Andrew Hines studied at both the University of Oregon and the University of Tübingen, obtaining a BA in Philosophy. He also holds a MA in Philosophy from University College Dublin and is currently a PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr Angus Nicholls in the department of Comparative Literature at Queen Mary, University of London. In 2013 he finished a year long term as managing editor of figureground.org.
He is continually fascinated by using the media to attempt to present complex ideas to non-specialists audiences and to make an accessible, informed, philosophically reflective contribution to public debates.
His areas of specialisations include nineteenth and twentieth century European philosophy and philosophy and literature. He is interested in the history of how metaphors have been understood in Western culture, the relationship between metaphors and ideology and the use of language in politics and religion.