David Marshall Miller

Assistant Professor [PH RS]
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. See my CV for more details.

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).

“Seeing and Believing: Galileo, Aristotelians, and the Mountains on the Moon.” The Starry Messenger, ed. Daniel De Simone and John W. Hessler (Library of Congress/Levenger, 2013).

“Friedman, Galileo, and Reciprocal Iteration.” Philosophy of Science 78 (2011), 1293–1305.

“Qualities, Properties, and Laws in Newton’s Induction.” Philosophy of Science 76 (2009), 1052–1063.

“The Thirty Years War and the Galileo Affair.” History of Science 46 (2008), 49–74.

Professional Activity
Steering Committee, International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS)
Editorial Advisory Board, Frontiers in History of Science book series, Birkhauser-Springer