Edmund Morris Miller graduation
Graduation-University of Melbourne,B.A.1905

In 1900 he began a professional career at the Public Library of Victoria and also enrolled at the University of Melbourne, graduating B.A. in 1905 and M.A. with first-class honours in philosophy in 1907. The achievement of Federation deepened his political interests and nationalist enthusiasm, while, under the influence of Professor Henry Laurie, he developed an abiding passion for Kant and idealism.


In 1908 Miller travelled, notably in Scotland and Germany. He visited Rudolph Eucken, whose ethical idealism came close to his own world-view, and on Deakin’s introduction met
L. S. Amery and other proponents of Imperial federation. On his return to Melbourne he published several pamphlets in this cause as well as his first Kantian essay—an attempt to develop a synthesis of Kant and modern relativists (particularly William James) and so provide an ethical basis for active citizenship.

Miller was hoping for an academic career. Further research in Melbourne’s philosophy department resulted in Kant’s Doctrine of Freedom (1913) and in April 1913 he became Lecturer in Philosophy and Economics at the University of Tasmania.

Kate Morris Miller

Kate Morris Miller

Edmund Morris Miller's wife Kate

Kate and Edmund Morris Miller with daughter Kate in 1917
Kate and Edmund Morris Miller
with daughter Ailsa, 1917 enlarge

qualification certificates
E.Morris Miller's degree certificates - Doctor of Letters, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne


Kant’s doctrine of freedom, by Miller,Edmund Morris, Melbourne : George Robertson, 1913.

Moral action and natural law in Kant : and some developments. by Miller,Edmund Morris, Melbourne, George Robertson, 1911


Moral law and the highest good : a study of Kant’s doctrine of the highest good by Miller,Edmund Morris, Melbourne, Macmillan & Co. in association with the Melbourne University Press, 1928

Inscribed inside cover ‘in the study of my successor Professor Sydney S. Orr, Hobart, Tasmania 2.12.1953 and signed E. Morris Miller


Kant’s doctrine of freedom and morality: a study of the critique of practical reason.
E. Morris Miller's Thesis submitted 1918 for Litt D. Degree, Melbourne University


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