Practical Ethics provides a daily ethical analysis of the latest developments in science, technology and other current affairs.
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 and online lectures (MP3 and MP4).
Details of our collaborative projects can be found here.
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...
The Why Factor (BBC World Service)
Disgust is something that we all experience, but what purpose does it serve? And what role does it play in our moral judgements?read more... 16 May 2013
Latest open access publication
'Cold or Calculating? Reduced Activity in the Subgenual Cingulate Reflects Decreased Aversion to Harming in Counterintuitive Utilitarian Judgment' in Cognitionread more... 18 Apr 2013
An ethical education: why Gonski is a moral issue
Julian Savulescu and Will Isdale (former OUC visiting student) have written a piece on Australia's proposed schools funding reform in The Conversationread more... 11 Apr 2013
Oxford Uehiro-St Cross Visiting Student Scholarshipread more... 21 Mar 2013
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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.
- 24th May 2013 5:00pm-6:30pm TT13 Uehiro & OCN Seminar: Jeanette Kennett
- 28th May 2013 11:00am-1:00pm TT13 BPhil Classes in Practical Ethics
- 28th May 2013 5:00pm-6:30pm Practical ethics and the social organization of sex: TT13 Week 6
Bioliberation or Biothreat
Prof Julian Savulescu