My name is Henry Schiller.


I’m a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow 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.

This research sits at the intersection of philosophy of language, social philosophy, and cognitive science. I completed my PhD at the University of Texas at Austin under the supervision of Josh Dever and Mark Sainsbury.

In May of 2022 I took up a 3-year Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the University of Sheffield. My Leverhulme project addresses foundational questions about the nature of rational learning and attitude change.

Outside of philosophy, I have been involved in various music projects in New York City and Austin, Texas. Some of my own recordings are sometimes used as background music on the NPR show Invisibilia.


















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’m interested in all sorts of social interactions and the language that structures them. My work explains how threats, bribes and suggestions move agents to act. This research explores issues at the intersection of philosophy of language, social philosophy, and cognitive science. I completed my PhD at the University of Texas at Austin under the supervision of Josh Dever and Mark Sainsbury.

In May of 2022 I took up a 3-year Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the University of Sheffield. My project is about comparative attitudes and rational learning. This past fall (2023) I was a visiting researcher at the Center for Philosophy of Science in Pittsburgh.

Outside of philosophy, I have been involved in various music projects in New York City and Austin, Texas. Some of my own recordings are sometimes used as background music on the NPR show Invisibilia.