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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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DLCC Reception, The Charterhouse

Last week, in the Elizabethan splendour of the Great Chamber of London’s Charterhouse, an evening reception hosted by world-renowned actress and activist Joanna Lumley marked the launch of the DLCC’s major fundraising programme. The event also marked the launch of its Compassion Matters programme, in partnership with the Dragon School, … Continue reading

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Conference: Transhumanism

On 3rd-8th April 2017 DLCC Fellow Dr. Dr. Benedikt Göcke has organised a wide ranging conference on the theme of transhumanism. This event will also feature a talk by DLCC Fellow Ralph Weir. Transhumanism is the thesis that we should deploy the means provided by the sciences to change human nature and … 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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Death of DLCC Fellow, Derek Parfit

Death of DLCC Fellow, Derek Parfit DLCC Fellow and Emeritus Professor of All Souls College, University of Oxford, Derek Parfit died on 1st January 2017. Professor Parfit was an immensely influential ethicist whose groundbreaking work served to define several ongoing discussions. His 1984 book, Reasons and Persons advanced challenging arguments … Continue reading

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DLCC Lecture, Simon Baron-Cohen

On 16th January 2017 DLCC Fellow, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen will deliver a talk entitled ‘Zero Degrees of Empathy’ on the psychology of empathy. This event is free and open to the public and will take place in the Danson Room, Trinity College, Oxford from 1:30pm-3:00pm. A sandwich lunch will be … Continue reading

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The Quality of Mercy

On Friday 2nd December, the poet Lemn Sissay will deliver the 6th annual lecture of The Forgiveness Project on the topic The Quality of Mercy. The Forgiveness Project, an organisation founded by DLCC Fellow Marina Cantacuzino uses the real stories of victims and perpetrators to explore concepts of forgiveness, and to encourage … 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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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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