Ralph Weir


Academic Summary

  • BPhil (Philosophy) University of Oxford
  • MSt (Ancient Philosophy) University of Oxford
  • BA (Philosophy) University of Reading 

Ralph Stefan Weir is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Lincoln. He studied Ancient Philosophy (MSt) and Philosophy (BPhil) at the University of Oxford, and Philosophy (BA) at the University of Reading. He is currently completing a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. He also co-runs the Central and Eastern European Perspectives project at the University of Oxford, and teaches on the London Programmes at the University of Buckingham's Humanities Research Institute.

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Metaphysics
  • History of Philosophy 
  • Aesthetics


School of History and Heritage (University of Lincoln)
Humanities Research Institute (University of Buckingham)
Faculty of Philosophy (University of Cambridge) 


  • Does Idealism Solve the Problem of Consciousness?’ forthcoming in Farris, Joshua and Benedikt Göcke (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Idealism 
  • ‘Transhumanismus und die Metaphysik der menslichen Person’ in Göcke, Benedikt 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’, European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 12.1 (2016) 47-62 
  • ‘Physical Science and the Soul’, Proceedings of the First International Philosophical Dialogue «EAST-WEST», Macedonia, 2015