Dewi Phillips, writer linked to Morriston, Swansea, South Wales
Professor Dewi Phillips
He was best known for his publications on the philosophy of religion, he had published articles in ethics, philosophy and literature and Welsh language publications in Welsh literature. Professor Phillips was very well respected, considered one of the most important philosophers of religion and morality in the world.
Connection: He was born in Morriston, Swansea in 1934.
He had a long academic career spanning five decades which began at Swansea Grammar School and the University College of Wales where he graduated in 1956 with first-class honours in philosophy. In 1958 he did a BLitt at Oxford before starting a career as a lecturer.