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Stefan Riedener becomes DLCC Research Fellow

The DLCC is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Stefan Riedener as a Research Fellow of the DLCC. Dr Riedener is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Zurich’s Centre for Ethics. He received his undergraduate degree in philosophy, German literature and mathematics from the University of Zurich, and … 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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Transhumanism Conference

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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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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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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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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Oxford Classes on Buddhist Ethics

This Hilary Term the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion will be offering a series of lectures introducing Buddhist ethics. The series will be delivered by Dr Dechen Rochard, Fellow of the DLCC. It will take place from 5:30pm-6:30pm on Wednesdays at Seminar Room East, Mansfield College with the first meeting taking place … 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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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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