Professor Thomas D'Andrea MA (Cantab) PhD


  • Director, Institute for the Study of Philosophy, Politics and Religion (ISPPR)
  • Senior Fellow, Witherspoon Institute

Thomas D’Andrea’s current research interests are in the intersection between political representation, law, and the moral conscience. He is the author of Tradition, Rationality, and Virtue: the Thought of Alasdair MacIntyre (Ashgate: 2006) and has past publications in the field of moral and political philosophy, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion.

He was a James Madison Fellow at Princeton University in 2001-2002 and in 2006 the co-Director there of a National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Seminar on 'Natural Law and American Constitutionalism'. He continues to give an annual summer seminar in Princeton through the Witherspoon Institute on topics in natural law theory. He has had visiting positions at the University of St Andrews and the University of Chicago and lectured in philosophy at St Andrews and at the University of Notre Dame. 

In 2015 he received a major grant award from the Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education in Princeton to set up and direct the Institute for the Study of Philosophy, Politics, and Religion (ISPPR), a Cambridge-based research institute dedicated to the promotion of scholarship and scholarly exchange at the intersection of the disciplines of philosophy, religious belief, and politics.

He supports Chelsea FC from a distance and chamber music far and wide.