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David Hills

David Hills

Associate Professor


Philosophy is the ungainly attempt to tackle questions that come naturally to children, using methods that come naturally to lawyers. Historians of philosophy accordingly divide into those who are forever asking "Where is he coming from?" and those who are forever asking "Where does he get off?" You can probably already guess which kind of historian I am. I have projects underway on irony, regret, point of view in the visual arts, and Kant’s theory of taste. Currently I am hardest at work on a booklength study of metaphor.


David Hills
Jonathan Ellis (ed), Daniel Guevara (ed)
OUP 2012

Featured Articles

J. Ellis and D. Guevara (eds)
Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind
OUP 2012
Edward Zalta (ed)
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic, and Communication 2007
Philosophical Topics Vol. 25 1997