bio

My name is Nick Hughes. I’m a Junior Research Fellow in Philosophy at Durham University. 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 metaethics, decision theory, the psychology of decision making, the theory of rationality, and the philosophy of language. Most of my work to date has focused on the 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