David Hills

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Philosophy
Ph.D., Princeton University (2005)
M.A., Princeton University (1973)
B.A., Amherst College (1969)
David Hills
I did my undergraduate work at Amherst and went on to graduate school at Princeton. Since then I've taught at Harvard, UCLA, The University of Pennsylvania, The University of Michigan, Berkeley, and Stanford. I resumed my graduate career a little while back -- from a distance, as it were -- receiving the PhD in 2005.

I'm married to another philosopher, Krista Lawlor.

My interests continue to center in aesthetics, but they have spilled over into pretty much every branch of philosophy at one time or another.

Wittgenstein, Culture and Value, 34: Im Rennen der Philosophie gewinnt, wer am langsamsten laufen kann. Oder: der, der das Ziel zuletzt erreicht. (In philosophy the race is to the one who can run slowest — the one who crosses the finish line last.) I'm not sure I believe this, but it's a comforting thing to read.