Practical Ethics provides a daily ethical analysis of the latest developments in science, technology and other current affairs.





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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Practical Ethics in the News Blog Relaunched

We are pleased to announce the relaunch of the Practical Ethics in the News Blog following a period of technical problems.

read more...                                                                      26 Apr 2017

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Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics

We are pleased to announce the results of our 3rd annual student essay competition
read more...                                                                      02 Mar 2017

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Oxford Uehiro-St Cross Visiting Programme 2017-18

Graduate students, postdoctoral and senior academics ordinarily resident in Japan are invited to apply for a Visiting Student Scholarship Award.

read more...                                                                      27 Feb 2017


Series 6: The Philospher's Arms

The sixth series of The Philosopher's Arms now available on iPlayer.

read more...                                                                      01 Mar 2017

Latest open access publication

'Strong-willed but not successful: The importance of strategies in recovery from addiction' in Addictive Behaviors Reports

read more...                                                                      21 Feb 2017


Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow in Neuroethics to conduct collaborative research and related activities for the interdisciplinary research project 'BrainCom: Neuroprosthetics for speech' (funded by the European Commission).  More details here

Responsibility and Healthcare

Information on new research projects 'Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease' and 'Individual Responsibility and Healthcare' can be found here

Academic Visitors

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.

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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