Biography:Christopher S. Hill

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Short description: American philosopher
Christopher S. Hill
EducationHarvard University (Ph.D.)
AwardsNational Humanities Center Fellowship
Era21st-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
InstitutionsBrown University
ThesisOn the Mysteries of Belief (1973)
Doctoral advisorIsrael Scheffler, Hilary Putnam
Main interests
consciousness, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language

Christopher S. Hill (born 1942) is an American philosopher and William Herbert Perry Faunce Professor of Philosophy at Brown University. He is known for his expertise on consciousness and philosophy of mind.[1][2][3][4]


Hill previously taught at the University of Pittsburgh, Case Western Reserve University, the University of Michigan, the University of Arkansas, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has held various fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and is a fellow at the National Humanities Center. Hill is a former editor of Philosophical Topics and a former associate editor of Noûs.[5]


  • Meaning, Mind, and Knowledge (Oxford University Press, 2014)
  • Consciousness (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
  • Thought and World (Cambridge University Press, 2002)
  • Sensations (Cambridge University Press, 1991)


  1. Stoljar, Daniel (23 September 2010). "Review of Consciousness". Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. ISSN 1538-1617. Retrieved 21 October 2018. 
  2. Levin, Janet (30 August 2012). "Review of New Perspectives on Type-Identity: The Mental and the Physical". Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. ISSN 1538-1617. Retrieved 21 October 2018. 
  3. Byrne, Alex (21 December 2015). "Hill on mind" (in en). Philosophical Studies 173 (3): 831–839. doi:10.1007/s11098-015-0613-z. ISSN 0031-8116. 
  4. McLaughlin, Brian P. (21 December 2015). "Hill on phenomenal consciousness" (in en). Philosophical Studies 173 (3): 851–860. doi:10.1007/s11098-015-0614-y. ISSN 0031-8116. 
  5. "Hill, Christopher" (in en). Retrieved 21 October 2018. 

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