Samuel Hughes

samuel hughes


2015 - 2020  Ph.D. in Philosophy (to be awarded), Selwyn College, Cambridge
2013 - 2015 B.Phil. in Philosophy, Lincoln College, Oxford
2010 - 2013 BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Lincoln College, Oxford


Visiting Positions

2019 University of Notre Dame
2016 - 2017 Humboldt University of Berlin
2015 University of Tokyo



2020 - present Senior Fellow, Policy Exchange
2019 Research Assistant to the Chairs of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission


‘German Idealism’ in Benedikt Göcke (ed.) The Routledge Handbook to Idealism.  Forthcoming.

‘Tradition and Authenticity in Scruton’s Aesthetics’, Philosophy 94:3 (2019).
‘Schiller on the Pleasure of Tragedy’, British Journal of Aesthetics 55:4 (2015).

I am currently beginning a book on artistic modernism, the first monograph in this field in analytical philosophy. I have a special interest in architecture and urbanism. More generally I am interested in ethics, aesthetics and nineteenth-century German thought.

I am currently primarily in a research role but I am happy to be contacted by students who would like supervision in my areas of specialisation, especially aesthetics.