|Alma mater||Balliol College, Oxford, All Souls College, Oxford|
|School||Continental philosophy, postanalytic philosophy|
|Institutions||New College, Oxford|
|Wittgenstein studies, ethics, philosophy of religion, post-Kantian philosophy, philosophy of literature, philosophy of film|
| Linguistic film theory |
Experience of meaning 
Stephen Mulhall ( /ˈmʌlhɔːl/ ; born 1962) is a British philosopher and Fellow of New College, Oxford. His main research areas are Ludwig Wittgenstein and post-Kantian philosophy. 
Stephen Mulhall received a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford in 1983.  He then pursued an MA in Philosophy from The University of Toronto in 1984, during which time he spent several weeks studying under Sir Isaiah Berlin at Harvard.  Between 1984 and 1988, he attended Balliol College and All Souls College, Oxford for his DPhil in Philosophy.  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.  From 1998 to the present he has been a fellow at New College, Oxford. 
He has published extensively on Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and the American philosopher Stanley Cavell.
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