bio

My name is Nick Hughes. I’m a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford. In 2015 I completed my Ph.D at the Arché Philosophical Research Center at the University of St Andrews and the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature at the University of Oslo.
My research interests lie primarily within epistemology and ethics, but extend to issues in the philosophy of action, cognitive psychology, and the theory of rationality. Most of my work to date has focused on the nature and limits of normative guidance, ‘ought-implies-can’ principles, questions about what normative and metaphysical roles knowledge plays, and the relationship between knowledge and rationality. I’m currently thinking about the possibility, nature, and scope of epistemic dilemmas: situations in which one faces conflicting, and so jointly unsatisfiable, epistemic requirements.
I can be contacted at nickhowellhughes (at) gmail (dot) com