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Dr Daniel Hill BA (Oxon), MA (KCL), PhD (London)

Senior Lecturer Philosophy


    Personal Statement

    Daniel Hill, having had his secondary education at Birkenhead School, read Literae Humaniores (Classics & Philosophy) for his BA and MA at Corpus Christi, College, Oxford, from 1991 to 1996. He then studied for an MA in Philosophy of Religion at King's College, London, from 1996 to 1997. He then studied for a PhD in Philosophy under Paul Helm and Martin Stone at the University of London from 1997 to 2001. In the year 2000 he started teaching part-time at the University of Liverpool, and was made permanent and full-time in 2011. In the meantime he also taught at the Universities of Chester, Keele, and Manchester, as well as at Merchant Taylors' School,. Crosby.

    Daniel Hill has very broad research interests in most areas of analytic philosophy: philosophy of religion, philosophy of law, philosophy of action, applied ethics, applied political philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of logic, and philosophy of language. In particular, he is interested in questions concerning the individuation of intention and the doctrine of double effect. He is also interested in all areas of Christian theology, especially the doctrine of God and the doctrines of Calvinism, in particular the sovereignty of God. And he is interested in many areas of legal theory, such as canon law, law of religion, marriage law, discrimination law, human-rights law, constitutional law, and criminal law. He is particularly interested here in the way the law treats intentions and other mental states.

    Daniel Hill would welcome inquiries to do a PhD with him in any of the areas outlined above.

    In addition to his position at the University of Liverpool, he helps organize meetings of the Staff Christian Fellowship, and is always happy to be contacted by people interested in the Christian faith.

    Prizes or Honours

    • Discussion of my work on Omnipotence (Tyndale Fellowship, 2008)
    • Competition B (British Academy/AHRC, 1997)
    • Competition A (British Academy/AHRC, 1996)
    • James F. Thomson Prize for Philosophy (Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1996)