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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Free article on moral bioenhancement

Read free article 'The Irrelevance of a Moral Right to Privacy for Biomedical Moral Enhancement' by Ingmar Persson & Julian Savulescu
read more...                                                                      07 Sep 2017


Event Announcement: 2017 Annual Uehiro Lectures

2017 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics will be delivered on 6, 8 and 10 November 2017 by Professor Larry Temkin
read more...                                                                      07 Sep 2017

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Center for World University Rankings: Oxford tops Ethics rankings

Oxford scores top marks in world rankings in Ethics, and second in Medical Ethics

read more...                                                                      07 Aug 2017


Links to resources on the Charlie Gard Case

The ethics of treatment for Charlie Gard: resources for students/media, including legal materials, blogs, articles, YouTube interviews etc

read more...                                                                      19 Jul 2017


YouTube: Savulescu and Wilkinson on the Charlie Gard case

Julian Savulescu argues in favour of, and Dominic Wilkinson against experimental treatment for Charlie Gard.

read more...                                                                      17 Jul 2017


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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

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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