Research Professor of Philosophy

Peter Hylton is Research Professor of Philosophy (he is also emeritus Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago). He received his PhD in Philosophy from Harvard University. His chief area of interest is in understanding, interpreting, and coming to terms with the history of analytic philosophy. He has been awarded fellowships by the Rockefeller Foundation, the A.C.L.S., and the NEH. He has published Russell, Idealism, and the Emergence of Analytic Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 1990) and Quine (Routledge, 2007); he has also published numerous essays of analytic philosophy, some of which are collected in Propositions, Functions, and Analysis (Oxford University Press, 2005).