Greetings! My name is Christian B. Miller and I am the A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University. My research is primarily in contemporary ethics and philosophy of religion. I am on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.
For examples of some of my work, please see recent articles in Forbes (where I am a science contributor), The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News, Slate, Prospect Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Michael Hyatt Magazine, The Conversation, Newsweek, Aeon, Greater Good Magazine, Nautilus Magazine, Fathom Magazine, Institute of Art and Ideas, Character.org, ABC Religion & Ethics, and Christianity Today
Recent interviews include What’s It Like to be a Philosopher, Five Books, The Reading Lists, 3:AM Magazine, Merion West, Engaged Philosophy, Carolina Journal Radio, Wake Forest Magazine, Psychology Today, and Fathom Magazine, and podcasts include The Psychology Podcast, NPR North Carolina, NPR Texas, NPR Public Morality 2018, NPR Public Morality 2020, The Classical Ideas Podcast, The Academic Minute, Pittsburgh’s The Ride Home, New Books in Psychology, New Books in Philosophy, Shrink Rap Radio, Slate’s The Gist, HER Radio MD, The Veritas Forum, Political Theory Review, ABC’s The Minefield, KOA Colorado, Psych Central, The Panpsycast, Philosophy Bakes Bread, Character Speaks, Virtue in the Wasteland, The Art of Manliness, Political Philosophy Podcast, BYU Radio, Philosophy Bites, The Bends Toward Justice Podcast, Contemplify, The Moral Science Podcast, The Good Life Podcast, The London Lyceum, Thales’ Well, The Investor’s Podcast Network: The Good Life Podcast, Read Learn Live Podcast, Give & Take Podcast, Free Thoughts Podcast, Stoa, Tactical Faith Podcast, Micro-Digressions: A Philosophy Podcast, Conversations on Character, The Lisa Show, and Chivalry Today.
Much of my current research is at the intersection of philosophy and psychology. I am currently directing The Honesty Project, thanks to a $4.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation. We are studying both the philosophy of honesty and the science of honesty. Prior to that, a $3.9 million grant from the Templeton Religion Trust supported The Beacon Project, where I was the philosophy director. This project examined morally exceptional people from the perspectives of philosophy, theology, and psychology. I also directed a five year, $5.6 million project on the existence and nature of character called The Character Project, with funding from the John Templeton Foundation and the Templeton World Charity Foundation. Please see our additional websites on Academic Resources for the Study of Character and Popular Resources on Character.
My next academic book, Honesty: The Philosophy and Psychology of a Neglected Virtue, is forthcoming with Oxford in the summer of 2021. Moral Psychology has just appeared in 2021 with Cambridge University Press as part of their Elements series. I have published two other academic books with Oxford – Moral Character: An Empirical Theory (2013), and Character and Moral Psychology (2014). The edited volume from the Character Project can be found here: Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology. I have edited four other volumes, Essays in Philosophy of Religion, The Bloomsbury Companion to Ethics, Moral Psychology, Volume V: Virtue and Character (with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong), and Integrity, Honesty, and Truth Seeking (with Ryan West).
I am very honored to have been awarded the A. C. Reid Chair in Philosophy, the 2014 Kulynych Family Omicron Delta Kappa Award for Student Engagement, the 2009 Wake Forest University Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence in Teaching, and the 2009 Wake Forest University Award for Excellence in Research. More details are available here.