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...
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
Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics
We are pleased to announce the results of our 3rd annual student essay competition
read more... 02 Mar 2017
Oxford Uehiro-St Cross Visiting Programme 2017-18
read more... 27 Feb 2017
Series 6: The Philospher's Arms
The sixth series of The Philosopher's Arms now available on iPlayer.
read more... 01 Mar 2017
Latest open access publication
'Strong-willed but not successful: The importance of strategies in recovery from addiction' in Addictive Behaviors Reports
read more... 21 Feb 2017
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Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow in Neuroethics to conduct collaborative research and related activities for the interdisciplinary research project 'BrainCom: Neuroprosthetics for speech' (funded by the European Commission). More details here
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
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).