Nicolas Garcia Mills

Nicolas Garcia Mills
John and Daria Barry Postdoctoral Fellow
Wieboldt 401
MA and PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago; BA and MA, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)
Teaching at UChicago since 2021
Research Interests: Kant and post-Kantian German philosophy (especially Hegel), ethics, philosophy of action, social and political philosophy

Nicolas Garcia Mills is the John and Daria Barry Foundation post-doctoral fellow for 2021-22. Before coming to the University of Chicago, he taught in the Philosophy Department at Tufts University. He received his MA and PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his BA from the Universitat de Barcelona (Spain). He specializes in Kant and post-Kantian German philosophy. More specifically, his research focuses on the practical, moral as well as social and political philosophies of Kant and Hegel and their contemporary relevance.  During his time as a postdoc at the University of Chicago, he plans to work on a book manuscript, in which he articulates and defends the interpretive view that Hegel is an ethical naturalist and puts him into conversation with various forms of neo-Aristotelian naturalism.

Publications

“Self-Consciousness is Desire Itself: On Hegel’s Dictum”, Review of Metaphysics (2021)      

“Hegel on the Normativity of Animal Life”, Hegel Bulletin (2020)

“Realizing the Good: Hegel’s Critique of Kantian Morality”, European Journal of Philosophy (2018)