My name is Henry Ian Schiller.

I’m a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Philosophy at The University of Sheffield.
 
h.i.schiller (at) sheffield (dot) ac (dot) uk
Curriculum Vitae



About Me


My research addresses the following issues:

︎How creatures like us go around confronting the world and adjusting our minds to it.

︎How we use linguistic tools to induce those adjustments in others.

︎The normative significance thereof.

I completed my PhD at the University of Texas at Austin under the supervision of Josh Dever and Mark Sainsbury. My dissertation investigates linguistic interventions in rational decision making: explaining how we are rationally able to adjust our mentation and behavior in light of others telling us what to do, and what sorts of normative demands this makes on us as participants in a linguistic practice.

In May of 2022 I took up a 3-year Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the University of Sheffield, where I research rational changes in non-doxastic attitudes. The planned outcome of this research is a monograph (tentatively) titled Arbitrary Rationality.

Outside of philosophy, I have an ongoing experimental music project called Physical Fitness. My recordings are sometimes used as background music on the NPR show Invisibilia.






Philosophical Writing


forthcoming
︎Genericity and Inductive Inference - Philosophy of Science
︎Meaning and Responsibility w/ Ray Buchanan - Mind & Language
︎Pragmatic Particularism w/ Ray Buchanan - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research

2021
︎A Hole in the Box and a Pain in the Mouth w/ Laurenz Casser - Philosophical Quarterly
︎This Paper Might Change Your Mind w/ Josh Dever - Noûs
︎Illocutionary Harm - Philosophical Studies
︎Acts of Desire - Inquiry
︎Is that a threat? - Erkenntnis

2020
︎Phenomenal Dispositions - Synthese

2019
︎Acquaintance and First-Person Attitude Reports - Analysis
︎The Nyaya Argument for Disjunctivism - History of Philosophy Quarterly

2018
︎The Swapping Constraint - Minds & Machines






Upcoming Talks


01/2023: “What’s your opinion? Negation and ‘Weak’ Attitudes”, APA Eastern
02/2023: “Rational Relief” w/ Casey O’Callaghan, Rice Workshop in Philosophy of Mind
02/2023: “Directing Thought”, APA Central