D. Miyasaki, Ph.D.

Religion Philosophy & Classics
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Millett Hall 369, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Research Interests: Continental Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Ethics, Aesthetics

Curriculum Vitae

Education History

Ph.D., 2004, University of Toronto. B.A., 1997, The Colorado College.


Recent Undergraduate Courses: World Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Existentialism, 19th Century Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Literature and Film, Big Questions 

Graduate Courses, Master of Humanities: The Philosophy and Literature of Crime, The Ethics of Retribution: Torture, Terrorism, Punishment


"Nietzsche's Case Against Political Moralism (video)." Wright State University College of Liberal Arts Research Conference, 2017.



Nietzschean Politics as First Philosophy (Palgrave Macmillan: forthcoming).

Politics After Morality: Toward a Nietzschean Left (Palgrave Macmillan: forthcoming).


A Nietzschean Critique of Liberal Eugenics (full text)” Journal of Medical Ethics (2021): 1–8. 

"Feeling, not Freedom: Nietzsche Against Agency." In Journal of Nietzsche Studies 47, no. 2 (2016): 256-74.

"The Equivocal Use of Power in Nietzsche's Failed Anti-Egalitarianism." Journal of Moral Philosophy 12, no. 1 (2015): 1-32.

"A Nietzschean Case for Illiberal Egalitarianism." In Nietzsche as Political Philosopher, edited by Barry Stocker and Manuel Knoll, 155-70. Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, 2014.

"Nietzsche's Will to Power as Naturalist Critical Ontology." History of Philosophy Quarterly 30, no. 3 (2013): 251-69.

"Nietzsche’s Naturalist Morality of Breeding: A Critique of Eugenics as Taming." In Nietzsche and the Becoming of Life, edited by Vanessa Lemm, 194-213. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014.

"Nietzsche contra Freud on Bad Conscience." Nietzsche-Studien 39 (2010): 434-54.

Political Violence as Bad Faith in Beauvoir’s The Blood of Others” (Original version published in French as  La violence politique comme mauvaise foi dans Le Sang des autres). In (Re)découvrir l’oeuvre de Simone de Beauvoir, edited by Julia Kristeva. Paris: Le bord de l’eau, 2008.

A Ground for Ethics in Heidegger’s Being and Time.” Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 38, no. 3 (2007): 261-79.

"The Confusion of Marxian and Freudian Fetishism in Adorno and Benjamin." Philosophy Today 46, no. 4 (2002): 429-43.

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