2004

  • Miller, K. (2004). Enduring Special Relativity. The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 42(3), 349-370.
  • Miller, K. (2004). The Twins' Paradox and Temporal Passage. Analysis, 64(3), 203-206.

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