Author Archives: Ralph Weir
About Ralph Weir
Ralph Weir is a Visiting Lecturer in philosophy at The University of Buckingham, and lectures in aesthetics at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford. He has also taught epistemology, ancient philosophy, and ancient Greek language, and has contributed to conferences and workshops in the UK, USA, and Europe. These include plenary talks for the ‘Science and Personal Action’ conference, MIT, 2015, and the First International Philosophical Dialogue, «EAST-WEST», Skopje, 2015.
He holds a BPhil in Philosophy and an MSt in Ancient Philosophy from the University of Oxford and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Reading. His doctoral research at the University of Cambridge concerns the philosophy of mind and is funded by an AHRC scholarship. In addition to his work for the Dalai Lama Centre, he is co-founder of the Humane Philosophy Project, a collaboration between the Universities of Oxford and Warsaw organising high profile conferences, seminars, and accredited philosophy courses.
We are pleased to announce the publication of Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: A Commentary on Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim Chenmo; Vol. 5 Insight by Geshe Lhundub Sopa with DLCC Fellow Dr Dechen Rochard. Steps on the Path to Enlightenment is a comprehensive commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo, the most famous work of … Continue reading
The DLCC is delighted to announce the publication of a new volume on the ethics of transhumanism by Verlag Herder in Germany. The volume is edited by DLCC Fellow, Dr Benedikt Göcke, and builds on Dr Göcke’s previous research for the DLCC on compassion and transhumanism. It brings together papers … Continue reading
The trustees of the DLCC wish to recruit an Executive Director to run its Compassion Matters project, an initiative aimed at providing highly engaging and inspirational course materials to support the teaching of ethics to children in primary and secondary schools. The successful candidate will work with the DLCC’s existing … Continue reading
Compassion and Mourning: the costs and benefits of emotional involvement Emotional involvement in others’ suffering comes at a cost. An obvious example is the ‘compassion fatigue’ felt by care-workers who have to deal with the emotional strain caused by exposure to human suffering on a daily basis. This kind of experience is … Continue reading
On Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th of September 2017 the Director of the DLCC, Alex Norman, accompanied by a small group of DLCC personnel attended Children in Crossfire’s (CiC) Compassion in Action conference, a celebration of the charity’s 20 years of activities. Children in Crossfire was founded by DLCC Fellow, … Continue reading
DLCC Fellow Professor Benedikt Göcke’s research for the DLCC on the ethics of transhumanism has recently been published in leading philosophy of religion journal, Faith and Philosophy. In this paper Professor Göcke discusses the implications of Christian ethics for transhumanism. In a forthcoming piece Göcke examines the relationship between compassion generally, … Continue reading
The DLCC is delighted to announce the successful piloting of its Compassion Matters course at the Dragon School, Oxford, on 19 th June 2017. Entitled simply ‘What is Compassion?’ the pilot opened with a whole school Assembly featuring a film, specially commissioned from the respected Green Lions production company, called … Continue reading
The DLCC is very pleased to announcement that it has taken on a new intern and Visiting Fellow, Alex Moran. The Arts and Humanities Research Council UK has awarded funding to support an 8 month placement during which Alex will work closely with the other personnel at the Centre. His first … Continue reading
The DLCC invites participants to join us for a conference on the 24th and 25th September on the Value of the Humanities. The conference will present output of the AHRC Research Project on the value of the humanities at the University of Cambridge 2016–17 alongside contributions from leading thinkers including philosopher … Continue reading
The DLCC is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Stefan Riedener as a Research Fellow of the DLCC. Dr Riedener is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Zurich’s Centre for Ethics. He received his undergraduate degree in philosophy, German literature and mathematics from the University of Zurich, and … Continue reading