Jason D. Hill
Biography & Resources


Jason D. Hill was born and raised in Jamaica and migrated to the United States in 1985 at the age of 20. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Purdue University in 1998. He is Associate Professor of philosophy at De Paul University in Chicago. His areas of specialization are in ethics and political philosophy, with a special passion reserved for human rights and cosmopolitanism.

He is the author of Becoming a Cosmopolitan: What it Means to be a Human Being in the New Millennium, an academic nonfiction book for a general readership published in 2000 by Rowman and Littlefield. Dr. Hill is also the author of numerous articles published in Salon, The Detroit News, Issues and Views, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, and Destiny Magazine. He has appeared on several radio and television programmes including Wisconsin, New York, Toronto, and Chicago public radio and NBC's Today Show as a commentator with host Mike Leonard.

Dr. Hill has extensive experience in writing for a large audience. His training has its roots in the harsh realities of international political journalism in Jamaica. After graduating from high school he began work there as a reporter at the largest newspaper in the Caribbean, The Gleaner. There he wrote feature stories, theatre, book and art reviews, hard news, and, when time permitted, he did some court reporting. As a result he has a no-nonsense, down to earth approach to writing. At the same time, this concreteness is always tempered by his passion for ideas and reverence for coherent theory. He has just completed his second book on cosmopolitanism, and is also working on another novel.

selected articles

Coming Out as a Moral Cosmopolitan
What It Means to Be a Human Being in the New Millennium

other related websites


articles & interviews

Broadcasts on WIE Unbound

12 Steps to Moral Evolution

Articles & interviews in What Is Enlightenment? magazine

Moral Hierarchy Coming Out as a Moral Cosmopolitan