Paul Sagar is Junior Research Fellow in Politics and International Relations at King's College, Cambridge. He completed his doctorate at the University of Cambridge, after receiving an MA in Intellectual History and the History of Political Thought from the University of London, and a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Oxford.
His doctoral thesis centred upon the political thought of David Hume, in the context of the development of political theory from Thomas Hobbes to Adam Smith. He is currently writing a book on the theory of the state and the concept of human sociability in the Enlightenment. Alongside his research into the history of political thought, Dr Sagar also researches contemporary political theory, with a particular emphasis on the work of Bernard Williams. His research has been published in History of European Ideas, The Journal of Moral Philosophy, European Journal of Political Theory, and Political Studies. He is a regular reviewer of books for The Cambridge Humanities Review and the Oxonian Review.
Dr Sagar teaches first year philosophy (Set Texts), first year politics (The Analysis of Modern Politics), and second and third year history of political thought (1700-1890).