David Marshall Miller


Dept:Philosophy & Religious Studies
Office:415 Catt
2224 Osborn Dr.
Ames IA


I am a scholar of the history and philosophy of science, especially the Scientific Revolution. I earned my PhD in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh in 2006, and I arrived at Iowa State in 2013, having taught previously at Yale, Duke, and Emory universities.

Research Areas

History and Philosophy of Science; Early Modern Philosophy


PhD University of Pittsburgh (2006)
BA Yale University (1999)

Courses Taught

Introduction to Philosophy
History and Philosophy of the Scientific Revolution
Philosophy of Physics
Introduction to the History of Science I
Introduction to the History of Science II

Selected Publications

Representing Space in the Scientific Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Regressus and Empiricism in the Controversy about Galileo’s Lunar Observations.” Perspectives on Science (2018).

“The Parallelogram Rule from Pseudo-Aristotle to Newton.” Archive for History of Exact Sciences 71 (2017), 157–191.

Professional Activity

Steering Committee, International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS)
Associate Editor, Frontiers in the History of Science book series, Birkhauser-Springer