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...
Latest open access publication
'Moral Bioenhancement, Freedom and Reason' in Neuroethics, by Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescuread more... 30 Nov 2016
Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics
We are pleased to announce details of our 3rd annual student essay competition
read more... 01 Nov 2016
2016 Annual Uehiro Lectures
Audio files of Professor Shelly Kagan's 2016 Uehiro Lectures are now available to download.
Audio and video: Uehiro-Carnegie-Oxford Lecture
Audio and video resources of our Uehiro-Carnegie-Oxford lecture are now available.
Book Launch: Philosophers Take On the World
Edited by David Edmonds, with many contributions by OUC staff and affiliated researchers.
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Responsibility and Healthcare
Information on new research projects 'Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease' and 'Individual Responsibility and Healthcare' can be found here
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
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).