Contact Info

Campus Mail
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325A Carpenter Hall

Kevin Miles

Professor of Philosophy


  • Philosophy
  • African and African American Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Legal Studies


  • Ph.D., DePaul University
  • M.A., Villanova University
  • M.A., Villanova University
  • B.A., Philadelphia College of Bible

Selected Courses

Ancient Greek Philosophy: In Search of a "Pure" Politics in Plato's Republic
Earlham Seminar: 'Are You My Mother' & Other Questions Concerning Identity
Earlham Seminar: Enemies of the State in "The Dark Knight Returns" & "V for Vendetta"
Ethics: Antigonistic Ethics
Introduction to Philosophy: The Ethics of Ancient Greek Philosophy
May Term: "King Kong, the White Woman, & Other Degenerates"
Seminar: Anti-Black racism in the History of Philosophy  Seminar: Philosophy and Ethics in an Age of Technology
Seminar: Philosophy & Violence  W. E. B. Du Bois and the Economy of the Color Line


Kevin Miles’ philosophy classes span centuries, continents, and languages — drawing on texts from “Antigone” to “Are You My Mother?” Kevin also teaches Film Studies, and often incorporates films into his seminars for first-year students.  Kevin regularly presents his research, and serves on the faculty advisory committee for the humanities research semester at Newberry Library in Chicago.

“I have chosen to teach at Earlham because of Earlham's commitment to a teaching and learning process dedicated to awakening and cultivating the ‘teacher within’ our students,” Kevin says.

Professional Memberships

Indiana Philosophical Association
Newberry Library Faculty Advisory Committee, Chicago

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