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Compassion, Institutions and the Law

Reflections on the Law and Compassion Colloquium on Monday the 11th of June 2018 On Monday the 11th of June, Politics and Poetics organized a colloquium on the topic of Compassion and Law with sponsorship from the DLCC and other organisations. The colloquium started with a joint lecture from Jonathan … Continue reading

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Law and Compassion

The DLCC has teamed up with the journal Politics & Poetics and other sponsors to hold an afternoon colloquium on Monday the 11th of June, between 4-7 p.m., in the Aula of  Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. The topic is ‘Law and Compassion‘. This event is co-sponsored by the DLCC, The Humane Philosophy … Continue reading

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Compassion, Spirituality and Psychopathology Paper

This week the DLCC published an article by DLCC Fellow, Dr Connie Svob on the connections between compassion, spirituality, and psychopathology. The article reviews empirical research conducted by Svob and others, and advances evidence for the positive effects of compassion for mental health. Dr Svob’s work builds on evidence that … Continue reading

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Transhumanism Publication

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

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Compassion and Mourning

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

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Compassion, Spirituality, and Psychopathology

A Global Perspective on the Relation between Compassion, Spirituality, and Psychopathology Connie Svob Columbia University Download PDF There has been a growing interest in the link between spirituality and psychopathology, including increasing evidence that spirituality may be protective against various aspects of mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, … Continue reading

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More on Compassion for Schools

The DLCC’s Compassion for Schools project announced here is progressing fast with several classes already in development. Further information about the initiative is provided below. The purpose of the Compassion for Schools project is to introduce secular ethics into primary and secondary education in the UK and beyond. Today’s world … Continue reading

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Ancient Wisdom: Modern World

Reflections on Professor Paul Lodge’s Michaelmas 2016 seminars on the Dalai Lama’s Ethics In Michaelmas term 2016, the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion (DLCC) sponsored a public seminar series led by DLCC Fellow Professor Paul Lodge, based on the Dalai Lama’s 1999 book, Ancient Wisdom, Modern World: Ethics for a New … Continue reading

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Compassion for Schools

We are very pleased to announce a new and exciting project, Compassion for Schools. We are further delighted to announce that the project will be developed during the coming year in partnership with the renowned Dragon School in Oxford. Regular readers will recall that during August 2016, the Director of … Continue reading

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Personal Virtue and Economics

Reflections Professor Kenneth Stikkers’ October 28th lectures for the DLCC On Friday 28th of October I had the pleasure of hearing Professor Kenneth Stikkers speak on the philosophy of economics for the DLCC. Both of Professor Stikkers’ talks focussed on the question whether, contrary to classical economic theory, personal virtue has … Continue reading

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