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Report on University of Tokyo Studentship

Between June 26th and August 14th I have the privilege of working as a visiting research student at the University of Tokyo, with the generous support of the Dalai Lama Centre. I have been hosted by Professor Otabe Tanehisa of the Faculty of Letters, and am pursuing research on the … Continue reading

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Richard Sorabji to Become Honorary Fellow of the DLCC

We are delighted to announce that Sir Richard Sorabji, CBE FBA, Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, is to join the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion as an Honorary Fellow. Professor Sorabji, who is a recognised authority on the work of Aristotle and his tradition and on the philosophy of … Continue reading

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Empathy and the Constitution of the Self

Empathy and the Constitution of the Self in the Philosophy of Edith Stein Nikolas Prassas Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion Download PDF   The purpose of this paper is a modest one. I mean to offer an analysis of the concept of empathy as it is presented in the work … Continue reading

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Derek Parfit to become Honorary Fellow of the DLCC

The DLCC is delighted to announce that preeminent ethicist, Professor Derek Parfit, will be joining the centre as an Honorary Fellow. Professor Parfit is Emeritus Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, University of Oxford, and has taught as a visiting professor of philosophy at New York University, Harvard, and … Continue reading

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Thupten Jinpa, A Fearless Heart

On June 18th 2015 the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion hosted the distinguished Tibetan philosopher and chief English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thuptem Jinpa to speak about his new book A Fearless Heart. In this book Jinpa shows us how compassion can reduce stress and lead to … Continue reading

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Human Nature

Since classical antiquity the idea of human nature has played a central role in our understanding of ourselves and of our place in the world, providing the source of norms of conduct, as well as presenting a categorical framework for living a good, and fulfilled life. At the same time … Continue reading

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Compassion at the Interface of Self and Other

Any writer is familiar with the feeling of spending so long looking at a word on the page that it appears to be spelled incorrectly, even though they know it to be correct. Sartre describes the sensation of looking at your hand and it no longer appears to be the … Continue reading

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