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Stephen Hiltz

Stephen Hiltz

Lecturer I
JO 5.712

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Philosophy
The University of Texas at Austin - 1993
A.B. - Philosophy
Princeton University - 1973

Research Areas

  • Areas of Specialization: Wittgenstein, Pragmatism, Metametaphysics, Philosophy of Language & Mind 
  • Areas of Competence: Ethics and Social Philosophy, Epistemology, Existentialism 


Honoring Our Professors Excellence honoree - Southern Methodist University [2001]
University Fellowship - University of Texas at Austin [1988]
Class of 1869 Prize in Ethics - Princeton University [1973]


Adjunct Professor
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas [2004–Present]
Courses: Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics in Contemporary America, Pragmatism, Ancient Philosophy, Existentialism
Southern Methodist University [2010–Present]
Lecturer, 2009-2010; Adjunct Professor, 1996 to 2009; Courses: Business Ethics, Contemporary Moral Problems, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Practical Reasoning, Early Modern Philosophy, Existentialism, American Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy (Ethics, Justice, and the State)
University of Phoenix, Dallas Campus [2002–2006]
Courses: Skills for Life Long Learning, Critical Thinking, Ethics in Management
ESS College of Business, Dallas, Texas [1994–2001]
Courses: Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics
Adjunct Professor
University of Texas at Arlington [1990–1997]
Visiting Assistant Professor, 1990-1994; Courses: Critical Thinking, Contemporary Moral Problems, Logic
Princeton Review [1989–1991]
Courses: LSAT Prep Course


Professional and University Citizenship:
  •  President, North Texas Philosophical Association, 2004, 2002, 1995-96 
  • Secretary, North Texas Philosophical Association. 1997-2000