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Sam Hillier

My background includes a Ph.D. in Logic and Philosophy of Science, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics.  I have authored textbooks in Logic and Introductory Philosophy, as well as several articles in peer-reviewed academic journals.  I have over a decade of classroom experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at universities in both Canada and the USA.  In my current role I create business communications explaining the impact and benefits of high-level, technical process changes to general audiences (my clients).

I have been gaming for almost all of my life, from HeroQuest through Magic and Warhammer 40K, landing seriously in the world of board and card games roughly 6 years ago.  With a young child just arriving, my wife and I looked for a hobby that would allow us to spend time together, at home, interacting after bedtime.  Together, we fell in love with board games.  Our favourites include Race for the Galaxy, Ginkgopolis, Seasons, Fleet, and The Great Heartland Hauling Co.



Ph.D. Logic and Philosophy of Science, 2007

B.Sc. (Honours), Mathematics, 2002


  • Symbolic Logic: A Problem Solving Approach, Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2016

  • “Teaching Practical Logic: A Unifying Approach,” in Teaching Philosophy, Volume 37 (1), March, 2014.

  • Introducing Philosophy: Questions and Readings (co-author with Donal O’Reardon and James Cunningham), Emond Montgomery Press, 2013

  • “Analyticity and Language Engineering,” European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, Volume 6 (2), 2010, pp. 25 – 46.

  • “Mathematics in Science: Carnap Vs. Quine,” History of Philosophy Quarterly, Volume 26 (4), 2009, pp. 409 – 420.