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Professor Sir Roger Scruton died on 12 January 2020. Scruton was a supervisor and later a colleague of all three organisers of the Humane Philosophy Society and many times contributed to the Humane Philosophy Project including delivering the final address at its inaugu...

Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, a supporter of the HPP since its inauguration has posted a news item at its alumni page where HPP co-founder Mikolaj Slawkowski-Rode describes the origins of the HPP and our hopes for the future. 

The following interview was first published in Polish in Arttak 3 (10) 2014, a fine arts quarterly. The original English version of the interview appears here for the first time.Photography by Stanislaw Loba.

Front cover of Arttak 3 (10) 2014, featuring interview with R...

Nikolas Prassas studied English Literature at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford. He also holds a Masters degree in English Literature from the University of Oxford. His thesis examined John Ruskin's idea of beauty.




Paul Ricoeur's Poetics


The purpose of this sh...

Stephen Mulhall is a Professor of Philosophy, and a Tutorial Fellow of New College, Oxford. He was previously a Prize Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and a Reader in Philosophy at the University of Essex.







Philosophy, the University and the Politics of Culture


Anita Avramides is Reader in Philosophy of Mind, University of Oxford and Southover Manor Trust Fellow in Philosophy, St. Hilda’s College,  University of Oxford.










Introduction to the Grahame Lock Memorial Lecture


Before we listen to tonight’s lecture in honour o...

Francesco Maiolo is Assistant Professor in Political Theory and Politics Fellow at the University College of the University of Utrecht. His current research focuses on the development of sovereignty in the modern theories of recognition and the political thought of Mic...

Jonathan Price is PhD Fellow and Lecturer in legal philosophy at Leiden University's Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Law. He is also Tutor in philosophy and jurisprudence for Blackfriars, University of Oxford. He is editor of Politics & Poetics: a journal...

In Summer 2014 Roger Scruton delivered a talk entitled 'Towards a Humane Philosophy' for the Alpine Fellowship. Footage of the talk can be viewed below.


On November 15th 2014 the new Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion, based in Oxford, will hold an afternoon colloquium on 'The Ethics of Compassion'. The event is open to the public. A £5 registration fee is payable on the door. The event begins at 1:45pm and closes with a...

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