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Lloyd Strickland

Professor of Philosophy and Intellectual History, Manchester Metropolitan University

Lloyd Strickland is Professor of Philosophy and Intellectual History at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). He completed his B.A. at Lancaster University and his M.A. at the University of Sheffield, before returning to Lancaster where he obtained his PhD. Before joining Manchester Metropolitan University, he taught Philosophy at Lancaster University, the University of Central Lancashire, and the University of Wales, Lampeter.

His principal research interests are Early Modern Philosophy (particularly Leibniz), and Philosophy of Religion. He has published numerous articles on both fields, as well as twelve books: Leibniz Reinterpreted (2006), Shorter Leibniz Texts (2006), Leibniz and the Two Sophies (2011), Leibniz's Monadology (2014), Leibniz on God and Religion (2016), Tercentenary Essays on the Philosophy and Science of Leibniz (2017, with Erik Vynckier and Julia Weckend), The Philosophical Writings of Prémontval (2018), Proofs of God in Early Modern Europe (2018), Leibniz's Legacy and Impact (2019, with Julia Weckend), Leibniz's Key Philosophical Writings: A Guide (2020, with Paul Lodge), 100 Awesome Lateral Thinking Puzzles (2022), and Leibniz on Binary: The Invention of Computer Arithmetic (2022, with Harry Lewis). He also runs a website which contains many of his translations of Leibniz’s writings:

He has also worked as a Marketing Manager for an I.T. support company, and as a freelance I.T. consultant.


  • 2011–present
    Reader in Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University