Dr Fiona Hughes

Senior Lecturer
School of Philosophy and Art History
Dr Fiona Hughes
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Fiona Hughes studied at Edinburgh as an undergraduate and at Tübingen, Germany (where she held the Stevenson Research Scholarship), and Merton College, Oxford as a graduate student. She was a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford and lecturer at the universities of Edinburgh and York. She has written articles on Kant, Nietzsche and philosophical aesthetics.


  • MA Edinburgh

  • DPhil Oxford

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Phenomenology (French and German)

Current research

The relationship between Kants epistemology and aesthetics

Merleau-Ponty`s development of Husserl`s phenomenology

Nietzsches critique of the foundations of value

The relationship between art and philosophy

The role of space in philosophical and artistic reconstructions of experience

Fiona is author of Kants Aesthetic Epistemology: Form and World (Edinburgh University Press) June 2007and The Reader's Guide to Kant's Critique of Judgement (Continuum Press) November 2009.


Hughes, F., (2006). Taste as Productive Mimesis. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology. 37 (3), 308-326

Hughes, F., (2002). Nietzsche's Janus Perceptions and the Construction of Values. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology. 33 (2), 116-137

Hughes, F., (1998). Forgetful all too Forgetful: Nietzsche and the Question of Measure. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology. 29 (3), 252-267

Books (1)

Hughes, F., (2009). The Reader's Guide to Kant's Critique of Judgement. Continuum Press. 9780826497673

Book chapters (3)

Hughes, F., (2017). Feeling the Life of the Mind: Mere Judging, Feeling, and Judgment. In: The Palgrave Kant Handbook. Editors: Altman, M., . Springer. 381- 405. 1137546565. 9781137546562

Hughes, F., (2014). Um potencial político no juízo estético reflexionante: Kant, Hannah Arendt e “Pequena esparta”, de Ian Hamilton Finlay [A political potential in aesthetic reflective judgement: Kant, Hannah Arendt and Ian Hamilton Finlay’s “Little Sparta”]. In: Gosto, interpretação e crítica. Vol. 1. Editors: Freitas, V., Duarte, R., Cecchinato, G. and Vieira da Silva, C., . Relicário. 77- 100. 978-85-66786-04-0

Hughes, F., (2013). Style in communication: The Hip Swing of Hélio Oiticica's Parangolés. In: Style in Theory: Between Literature and Philosophy. Editors: Callus, I., Corby, J. and Lauri-Lucente, G., . Continuum. 9781441128935

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