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Dr Michael Lacewing

Dr Michael Lacewing Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7795 4223


I was born and grew up in India. I studied philosophy at the University of Manchester, then Corpus Christi College, College, and then the University of Reading.
Alongside my work at Heythrop, I have been Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at University College, London since July 2010, teaching on their MSc Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies. I am currently a member of both the British Philosophical Association’s Executive Committee and the Institute of Philosophy’s management committee.
I have worked with students and teachers of A level philosophy since 2003 – see below.

Current teaching

Further issues in Moral Psychology and Metaethics
Psychoanalysis Assessed
Philosophy of Mind and Psychology
Teaching Philosophy
I also run a weekly seminar for research students in philosophy

Research Interests

Additional Areas of Interest

  • Moral Psychology and Metaethics, esp. Moral Epistemology; Virtue Ethics; A level Philosophy


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Other information

I give talks to schools and organize conferences for students and INSET days for teachers of the AS and A2 levels in philosophy and in religious studies. I have written five textbooks, published by Routledge, for the new AQA Philosophy syllabus. The latest is Philosophy for AS: Epistemology and Philosophy of Religion (see the companion website
For further information, or to make a booking for a conference, please visit my website,

My other interests include Philosophy for Children.