I took my first degree at the University of Edinburgh and then received a Ph.D from the University of Cambridge. I was appointed to a Lectureship at Stirling in 1971, was made Professor in 1994 and am now an Emeritus Professor. In 2005 I was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. I have been a member of the Editorial Board of The Philosophical Quarterly and have served on the Executive Committees of the Aristotelian Society and the Royal Institute of Philosophy. I was Vice-President of the Mind Association in 2013-2014 and President of the Mind Association 2014-2015.
My main research interests are in philosophy of mind and the theory of knowledge, though I have also written on the work of Joseph Butler and J. S. Mill on the relation between ethics, religion, and human nature. I am the author of Reasons and Experience (OUP, 1991), Understanding People: Normativity and Rationalizing Explanation (OUP, 2004) and co-author with Duncan Pritchard and Adrian Haddock of The Nature and Value of Knowledge: Three Investigations (OUP 2010). My latest book, entitled Knowing By Perceiving, is in press with OUP.
Millar A (2018) Perception and the Vagaries of Experience. In: Gersel J, Thybo Jensen R, Thaning M & Overgaard S (eds.) In the Light of Experience: New Essays on Perception and Reasons. Mind Association Occasional Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 189-212
Millar A (2011) Knowledge and Reasons for Belief. In: Reisner A & Steglich-Petersen A (eds.) Reasons for Belief. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 223-243. http://ebooks.cambridge.org/ebook.jsf?bid=CBO9780511977206; https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511977206.
Millar A (2009) How Reasons for Action Differ from Reasons for Belief. In: Robertson S (ed.). Spheres of Reason: New Essays in the Philosophy of Normativity. Mind Association Occasional Series, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 140-163.
Millar A (2008) Perceptual-Recognitional Abilities and Perceptual Knowledge. In: Haddock A & Macpherson F (eds.) Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 330-347. http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199231546.
Millar A (2002) Reasons for Action and Instrumental Rationality. In: Bermúdez JL, Millar A (ed.). Reason and Nature: Essays in the Theory of Rationality. Mind Association Occasional Series, Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, pp. 113-132.
Millar A (1996) Sensibility and Understanding (Book Review). Review of: Mind and World, by John McDowell (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994), 191pp. ISBN 978-0674576100, Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, 39 (3-4), pp. 459-478. https://doi.org/10.1080/00201749608602431.