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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.
Status, Shame and Dignity Samuel Hughes Fellow of the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion Download PDF Perhaps the most famous book on ethics in Japan is The Sword and the Chrysanthemum, written by the American anthropologist Ruth Benedict on the basis of research conducted during the Pacific War. Interestingly The … Continue reading
DLCC Honorary Fellow, Sculptor in Ordinary for Scotland, Sandy Stoddart has recently been interviewed by DLCC Fellow Mikolaj Slawkowski-Rode for the Polish magazine Arttak. An English language version of the interview will soon be available at www.humanephilosophy.com. Related posts: No related posts.
The judging panel of the 2016 DLCC competition have now reached their decision. First prize has been awarded to Carl Hildebrand for his essay ‘Compassion and the Moral Law’. Joint second prizes have been awarded to Natasha Bailey for her essay ‘The Question of “Mens feeding on Flesh”: Early Modern … Continue reading
We are delighted to announce that the DLCC will co-sponsor the upcoming conference, ‘The Philosophy of Iris Murdoch’. This event will take place on 11th June, Seminar Room East, Mansfield College, Oxford, and will consider a number of different themes from the philosophical writings of Iris Murdoch including: Justin Broackes … Continue reading
Submissions to the 2016 Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion essay competition have now been passed on to our expert judging panel. The large number of very high quality essays will be carefully assessed over the coming days, and the three prize winners can expect to be announced shortly. The best … Continue reading
The following highlights video from His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 2015 visit to the DLCC has been prepared by First Sight Media. Related posts: Video: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to Oxford His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Visit to the DLCC Photo Gallery
We deeply regret that, following recent medical treatment, the upcoming visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the United Kingdom has been cancelled on doctor’s orders. He is expected to make a full recovery. As a result, the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion’s April 15th events will no longer … Continue reading
The DLCC is delighted to announce that Imam Monawar Hussain has agreed to join its board of advisors. Monawar read Theology at the University of Oxford and trained as an Imam under the late Shaykh Dr Zaki Badawi KBE. He is the Imam at Eton College and Muslim Chaplain and … Continue reading
UPDATE: We deeply regret that, following recent medical treatment, the upcoming visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the United Kingdom has been cancelled on doctor’s orders. The committee of the DLCC have determined that the essay competition will go ahead with a new date at which prizes will … Continue reading
The Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion is pleased to announce that on Friday the 20th of November 2015 it officially received its charity number from the Charity Commission for England and Wales. This is an important step in the DLCC’s progress towards becoming a leading research centre, with a permanent … Continue reading