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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Latest open access publication

'The outcome of treatment limitation discussions in newborns with brain injury' (Marcus Brecht and Dominic Wilkinson)

read more...                                                                      17 Dec 2014

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Oxford gets Top Ranking in 'Philosophical Gourmet' Report

We are pleased to report that Applied Ethics at Oxford has been ranked top by the latest 'Philosophical Gourmet' report

read more...                                                                      10 Dec 2014


Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics

Graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled at the University of Oxford in any subject are invited to enter the Oxford Uehiro Prize... 

read more...                                                                      11 Dec 2014


Practical Ethics Blog reaches one million readers

We are pleased to announce that OUC's Practical Ethics blog has attracted over one million individual readers since its inception in January 2011 

read more...                                                                      14 Nov 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.



There are currently no vacancies.




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