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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

'Moral Bioenhancement, Freedom and Reason' in Neuroethics, by Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu

read 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

Professor Shelly Kagan

2016 Annual Uehiro Lectures

Audio files of Professor Shelly Kagan's 2016 Uehiro Lectures are now available to download.

read more...                                                                      22 Nov 2016

Michael Ignatieff

Audio and video: Uehiro-Carnegie-Oxford Lecture

Audio and video resources of our Uehiro-Carnegie-Oxford lecture are now available.

read more...                                                                      01 Dec 2016


Book Launch: Philosophers Take On the World

Edited by David Edmonds, with many contributions by OUC staff and affiliated researchers.

read more...                                                                      10 Oct 2016

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

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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