Stephen Mulhall

Stephen Mulhall
Born 1962
Alma mater Balliol College, Oxford
Era 21st-century philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Continental philosophy, postanalytic philosophy
Institutions New College, Oxford
Main interests
Wittgenstein studies, ethics, philosophy of religion, post-Kantian philosophy, philosophy of literature, philosophy of film
Notable ideas
Linguistic film theory

Experience of meaning[1]

Stephen Mulhall (/ˈmʌlhɔːl/; born 1962) is a philosopher and Fellow of New College, Oxford. His main research areas are Ludwig Wittgenstein and post-Kantian philosophy.[2]

Education and career [ edit ]

Stephen Mulhall received a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford in 1983.[3] He then pursued an MA in Philosophy from The University of Toronto in 1984.[3] Between 1984 and 1988, he attended Balliol College and All Souls College, Oxford for his DPhil in Philosophy.[3] From 1986 to 1991 he was a Prize Fellow at All Souls College and in 1991 he became a Reader of Philosophy at the University of Essex.[3] From 1998 to the present he has been a fellow at New College, Oxford.[3]

He has published extensively on Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and the American philosopher Stanley Cavell.

In January 2015 Mulhall was a guest on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time, which discussed phenomenology.[4]

Books [ edit ]


  • 1990 On Being in the World: Wittgenstein and Heidegger on Seeing Aspects (Routledge)
  • 1992 Liberals and Communitarians (Blackwell) - with Adam Swift
  • 1994 Stanley Cavell: Philosophy’s Recounting of the Ordinary (OUP)
  • 1994 Faith and Reason (Duckworth)
  • 1996 Heidegger and Being and Time (Routledge)
  • 1996 Liberals and Communitarians: A Revised Edition (Blackwell) - with Adam Swift
  • 1996 The Cavell Reader (Blackwell) - editor
  • 2001 Inheritance and Originality: Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Kierkegaard (OUP)
  • 2002 On Film, London/New York: Routledge, 2002. ISBN 0-415-24795-0 ISBN 9780415247955
  • 2005 Philosophical Myths of the Fall (Princeton)
  • 2005 Heidegger and Being and Time (second edition)
  • 2006 Martin Heidegger International Library of Essays in the History of Social and Political Thought (Ashgate) - editor
  • 2006 Wittgenstein's Private Language (OUP)
  • 2007 The Conversation of Humanity (University of Virginia Press)
  • 2008 On Film (second edition; Routledge)
  • 2008 The Wounded Animal: J. M. Coetzee and the Difficulty of Reality (Princeton)
  • 2013 The Self and Its Shadows: A Book of Essays on Individuality as Negation in Philosophy and the Arts (Oxford University Press)
  • 2014: On Being in the World: Wittgenstein and Heidegger on Seeing Aspects (second edition; Routledge)
  • 2015: The Great Riddle: Wittgenstein and Nonsense, Theology and Philosophy (Oxford University Press)

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Stephen Mulhall, On Being in the World: Wittgenstein and Heidegger on Seeing Aspects, Routledge, 2014 [1990], p. 35; see also: Donald K. Barry, Forms of Life and Following Rules: A Wittgensteinian Defence of Relativism, BRILL, 1996, p. 58.
  2. ^ "Stephen Mulhall". New College. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Dr. Stephen Mulhall". Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  4. ^ BBC Radio 4 - "Phenomenology"

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