Dr Cyril Holm

Cyril Holm
Stockholm Centre Oxford Fellow 2019-2020


BCL (Music; History of Science and Ideas), BLC (Business and Economics), MA (law), Dphil (Jurisprudence) University of Uppsala

Academic Background

Cyril’s primary field of interest is legal philosophy. Nevertheless, he also holds degrees in history of science and ideas, as well as business and economics, and he engages with law and economics, as well as with the intellectual history of law. Cyril started his career in tech and architecture and is involved in several research projects in legal informatics with the “Live-In Lab” at The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He teaches jurisprudence, legal history, law and economics, normative ethics and research ethics. 

Research Interests

Legal Philosophy, Law and Technology, Intellectual History


Selection of recent and forthcoming publications:

“Bearing and Sharing Risk in the Swedish Welfare State”, in ed. Matthew Dyson, Regulating Risk through Private Law (Cambridge: Intersentia, 2018)

”The Influence of Ancient Greece on the Legal Systems of the West,” in Festschrift to Carl-Gustaf Spangenberg, (Uppsala: Iustus, 2019)

F. A. Hayek’s Critique of Legislation (Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2015)

”Smart Buildings: Law and Ethics,” in ed. Peter Wahlgren, Scandinavian Legal Studies, vol. 65 (Stockholm, 2018)

”The Legal Philosophy of Ingemar Hedenius”, in Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (Dordrecht: Springer, 2020)

(with Johan Danelius) “The Legislative Process in Sweden,” in ed. Ulrich Karpen and Helen Xanthaki, Legislation and Legistics in Europe, vol. 2, Legislation in Europe – A Country by Country Guide (Oxford, Portland: Hart publishing, 2019)

To Each His Own: An Intellectual History of Law (Stockholm: Dialogos, 2021)


Classical music, Sailing