Dr Stephen Leach

Title: Senior Research Assistant in Philosophy
Phone: +44 (0)1782 734315
Email: s.d.leach@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBB 2.014
Role: Coordinating and assisting in research activities; also some undergraduate teaching
Contacting me: Via email
Stephen leach

After working in archaeology, I began to study philosophy whilst at the Open University.  I graduated from the Open University with a BA (Hons) in 2000; and I was awarded an MA in philosophy from Sheffield University in 2002.  In 2008 I was awarded a PhD from Keele University for a thesis on the philosophy of R.G. Collingwood.

I am interested in all the major sub-disciplines of philosophy, and outside of philosophy I have interests (and publications) in archaeological theory, the history of archaeology, and art history.

My areas of specialisation are:

  • Metaphilosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Action

Selected Publications

  • Leach S. 2017. L. S. Klejn and R. G. Collingwood on History, Archaeology, and Detection. JOURNAL OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY, vol. 11(3), 391-407. doi>
  • Tartaglia JPF and Leach S (Eds.). 2016. Consciousness and the Great Philosophers: What would they have said about our Mind-Body Problem?. Routledge.
  • Leach SD and Connelly J. 2014. R.G. Collingwood: A Research Companion. London: Bloomsbury.
  • Rorty R. Leach S and Tartaglia J (Eds.). 2014. Richard Rorty: Mind, Language, and Metaphilosophy: Philosophical Papers. Cambridge University Press.
  • Leach SD and Abin E. 2013. Bernard Williams and R.G. Collingwood: a difference in philosophical method. In The Moral Philosophy of Bernard Williams. Perry A (Ed.). Nescastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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Books

  • Tartaglia JPF and Leach S (Eds.). 2016. Consciousness and the Great Philosophers: What would they have said about our Mind-Body Problem?. Routledge.
  • Leach SD and Connelly J. 2014. R.G. Collingwood: A Research Companion. London: Bloomsbury.
  • Rorty R. Leach S and Tartaglia J (Eds.). 2014. Richard Rorty: Mind, Language, and Metaphilosophy: Philosophical Papers. Cambridge University Press.
  • Leach SD. 2009. The Foundations of History: Collingwood’s Analysis of Historical Explanation. Exeter: Academic Imprints.
  • Tartaglia JPF and Leach S (Eds.). The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers. Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Leach S. 2017. L. S. Klejn and R. G. Collingwood on History, Archaeology, and Detection. JOURNAL OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY, vol. 11(3), 391-407. doi>
  • Leach SD. Pyrrhonian Skepticism and the Mirror of Nature. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, vol. 27(4).
  • Leach SD. 2012. ‘Roman England’: R.G. Collingwood’s Correspondence with Harold Bruff. Collingwood and British Idealism Studies: incorporating Bradley Studies, vol. 18(1), 81-95.
  • Leach SD. 2012. Review of Essays on Skepticism by Anthony Brueckner. Philosophy in Review, vol. 32(3), 79-81.
  • Leach SD. 2012. Review of The Oxford Handbook of Scepticism by John Greco. Philosophy in Review, vol. 32(6), 471-474.
  • Leach SD. 2011. Bernard Williams on R.G. Collingwood: Distinctions and Assimilations. Theoretical and Applied Ethics, vol. 1(3), 30-35.
  • Leach SD. 2011. Buried Romance: Articles and Letters by R.G. Collingwood in the National Press. Collingwood and British Idealism Studies: incorporating Bradley Studies, vol. 17(2), 151-188.
  • Leach SD. 2011. History, Ethics and Philosophy: Bernard Williams’ Appraisal of R.G. Collingwood. Journal of the Philosophy of History, vol. 5, 36-53.
  • Leach SD. 2008. Collingwood’s Ontological Argument. Collingwood and British Idealism Studies: incorporating Bradley Studies, vol. 14, 93-110.

Chapters

  • Leach SD and Abin E. 2013. Bernard Williams and R.G. Collingwood: a difference in philosophical method. In The Moral Philosophy of Bernard Williams. Perry A (Ed.). Nescastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

I lead undergraduate seminars on the philosophy of mind and on logic and also help to run the reading group of Keele’s forum for philosophical research.

Aside from my work at Keele, I also work as a research assistant to Professor James Connelly of Hull University who is writing a biography of R.G. Collingwood. Outside of my involvement with contemporary philosophy I have also published articles on the Russian archaeological theorist Leo S. Klejn and on the eighteenth century artist Joseph Wright of Derby.

For further information go to:  http://keele.academia.edu/StephenLeach