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My principal research interests lie in the philosophy of religion and intellectual history, in particular the following topics: religious love/the heart; 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. I am currently working on a project on the religious heart.
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 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/the heart, philosophical atheism, (Neo)Platonism (especially Cambridge Platonism), critiques of philosophical naturalism, and religious agnosticism.
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The Cambridge Platonists at the origins of Enlightenment: texts, debates, and reception (1650-1730) (Cambridge University Lead)
1/09/16 → 31/08/19
Leech, D., 2020, 'That Miracle of the Christian World' Origenism and Christian Platonism in Henry More. Hengstermann, C. (ed.). Münster: Aschendorff
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter in a book
Leech, D., 30 Oct 2020, Agnosticism: Explorations in Philosophy and Religious Thought. Hyman, G. & Fallon, F. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 107-139
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter in a book2 Citations (Scopus)
External Examiner for MA programme Department of Theology and Religious Studies King's College London
David Leech (Examiner)2019 → 2023
Activity: Examination types › External Examination and Supervision