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Andrew P. Mills

You have reached the Homepage of Andrew P. Mills.  I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, and Department Chair. I received my MA and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and specialize in the philosophy of language and mind, metaphysics, and philosophical pedagogy.  I received my BA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Before arriving in Ohio, I taught at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

Contact me by phone at (614) 823-1368 or by email at

What's So Good About a College Education?
Many students have found this essay helpful as they struggle to figure out how they should approach college and the ways in which a college education will benefit them.

The essay above grew out of a speech I gave to the Otterbein College New Student Welcoming Convocation on September 7, 2001. You can read that brief speech here.

My Vita
Here's a copy of my current (as of July 2008) CV.

Course Materials
All the materials for my current courses are on the Otterbein College Blackboard system, so current students should go there to get the most recent copies of course documents. (Clicking on the above link will take you to Blackboard.) I have listed here some syllabuses from recent classes.

Greek Philosophy (Fall 2007)

Philosophy and Human Nature--Leopold and Loeb (Fall 2007)

Early Modern Philosophy (Winter 2008)

Knowledge and Reality (Winter 2008)

Philosophy and Human Nature--Italy (Winter 2008)

  Last Updated July 2008