Dr David Leech

MA Hons (St.And.), M.Phil (Cantab.), PhD (Cantab.)

  • BS8 1TB


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Personal profile

Research interests

My principal research interests lie in the philosophy of religion and intellectual history, in particular the following topics: religious love; Neoplatonism as a philosophical religion (especially Cambridge Platonism); religious experience; psychology and religion; philosophical atheism; contemporary forms of religious agnosticism; critiques of philosophical naturalism, religious or otherwise.

Research interests

Teaching information

My teaching, which builds on my research interests, addresses philosophical questions arising from the Abrahamic traditions of Christianity, Islam and Judaism, as well as non-theistic traditions such as Buddhism, and atheistic/agnostic positions. I teach units on the philosophy of religion, ethics, philosophical atheism/agnosticism, and Neoplatonism as the philosophical common ground of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic religious traditions. I also contribute to team-taught units including the Symposium, and Issues in Religion. 


Research interests

Research Supervision

I welcome enquiries from students wishing to pursue research in the areas of philosophy of religion and the history of philosophy of religion, the philosophy of love, philosophical atheism, (Neo)Platonism (especially Cambridge Platonism), psychology and religion, critiques of philosophical naturalism, and religious agnosticism.


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Research Output

Cosmopsychic Love

Leech, D., 2019, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference Paper

Defining Cambridge Platonism

Leech, D., 2019

Research output: Other contribution

Henry More and Descartes

Leech, D., 2019, Plotinus' Legacy: the Transformation of Platonism from the Renaissance to the Modern Era. Gersh, S. (ed.). Cambridge University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book


Manfried Lautenschlaeger Award

Leech, David (Recipient), Nov 2013

Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    More-Beaumont Workshop

    David Leech (Participant)


    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    External Examiner for PhD University of Middlesex

    David Leech (Examiner)


    Activity: Examination typesExternal Examination and Supervision

    AHRC end of project conference

    David Leech (Participant)


    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference