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Open Access Resources

Open Access

The Centre is committed to raising awareness of ethical issues in the broader community and stimulating debate in the public arena. To this end, the resources listed on these pages are freely available to the public, and include journal articles , our Journal of Practical Ethics and online lectures (MP3 and MP4).



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The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics was established in 2003 with the generous support of the Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education of Japan. It is an integral part of the philosophy faculty of Oxford University, one of the great centres of academic excellence in philosophical ethics.

Oxford is one of the world's great centres for philosophy. More than one hundred and fifty professional philosophers work in the University and its colleges, between them covering a vast range of subjects within philosophy.    read more...




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Latest open access publication

'The Ethics of Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa' in Neuroethics, by Hannah Maslen, Jonathan Pugh and Julian Savulescu

read more...                                                                      28 Sep 2015


Event: Cyberselves Symposium

Booking is now open for our two-day symposium on virtual reality, telepresence and associated technologies on 14 and 15 October. 

read more...                                                                      28 Sep 2015

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Practical Ethics Bites Podcasts for Schools

In the latest episode Brian Earp discusses the ethics of sexual orientation.


read more...                                                                      15 Jul 2015

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Announcement: 2015 Loebel Lectures

We are pleased to announce details of our 2015 Loebel Lectures, to be delivered by Professor Steven E Hyman. 

read more...                                                                      30 Jul 2015


The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics hosts scholars and students wishing to engage in research in practical and applied ethics as academic visitors. Applications are invited three times a year and are to be submitted at least one term in advance of the proposed dates of the visit. Further details here.



There are currently no vacancies.




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Prof Julian Savulescu