Stephen Mulhall

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Stephen Mulhall
Born 1962
Era 21st century philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School Continental philosophy, Postanalytic philosophy
Main interests
Wittgenstein studies, ethics, philosophy of religion, post-Kantian philosophy, philosophy of literature, philosophy of film

Stephen Mulhall (born 1962) is a philosopher and Fellow of New College, Oxford. His main research areas are Ludwig Wittgenstein and post-Kantian philosophy.[1]


Stephen Mulhall received a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford in 1983.[2] He then pursued an MA in Philosophy from The University of Toronto in 1984.[2] Between 1984 and 1988, he attended Balliol College and All Souls College, Oxford for his D.Phil in Philosophy.[2] 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.[2] From 1998 to the present he has been a fellow at New College, Oxford.[2]

In January 2015 Mulhall was a guest on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time, which discussed phenomenology.[3]


  • 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 (2nd 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)


  1. ^ "Stephen Mulhall". New College. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Dr. Stephen Mulhall". Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
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