BPhil Classes in Practical Ethics

Trinity Term 2017

BPhil Classes in Practical Ethics

Professor J Savulescu (convenor)

MONDAYS, WEEK 1 – 8
11.00 A.M.- 1.00 P.M.
RYLE ROOM, FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY, RADCLIFFE INFIRMARY QUARTER

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Week One: 24 April
DISABILITY AND WELL-BEING
Josh Shepherd and Guy Kahane

Week Two: 1 May
RACIAL PROFILING
Josh Shepherd

Week Three: 8 May
GENETICS
Chris Gyngell and Tom Douglas

Week Four: 15 May
THE NOTION OF MORAL STATUS
Josh Shepherd and Guy Kahane

Week Five: 22 May
POVERTY
Toby Ord

Week Six: 29 May
NEUROINTERVENTION
Jonny Pugh and Tom Douglas

Week Seven: 5 June
KILLING IN WAR
Josh Shepherd and Mike Robillard

Week Eight: 12 June
MORAL STATUS & ANIMAL ETHICS
Toby Ord and Guy Kahane

 

 

Research Projects

neuron60x60

Established in January 2009, The Oxford Centre for Neuroethics (hosted by the Uehiro Centre) aims to address concerns about the effects neuroscience and neurotechnologies will have on various aspects of human life. Its research focuses on five key areas: cognitive enhancement; borderline consciousness and severe neurological impairment; free will, responsibility and addiction; the neuroscience of morality and decision making; applied neuroethics. See project website. ahrc60x60

Science and Religious Conflict: The past decade has seen an explosion in empirical work on moral reasoning. We are coming to understand how people's moral judgments are shaped by interactions with others in their society. There are good reasons for thinking that people's moral judgements are mostly intuitive (recent empirical work by Jonathan Haidt and his collaborators supports this view) and that people's intuitions are powerfully shaped by the institutions around them, including religious institutions. Free resources on project webpages.   

ISEThe Institute for Science and Ethics was established in June 2005 with funding from the Oxford Martin School. It is a research project based within the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Philosophy and is directed by Professor Julian Savulescu. The project has a multidisciplinary team, which includes expertise in medicine, philosophy, practical ethics, sociology and psychology. See project website.

Volkswagen StiftungThe interdisciplinary research project Intuition and Emotion in Moral Decision Making: Empirical Research and Normative Implications is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.  The project aims to elucidate the role of emotion and intuition in moral decision-making from an empirical, historical, and philosophical perspective. See project website.

 

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