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[update] Open lecture to the UW community as part of a mentoring visit: Dr. Ralph Weir (University of Lincoln)

Category: Events, I.1.1/IV.1.1

Under funding from the Mentoring Programme (Action I.1.1/IV.1.1), a lecture entitled “Science and the Soul” will be given by Dr. Ralph Weir of the University of Lincoln.

The lecture will be broadcast live via the ZOOM platform:


Meeting identifier: 965 6011 3453
Access code: 983966

The central question of the lecture will be, what a culturally and scientifically informed person should think about the idea of the soul? Dr Weir will discuss a number of common misconceptions and reflect on why the idea of the soul evokes such intense hostility in today’s intellectual climate. He will conclude by explaining why he thinks the idea of the soul is here to stay.

Dr Ralph Stefan Weir is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Lincoln, and an Associate Member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford. He is author of The Mind-Body Problem and Metaphysics: An Argument from Consciousness to Mental Substance (Routledge 2023).

The lecture at the invitation of the Department of Philosophy of Culture of the Faculty of Philosophy of the UW will be held on 15.11.2023 at 16:45 in the Maria Ossowska Hall (room 116) of the Faculty of Philosophy.