A little about me: I was born and raised in Ogden, Utah and received my BA in physics and philosophy at Utah State University. I later went to Texas A&M and received my MA in philosophy. Anything else? Just ask. I’m always happy to discuss.

I am a Ph. D student at Marquette University.  My primary philosophical interests are a minority in philosophy: the philosophy of sexuality and love. Since it’s such a broad topic, I incorporate and learn anything I can get my hands on: marriage, gender issues, gay rights, homosexuality, pornography, the psychology of love, feminism, friendship, relationships in general, sexism and anything else pertaining to love issues.  I also am interested in phenomenology and existentialism.

Outside of academia, I like to travel, practice my martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), and play my violin.

Please see my CV for more details, or my Academia.edu page.

13 Responses to Home

  1. Shaun Miller says:

    I must first congratulate you on your name. I think it is almost as good as mine…but not quite.

    And as you are a namesake, I wholeheartedly agree with all your views

  2. Nick Aufdemorte says:

    Shawn.. It is awesome to see you are still contributing to your blog. Your class was awesome last semester. Deffinatly one of my favorites. If not my favorite so far of my collegiate experience. My email is punkusnickus@gmail.com if you would like to stay in touch. Til then I will be reading and commenting on your blog..

  3. thekillerj says:

    Also shows up on my other work computer, which has a State of Utah filter and tracking system. I probably shouldn’t have checked at work. haha

  4. Racheal says:

    I happened to stumble upon your site while doing some research on Albert Camus’ book “The Rebel” and I just wanted to say that I find your site very interesting.

  5. Racheal says:

    Same here, school keeps me so busy I hardly have time to do much else. I tried to finish my own blog/photography site, but I just can’t find the time to get to it.

  6. Jeff says:

    What is your religious belief?

  7. Daniel Loaiza says:

    I was interested in your thoughts about overcoming nihilism. Is it possible to affirm life without an objective opinion maker (God)?
    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    • shaunmiller says:

      Hi Daniel,

      I think so. Nihilism is the idea that values don’t exist. However, I don’t think it’s possible to live without value, even if they are created. To live a life without any sort of objective values is something that can be done, and it has been talked about through Nietzsche, Camus, Sartre, and de Beauvoir just to name a few. I think a good way to start is through a book which I review on this blog here. Moreover, if you’re talking specifically about objectivity through God, another question to ask if there are other objective values. Some philosophers have thought there are, even without bringing God into the picture.

  8. Jason says:

    I have just read part I of your review and found it well presented and insightful. If you haven’t already passed your PhD good luck. Ps I suppose one has to assume reading the English translation is the same as reading the work in its original French. The same goes with all those Greek writers (etc).

  9. ashergarcia says:

    Hey Shaun,
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