BA Philosophy. Class of 1958. Thinker. Educator. Wittgensteinian Philosopher.
Professor Dewi Zephaniah Phillips' teachers at Swansea inspired an untiring devotion to philosophy. His research interests included the philosophy of religion, ethics, philosophy and literature, Simone Weil, Søren Kierkegaard, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. He contributed much to Swansea University's reputation as a centre of Wittgenstein's philosophy. Indeed, Phillips's distinctive contribution to philosophy, and a handful of other philosophers associated with Swansea, was recognised among professional philosophers as the 'Swansea School' of philosophy.
Outside philosophy and academia, his commitment to the language and culture of Wales was clear. He was instrumental in the founding of the Taliesin Arts Centre on the university campus in Swansea, and promoted the use of the Welsh language in local schools. He was honoured by membership of the Gorsedd Circle of the National Eisteddfod.
Phillips died of a heart attack in Swansea University Library, on 25 July 2006. He was 71.
Taken form the Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewi_Zephaniah_Phillips