David Hills, Stanford University

Associate Professor Stanford, California dhills@stanford.edu Office: (650) 725-9706

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Philosophy is the ungainly attempt to tackle questions that come naturally to children, using methods that come naturally to lawyers. Historians of philosophy accordingly divide into those who are forever asking "Where is he coming from?" and those who are forever asking "Where does he get off?" ...

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Bio/Research

Philosophy is the ungainly attempt to tackle questions that come naturally to children, using methods that come naturally to lawyers. Historians of philosophy accordingly divide into those who are forever asking "Where is he coming from?" and those who are forever asking "Where does he get off?" You can probably already guess which kind of historian I am. I have projects underway on irony, regret, point of view in the visual arts, and Kant’s theory of taste. Currently I am hardest at work on a booklength study of metaphor.

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