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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.

Compassion Talks at Brighton College

As part of a planned Compassion For Schools initiative, Alex Norman, Director DLCC, spent the morning of October 18th with children of various ages at Brighton College, speaking about the ethics of compassion. In his Assembly address, he described how as an infant the Dalai Lama was identified as the … Continue reading

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Communicating Values Today

DLCC Fellow Dr Mikolaj Sławkowski-Rode has been invited to give a keynote address to the European bishops responsible for social communications on the theme of communicating values today. This event will take place in Glasgow, November 2016. In addition to being a Fellow of the DLCC Dr Sławkowski-Rode member of the … Continue reading

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DLCC Fellow Charles Taylor Awarded Berggruen Prize

Charles Taylor, Senior Research Fellow of the DLCC, has been named winner of the inaugural Berggruen Prize. The Berggruen prize of $1 million is awarded by the Berggruen Institute annually to a thinker whose ideas are of broad significance for shaping human self-understanding and the advancement of humanity. According the … Continue reading

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Why is Aristotle Relevant to Modern Economics?

On the afternoon of 28th October 2016 Professor Kenneth Stikkers will deliver a guest lecture for the DLCC entitled ‘Why is Aristotle Relevant to Modern Economics?’ Attendance at this event is free and open to the public. Those wishing to attend are asked to register by email to ralph@dlccoxford.org to help … Continue reading

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International Summer School, Croatia

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In the coming week four Fellows of the DLCC, Dr. Dr. Benedikt Goecke, Samuel Hughes, Dr. Mikolaj Slawkowski-Rode, and Ralph Weir will be teaching at an international summer school at Sveti Kriz, near Trogir, Croatia. The summer school will bring together students from across Europe to discuss responses to evil in … Continue reading

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Ethical Disagreement Across Cultures

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Ethical Disagreement Across Cultures: The Case of Japan Samuel Hughes Fellow of the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion Download PDF One of the questions that has attracted interest from both Europeans and Japanese people since the Meiji Restoration has been how great the differences in European and Japanese ethical life … Continue reading

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Oxford Seminars on the Dalai Lama’s Ethics

This Michaelmas Term the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion will be offering a series of seminars exploring His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s thought on ethics and related areas. The series will be conducted by Paul Lodge, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford and Senior Research Fellow of the … Continue reading

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Director Visits Dharamsala

This week the Director of the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion, Alex Norman, arrives in Dharamsala for a month long visit. During this time he will be staying at the house of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s brother Ngari Rinpoche and meeting with His Holiness the the Dalai Lama and other … Continue reading

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Pluralism in Japanese ethics

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Pluralism in Japanese ethics Samuel Hughes Fellow of the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion Download PDF Perhaps the most famous ethicist in the Japanese tradition is Watsuji Tetsurō, who worked at the Universities of Kyoto and Tokyo in the early twentieth century.  Watsuji was a peripheral member of a larger … Continue reading

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Compassion and the Moral Law

Compassion and the Moral Law Carl Hildebrand University College, University of Oxford Download PDF The idea of an ethics of compassion appeals powerfully to our common sense; it seems at once noble and nurturing, and to connect with our everyday experience of the moral life. How shall I respond to … Continue reading

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