Dr Simon Hewitt

Dr Simon Hewitt


  • Programme Manager -BA PER/ TRS/ RPS
  • Programme Manager - MA PRE
  • Director - Centre for Philosophy of Religion

Research interests

I am the author of Negative Theology and Philosophical Analysis (2020), which develops an apophatic philosophy of religion, that is a philosophy of religion which claims that there is a fundamental sense in which we do not know what God is. I am also the author of a short book on Christianity and Marxism (2020). I am currently working on the idea that Marx can be understood, in contemporary terms, as a philosopher of economics, and that thus understood he can inform current debates in the philosophy of economics.

I am interested in supervising PhD students working on any of my research interests.

For more details of my work, see my website.

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  • PhD (London), MA (London), MA (Oxford), BSc(Hons) Econ.

Professional memberships

  • Aristotelian Society
  • British Society for the Philosophy of Religion
  • Conference of Socialist Economists
  • Association for Symbolic Logic

Student education

I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Philosophy of Religion and Theology
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