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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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Michael Ignatieff

Uehiro-Carnegie-Oxford Lecture in Practical Ethics

Professor Michael Ignatieff to deliver a special lecture 'Human Rights, Global Ethics and the Ordinary Virtues' in October 2016.

read more...                                                                      14 Jun 2016

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Oxford Uehiro-St Cross Visiting Programme 2016-17

Graduate students, postdoctoral and senior academics ordinarily resident in Japan are invited to apply for a Visiting Student Scholarship Award.

read more...                                                                      28 Apr 2016


New Publication: Philosophers Take On the World

Edited by David Edmonds, with many contributions by OUC staff and affiliated researchers.

read more...                                                                      18 Apr 2016

Professor Shelly Kagan

Announcement: 2016 Uehiro Lectures

We are pleased to announce that Professor Shelly Kagan (Yale University) will deliver the 2016 Uehiro Lectures in November 2016.

read more...                                                                      06 Jul 2016

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.



There are currently no vacancies.




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