Practical Ethics provides a daily ethical analysis of the latest developments in science, technology and other current affairs.

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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HowTheLightGetsIn 2014

OUC Distinguished Research Fellow, Janet Radcliffe Richards, to participate in this years' HowTheLightGetsIn festival

read more...                                                                      15 Apr 2014

The Justification of Religious Violence

New publication: The Justification of Religious Violence

Steve Clarke's latest book, produced from the AHRC funded 'Science and Religious Conflict' project, to be published next month.

read more...                                                                      26 Mar 2014

Latest open access publication

"Psychopaths and blame: The argument from content" in Philosophical Psychology by Neil Levy

read more...                                                                      19 Mar 2014

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Vacancy: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Moral Philosophy

Applications are invited for a two-year Research Fellowship in Applied Moral Philosophy with Wellcome Trust-funded project ‘Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention: An Ethical Analysis’.

read more...                                                                      18 Mar 2014


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.




Bioliberation Video

Bioliberation or Biothreat
Prof Julian Savulescu