Alec H

My Passion & How I Inspire

Philosophy involves thinking very carefully about hard questions and then expressing your take on them, clearly and persuasively. My aim is to equip students with the skills that allow them to do this—whatever topic they might be studying. Every student is different, but in each case my number one goal is to help students take pleasure in thinking for themselves about even the most difficult issues. To do this, I help students to read other authors with care, and to present those authors’ views accurately; I focus on students’ abilities to understand the questions they’re being asked, and the various dimensions involved in answering them; and I help students to be clear about what their own views are, along with developing their skills for stating and arguing for those views concisely and forcefully.

My Experience

I’ve taught Philosophy at University College London for 5 years, and have taught 1st 2nd and 3rd year students in both small tutorials of 1-3 students and larger seminars.

I have taught the following topics:

Applied Moral and Political Philosophy

Topics in Aristotle’s Philosophy

Moral Psychology


The Philosophy of Mind


Kant’s Theoretical Philosophy

Morality and Literature

Subjects That I Teach

  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy - A-Level
  • Philosophy - Undergraduate
  • Religious Studies
  • Religious Studies - A-Level
  • Religious Studies - Undergraduate

My Qualifications

Currently a PhD student in Philosophy

University College London

BPhil in Philosophy

University of Oxford

(the BPhil is a two-year research Master’s; it’d be called an MPhil anywhere else!)

BA in Philosophy: 1st Class Hons.

University College London

I was awarded a place on the Dean’s List

A-Level in History: A

A-Level in Politics: A

A-Level in Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics): A

A-Level in Chemistry: A

Beauchamp College, Leics.

My Video Introduction

Fun fact

This fell well-outside my remit as a philosopher, but I once fed a leopard!