Books

3. The Character Gap: How Good Are We? New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017. OUP page is here.



2. Character and Moral Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 288 pages. Amazon page is here.

Moral Character

1. Moral Character: An Empirical Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 368 pages. Amazon page is here.

Edited Volumes

5. Integrity, Honesty, and Truth-Seeking. Ed. Christian B. Miller and Ryan West. New York: Oxford University Press (in progress).

4. Moral Psychology, Volume V: Virtue and Character . Ed. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Christian B. Miller. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2017. Available here.

3. Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology. Ed. Christian Miller, R. Michael Furr, Angela Knobel, and William Fleeson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. Available here.

2. The Continuum Companion to Ethics. Ed. Christian Miller. London: Continuum Press, 2011. 355 Pages. Amazon page is here. Paperback Edition: The Bloomsbury Companion to Ethics, 2014. Available here.

1. Phillip Quinn. Essays in the Philosophy of Religion. Ed. Christian Miller. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. 328 pages. Available here.


Edited Journal Special Issues

3. Symposium on New Work on Character. Studies in Christian Ethics, forthcoming 2017..
2. Symposium on New Work on Character. Journal of Moral Philosophy, forthcoming 2017.
1. Symposium on Agency. Ethics 118 (2008): 385-463.

Papers (including invited papers, introductions, handbook chapters, and encyclopedia entries)

Papers on Character

81. “Introduction to Integrity, Honesty, and Truth-Seeking,” (with Ryan West), in Integrity, Honesty, and Truth-Seeking. Ed. Christian B. Miller and Ryan West. New York: Oxford University Press (in progress).
80. TBD, Metaphilosophy special issue on Connecting Virtues (in progress).
79. “Virtue and Positive Psychology: Some Concerns about the VIA Classification of Character Traits,” Journal of Positive Psychology (pending final review).
78. “Virtue Epistemology and Developmental Psychology,” (with Alan Wilson), in Routledge Handbook of Virtue Epistemology, Ed. Heather Battaly. Routledge (submitted).
77. “New Directions on Character and Situationism,” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. Special Issue on New Directions in Character and Virtue, forthcoming 2017.
76. “Wong on Three Confucian Metaphors for Ethical Development,” Dao, forthcoming 2017.
75. “Introduction to Symposium on New Work on the Theology of Character,” (with Angela Knobel) Studies in Christian Ethics, forthcoming 2017.
74. “Introduction to Symposium on New Work on Character,” Journal of Moral Philosophy, forthcoming 2017.
73. “How Contemporary Psychology Supports Central Elements of Simḥah Zissel’s Picture of Character,” Journal of Jewish Ethics, forthcoming 2017.
72. “Situationism,” The Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, forthcoming 2017.
71. “Virtue as a Trait,” Oxford Handbook of Virtue. Ed. Nancy Snow. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017.
70. “Introduction,” (with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong), Moral Psychology, Volume V: Virtue and Character. Ed. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Christian B. Miller. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2017, 1-9.
69. “Honesty,” in Moral Psychology, Volume V: Virtue and Character. Ed. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Christian B. Miller. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2017, 237-273.
68. “Honesty Revisited: More Conceptual and Empirical Reflections,” in Moral Psychology, Volume V: Virtue and Character. Ed. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Christian B. Miller. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2017, 295-307.
67. “The Psychology of Virtue,” Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management. Ed. Alejo Sison. Springer, 2017, 491-500.
66. “Categorizing Character: Moving Beyond the Aristotelian Framework,” in Varieties of Virtue Ethics. Ed. David Carr. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 143-162.
65. “On Kristjánsson on Aristotelian Character Education.” Journal of Moral Education 45 (2016): 490-501.
64. “A New Approach to Character Traits in Light of Psychology,” Questions of Character. Ed. Iskra Fileva. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, 249-267.
63. “The Moral Animal: Virtue, Vice, and Human Nature,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Exchange with Heather Berlin and Michael Shermer (2016): 39-56.
62. “Virtue Cultivation in Light of Situationism,” in Developing the Virtues: Integrating Perspectives. Ed. Julia Annas, Darcia Narvaez, and Nancy Snow. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, 157-183.
61. “Empirical Approaches to Moral Character.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2016, http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/moral-character-empirical/.
60. “Should Christians be Worried about Situationist Claims in Psychology and Philosophy?Faith and Philosophy, 33 (2016): 48-73.
59. “Does the CAPS Model Improve Our Understanding of Personality and Character?” in From Personality to Virtue. Ed. Jonathan Webber and Alberto Masala. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, 155-185.
58. “The Mixed Trait Model of Character Traits and the Moral Domains of Resource Distribution and Theft,” in Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology. Ed. Christian Miller, R. Michael Furr, Angela Knobel, and William Fleeson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, 164-191.
57. “Some Foundational Questions about Character” (with Angela Knobel), in Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology. Ed. Christian Miller, R. Michael Furr, Angela Knobel, and William Fleeson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, 19-40.
56. “Introduction” (with R. Michael Furr, Angela Knobel, and William Fleeson), in Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology. Ed. Christian Miller, R. Michael Furr, Angela Knobel, and William Fleeson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, 1-16.
55. “Are Most of Us Honest People? Or Dishonest?  Or Neither?” [Translated in Polish] in W poszukiwaniu moralnego charakteru. Ed. Artur Szutta and Natasza Szutta. Lublin: Academicon Publishing House, 2015, 103-145.
54. “Empathy as the Only Hope for the Virtue of Compassion and as Support for a Limited Unity of the Virtues,” Philosophy, Theology, and the Sciences. Special Issue on Empathy, Compassion, and Love (2015): 89-113.
53. “Russell on Acquiring Virtue,” Current Controversies in Virtue Theory. Ed. Mark Alfano. New York: Routledge, 2015, 106-117.
52. “Lack of Virtue and Vice: Studies of Aggression and Their Implications for the Empirical Adequacy of Character,” Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics. Volume 4. Ed. Mark Timmons. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, 80-112.
51. “The Real Challenge to Virtue Ethics from Psychology,” The Philosophy and Psychology of Virtue. Ed. Nancy Snow and Franco Trivigno. New York: Routledge, 2014, 15-34.
50. “Moral Virtues, Epistemic Virtues, and the Big Five,” Naturalizing Epistemic Virtue. Ed. Owen Flanagan and Abrol Fairweather. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014, 92-117.
49. “The Problem of Character,” The Handbook of Virtue Ethics. Ed. Stan van Hooft. Durham: Acumen Press 2014, 418-429.
48. “Honesty, Cheating, and Character in College,” The Journal of College and Character. Special Issue on Moral Character (2013): 213-222.
47. “Integrity,” The Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2013, 1-11.
46. “Do People have the Virtues or Vices? Some Results from Psychology,” Ethics and the Challenge of Secularism: Russian and Western Perspectives. Ed. David Bradshaw. Washington D.C.: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2013, 63-88. Reprinted in Russian translation in Eticheskaya Mysl (Ethical Thought). Ed. Abdusalam Guseynov. Moscow: Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Issue 13, 2013, 212-245.
45. “The Challenge to Virtue, Character, and Forgiveness from Psychology and Philosophy,” Symposium on Forgiveness, Philosophia Christi, 14 (2012) 125-143.
44. “Guilt, Embarrassment, and Global Character Traits Associated with Helping,” New Waves in Ethics. Ed. Thom Brooks. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 150-187. This is an expanded version of “Guilt and Helping.”
43. “Character Traits, Social Psychology, and Impediments to Helping Behavior,” Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 5 (2010): 1-36.
42. “Guilt and Helping,” Advances in Psychology Research. Ed. Alexandra Columbis. Volume 68. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2010, 117-138. Reprinted in International Journal of Ethics 6:2/3 (2010): 231-252. Reprinted in Perspectives on Ethics. Ed. Jeremy Duncan. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2011.
41. “Social Psychology, Mood, and Helping: Mixed Results for Virtue Ethics,” The Journal of Ethics. Special Issue on Situationism 13 (2009): 145-173.
40. “Empathy, Social Psychology, and Global Helping Traits,” Philosophical Studies 142 (2009): 247-275. Reviewed in Philosopher's Digest, http://www.philosophersdigest.com/.
39. “Social Psychology and Virtue Ethics,” The Journal of Ethics 7 (2003): 365-392.

Papers on Moral Psychology and Philosophy of Action

38. “Rationalism and Intuitionism,” Routledge Handbook on Moral Epistemology. Ed. Mark Timmons, Karen Jones, and Aaron Zimmerman. Routledge, forthcoming 2017.
37. “Situationism and Free Will,” The Routledge Companion to Free Will. Ed. Kevin Timpe, Meghan Griffith, and Neil Levy. New York: Routledge, 2017, 407-422.
36. “Naturalism and Moral Psychology,” Blackwell Companion to Naturalism. Ed. Kelly Clark. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2016, 416-434.
35. “Assessing Two Competing Approaches to the Psychology of Moral Judgments,” Philosophical Explorations 19 (2016): 28-47.
34. “Distributive Justice and Empirical Moral Psychology,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2015, http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/justice-moral-psych/.
33. “A Satisfactory Definition of Posttraumatic Growth Still Remains Elusive,” Target Article Commentary, European Journal of Personality (2014): 344-346.
32. “Furlong and Santos on Desire and Choice,” Moral Psychology: Free Will and Moral Responsibility. Volume 4. Ed. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2014, 367-374.
31. “Identifying with our Desires,” Theoria 79 (2013): 127-154.
30. “Defining Empathy: Thoughts on Coplan’s Approach,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy Spindel Volume 49 (2011): 66-72.
29. “Gert on Subjective Practical Rationality,” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 11 (2008): 551-561.
28. “Introduction to Agency Symposium,” Ethics 118 (2008): 385-387.
27. “Motivational Internalism,” Philosophical Studies 139 (2008): 233-255.
26. “Motivation in Agents,” Nous 42 (2008): 222-266.
25. “The Structure of Instrumental Practical Reasoning,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 75 (2007): 1-41.
24. “The Policy-Based Approach to Identification,” Philosophical Psychology 20 (2007): 105-125.

Papers on Meta-Ethics

23. “The Naturalistic Fallacy and Theological Ethics,” in The Naturalistic Fallacy. Ed. Neil Sinclair. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (in progress).
22. “Modern Moral Relativism,” in Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Ed. Todd Shackelford and Viviana Weekes-Shackelford. Springer, forthcoming 2017..
21. “Moral Realism and Anti-Realism,” The History of Evil. Volume Six. Ed. Jerome Gellman. Acumen Press, forthcoming 2017.
20. “Theism and Morality,” Philosophy for Us. Ed. Leonard Clapp. Cognella, forthcoming 2017.
19. “Morality is Real, Objective, and Supernatural,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2016): 74-82.
18. “On Shermer on Morality,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2016): 63-68.
17. “In Defense of a Supernatural Foundation to Morality: Reply to Shermer,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2016): 91-96.
16. “Cornell Realism,” “Humean Theory of Motivation,” “Response-Dependent,” “Situationism,” and “Trait” in The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, Third Edition. Ed. Robert Audi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015, 216-217, 481, 929, 987-988, and 1072-1073.
15. “Resources for the Fields of Metaethics and Normative Theory,” and “Selected Works in Contemporary Metaethics and Normative Theory,” The Continuum Companion to Ethics. Ed. Christian Miller. London: Continuum Press, 2011, 293-316.
14. “Overview of Contemporary Metaethics and Normative Theory,” The Continuum Companion to Ethics. Ed. Christian Miller. London: Continuum Press, 2011, xiv-lii.
13. “Moral Relativism and Moral Psychology,” The Blackwell Companion to Relativism. Ed. Steven Hales. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2011, 346-367.
12. “The Conditions of Moral Realism,” The Journal of Philosophical Research 34 (2009): 123-155.
11. “The Conditions of Realism,” The Journal of Philosophical Research 32 (2007): 95-132.
10. “Shafer-Landau and Moral Realism,” Social Theory and Practice 32 (2006): 311-331.
9. “Rorty and Tolerance,” Theoria: Special Issue on the Philosophy of Richard Rorty 101 (2003): 94-108.
8. “Rorty and Moral Relativism,” European Journal of Philosophy 10 (2002): 354-374. Reprinted in Richard Rorty: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers. Ed. James Tartaglia. Routledge, 2009.

Papers on Philosophy of Religion

7. “Divine Command Theory,” in Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Religion. Ed. Stewart Goetz and Charles Taliaferro. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing (in progress).
6. “The Euthyphro Dilemma,” The Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2013, 1-7.
5. “Atheism and the Benefits of Theistic Belief,” Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion. Volume 4. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, 97-125. Finalist, 2010 Younger Scholars Prize.
4. “Divine Will Theory: Desires or Intentions?Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion. Volume 2. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009, 185-207.
3. “Divine Desire Theory and Obligation,” New Waves in Philosophy of Religion. Eds. Y. Nagasawa and E. Wielenberg. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, 105-124.
2. “Quinn's Philosophy of Religion,” Essays in the Philosophy of Religion. Oxford: University Press, 2006. 1-18.
1. “Defeaters and the Basicality of Theistic Belief,” Basic Belief and Basic Knowledge: Papers in Epistemology. Eds. Ron Rood, Sabine Roeser, and Rene van Woudenberg. Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag, 2005, 147-176.


Media

Interview on WORD-FM Radio Pittsburgh, October 2016.

“Breakthroughs” in Wake Forest Magazine, October 2016. Online version at: http://magazine.wfu.edu/2016/09/30/b-r-e-a-k-t-h-r-o-u-g-h-s/

Interview on WRNN Radio Myrtle Beach, September 2016. http://news.wfu.edu/wrnn-christian-miller/

Quoted in “Why Religion Still Matters,” The Christian Science Monitor, October 2015. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2015/1011/Why-religion-still-matters

Article in Wake Forest University Old Gold and Black student newspaper, October 2015. http://oldgoldandblack.com/?p=46925

Article in The Winston-Salem Journal on the Beacon Project, September 2015. http://www.journalnow.com/community/wfu-researchers-receive-grant-to-study-moral-character/article_be37de09-cf6c-54fd-8744-195d246fa8d6.html

Article in The Greensboro News and Record on the Beacon Project, August 2015. http://www.greensboro.com/news/schools/wake-forest-gets-million-grant-to-study-moral-character/article_86e71eb5-8188-5b77-a0e7-9868a7d151fe.html

“Miller and Jayawickreme address the topic “Why be Good?” for Slate.com.” Wake Forest University news story, May 2015. http://inside.wfu.edu/2015/05/miller-and-jayawickreme-address-the-topic-why-be-good-for-slate-com/

“Character Study Stands Out: $1 Million Grant Funds Continued Research, Outreach on Character and Virtue.” Wake Forest University news story, November 2013. http://news.wfu.edu/2013/11/05/character-study/

“Clemson, Wake Forest Research Emotions' Impact on Character.” Clemson University news story, September 2013. http://media-relations.www.clemson.edu/5065

“Miller Writes Book on Moral Character.” Inside WFU, August 2013. http://inside.wfu.edu/2013/08/miller-writes-book-on-moral-character/

“New Links Between Virtue and Character.” Templeton Report, July 2013. http://www.templeton.org/who-we-are/media-room/publications/templeton-report.

“A ‘Good Character’ Summer Reading List.” Wake Forest University news story, June 2013. http://news.wfu.edu/2013/06/18/a-good-character-summer-reading-list/

News Story on NPR, WUNC-Raleigh, December 2012

News Story on WSJS Radio, December 2012

“Virtue and Vice: Wake Forest Awards Nearly $1M to Theologians, Philosophers to Study Character.” Wake Forest University news story, December 2012 http://news.wfu.edu/2012/12/10/virtue-and-vice/

“Professor Develops New Morality Theory, Receives Grants.” The Oklahoma Daily, September 28, 2012. http://www.oudaily.com/news/2012/ sep/26/philosophygrant/

“Can Beliefs Make Us Brave?” Wake Forest University news story, June, 2012. http://news.wfu.edu/2012/06/20/can-beliefs-make-us-brave/

Quoted in cover story on “Gratitude,” The Christian Science Monitor, November 21, 2011. Available at: http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Guide-to-Giving/2011/1120/Gratitude-a-healthy-recipe-for-Thanksgiving

“A Philosophical, Psychological, and Theological Approach.” Ivy League Christian Observer, Winter 2012. Available at: http://issuu.com/dajohnson/docs/ilco_winter_2012-final_webv2

Two-part radio interview with the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, November 28, 2011. http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/csr

“Miller is keynote at conference in China.” Inside WFU, October 27, 2011. http://inside.wfu.edu/2011/10/miller-is-keynote-at-conference-in-china/

“Deciphering Moral Behavior” Wake Forest University news story. September, 2011. http://news.wfu.edu/2011/09/28/deciphering-moral-behavior/

Wake Forest University Old Gold and Black student newspaper story. http://oldgoldandblack.com/?p=15690

News Story on the local CBS News on the Character Project, September 2011.

“East Meets West: Asking Big Questions Builds Bridges between Cultures.” February, 2011. Available at: http://news.wfu.edu/2011/02/25/east-meets-west/

“Miller Believes Everybody’s Character Includes the Helping Trait.” Tennessee Journalist, November 2010. http://tnjn.com/2010/nov/21/miller-believes-everybodys-cha/

News Story on the local Fox News and local CBS News on the Character Project, July 2010.

Article in The Winston-Salem Journal on the Character Project, July 2010.

“Q & A with Christian Miller: Philosopher Researches Character Traits and Behavior,” Online Version of Wake Forest Magazine, June 2008. Available at: http://www.wfu.edu/magazine/2008.06/miller/

Press Release for the Character Project featured on many news websites, including The Boston Globe, Centre Daily Times, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, TheStreet.com, The Washington Times, The Sun Herald, StreetInsider.com, Bizjournals.com, and Digitaljournal.com


Popular Writing

11. “2017: Time for a “Post-Truth” Reality Check?” Veritas. December 2016. http://www.veritas.org/post-truth-check/
10. “How the Ten Commandments Stop Us from Cheating.” Christianity Today. October 2016. http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/october-web-only/stop-cheating-with-ten-commandments.html
9. “Why Tonight’s Debate is ‘Narcissist’ Trump v ‘Liar’ Clinton.” New Scientist. September, 2016. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2107059-why-tonights-debate-is-narcissist-trump-v-liar-clinton/.
8. “Teaching Good Traits: Do Character-Bolstering Projects Work?” New Scientist. September, 2015. https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22730400-200-teaching-good-traits-do-character-bolstering-projects-work/
7. “Morality from God” (in Polish), Filozofui! Forthcoming.
6. “How I Got Interested in the Philosophy of Character.” Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues Insight Series, June 2015, http://www.jubileecentre.ac.uk/userfiles/jubileecentre/pdf/insight-series/Miller%20C.pdf
5. “Comments on Goldschmidt’s ‘Commanding Belief.’” Association for the Philosophy of Judaism Online Symposium, June 2015. http://www.theapj.com/symposium-on-goldschmidts-commanding-belief/
4. “What If the World Were About to End?” (in Polish), Filozofuj! 2015, 51.
3. “Answering “Why Be Good?” for a Three Year Old” Slate. April, 2015. http://www.slate.com/bigideas/why-be-good/essays-and-opinions/answering-why-be-good-for-a-three-year-old.
2. “Questions of Character” Blog at Psychology Today. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/questions-character.
1. “Which Beliefs Contribute to Virtuous Behavior?” Invited Paper for The Big Questions Online. June, 2012. http://www.bigquestionsonline.com/.

Reviews

11. Review of David Baggett and Jerry L. Walls. God and Cosmos: Moral Truth and Human Meaning. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2017).
10. Review of Kristján Kristjánsson. Virtues and Vices in Positive Psychology: A Philosophical Critique. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2014).
9. Review of Mark Murphy. God and Moral Law: On the Theistic Explanation of Morality. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. The Philosophical Quarterly 63 (2013):: 398-400.
8. Review of Moral Psychology. The Neuroscience of Morality: Emotion, Brain Disorders, and Development. Volume III. Ed. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2009).
7. Review of Moral Psychology. The Cognitive Science of Morality: Intuition and Diversity. Volume II. Ed. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2009).   
6. Review of Gabriele Taylor. Deadly Vices. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. The Journal of Value Inquiry 41 (2007): 409-413.
5. Review of Joel Kupperman. Ethics and Qualities of Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2007).
4. Review of Joshua Gert. Brute Rationality: Normativity and Human Action. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2005).
3. Review of Alexander Miller. An Introduction to Contemporary Metaethics. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2003. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 83:2 (2005):279-281.
2. Review of William Casebeer. Natural Ethical Facts. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003. The Philosophical Quarterly 55 (2005): 532-534.
1. Review of Weakness of Will and Practical Irrationality. Ed. S. Stroud and C. Tappolet. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. The Journal of Moral Philosophy 1:2 (2004): 242-245.