Ralph Weir is an Associate Member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion where he co-organises the project ‘New Horizons for Science and Religion in Central and Eastern Europe’ at the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion. He is also a permanent Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Lincoln and was previously Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Buckingham. He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge as well as a B.Phil. in Philosophy and M.St. in Ancient Philosophy from the University of Oxford. He has published research in philosophy of mind, metaphysics and philosophy of religion.
Faculty Research Area(s):
Philosophical Theology; Science & Religion
Research Centres & Projects:
Associate of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion.
Consultant for the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion and its flagship project Compassion Matters.
Publications & Research Outputs:
‘Can a Post-Galilean Science of Consciousness Avoid Substance Dualism?’ in the Journal of Consciousness Studies 28 (2021).
Co-edited with Benedikt Göcke, From Phenomenology to Metaphysics: the Philosophy of Stephen Priest, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2021.
‘Wittgenstein and the Mind as Absolute Interiority’ in Benedikt Göcke and Ralph Weir (eds.) From Phenomenology to Metaphysics: the Philosophy of Stephen Priest, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2021.
‘Transhumanism is Neither Probable nor Desirable’ forthcoming in Daniel Came ed. Transhumanism and Immortality.
‘Substance’ forthcoming in James Fieser and Bradley Dowden (eds.) Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2021.
‘Does Idealism Solve the Problem of Consciousness?’ in Joshua Farris and Benedikt Göcke (eds.) The Routledge Handbook on Idealism and Immaterialism. London: Routledge, 2021.
‘Transhumanismus und die Metaphysik der menslischen Person.’ in Benedikt Göcke and Frank Meier-Hamidi (eds.) Designobjekt Mensch: Die Agenda des Transhumanismus auf dem Prüfstand. Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder, 2018.
‘The Aspectual Shape of Value Experience and the Problem of Evil’, Synthesis Philosophica, 32.1 (2017) 21-29.
‘Relative Modality and the Ability to do Otherwise’, in the European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 12.1 (2016) 47-62.