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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2006 addiction article is Google Classic

Julian Savulescu and Bennett Foddy's Bioethics paper on addiction and autonomy has been listed as a Google Classic for 2006.

read more...                                                                      15 Jun 2017

Nine Dots

James Williams wins Innovative Thinking prize

OUC affiliated student, James Williams, has been awarded the inaugural $100,000 Nine Dots Prize.

read more...                                                                      15 Jun 2017

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Free online article: The Future of Moral Enhancement

Writing in iai news, Julian Savulescu and Sylvia Terbeck ask whether prejudice is too powerful to be defeated by reason alone.

read more...                                                                      25 May 2017


Radio & Podcast: Michael Robillard on 'soldier enhancement'

Michael Robillard (OUC Research Fellow) discusses 'soldier enhancement' on Radio Sputnik

read more...                                                                      23 May 2017


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

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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