John Heil

John Heil

​Professor of Philosophy
PhD, Vanderbilt University
research interests:
  • Metaphysics
  • Logic
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Early Modern Philosophy

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    Campus Box 1073
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Professor Heil is listed among the 50 Most Influential Living Philosophers. He works primarily in metaphysics and philosophy of mind and has teaching interests in metaphysics, logic, philosophy of mind, and early modern philosophy.

John Heil's most recent books include From an Ontological Point of View (Oxford University Press 2006) and The Universe as We Find It (Oxford University Press 2012). Heil's recently awarded John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship project, Appearance in Reality, takes themes developed in these books in new directions.

Professor Heil’s Institute of Art and Ideas lectures on The Universe as We Find It, delivered at Hay-on-Wye in 2014 at the ‘HOWTHELIGHTGETSIN’ festival, and a recent piece on the Secrets of Experience on can be found on the Institute's Philosophy for Our Times webpage.

Further Reading

Richard Marshall's 3:AM Magazine interview with John Heil on The Universe as We Find It

Tony Sobrado's Biggest Questions interview with John Heil on 'What is Consciousness?'