Stephen Mulhall

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Stephen Mulhall
Alma mater Balliol College, Oxford, All Souls 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 British philosopher and Fellow of New College, Oxford. His main research areas are Ludwig Wittgenstein and post-Kantian philosophy. [2]


Education and career

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, during which time he spent several weeks studying under Sir Isaiah Berlin at Harvard. [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.


Source: [3]

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  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. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Dr. Stephen Mulhall". Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford. Retrieved 2 May 2011.