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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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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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Audio: Why Worry About Future Generations?

Audio files of the 2015 Annual Uehiro Lectures now available.


read more...                                                                      01 Feb 2016


New Publication: Finding Consciousness: The Neuroscience, Ethics, and Law of Severe Brain Damage

Edited by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, with chapters by OUC staff.

read more...                                                                      27 Jan 2016


Latest issue of JPE now out

The latest issue of the Journal of Practical Ethics, our open access journal in moral and political philosophy, is now available online. 

read more...                                                                      23 Dec 2015


How much would you pay to live an extra year?

Read Dominic Wilkinson's recent piece, published in The Conversation.


read more...                                                                      03 Dec 2015


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.



There are currently no vacancies.




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