My name is Henry Schiller.

I’m a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the University of Sheffield.
h.ianschiller (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 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 changes in preference and other non-doxastic attitudes.

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.

Recent and Upcoming Talks (2024)

2/2024: “Wanting Brought to an End”, Washington University in St. Louis
3/2024: “Explaining Abilities”, Ability: Language and Action, Berlin
4/2024: “Default Domain Restriction Possibilities”, Dublin Language Workshop

Recent Activities

  • Nico Kirk-Giannini and I will be teaching a seminar on speech acts in dynamic pragmatics at ESSLLI this summer.
  • My paper “Wanting Brought to an End” is one of the co-winners of the Twelfth Annual Essay Prize at the Centre for Philosophical Psychology (Bence Nanay's research group).