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 2002 with the 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.  We research a broad range of topics in practical ethics and moral philosophy. Core areas of expertise include Bioethics especially cloning, stem cell research and genetics, Medical ethics, Neuroethics, Just War Theory and terrorism, Business ethics, International justice.


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Other audio material

  • Earp, B., (2015), 'Medicalization of Love'. Podcast for Smart Drug Smarts (25 September)
  • Isdale, W., Koplin, J., Bhatia, N., Savulescu, J. and Singer, P., (2015). "Public Forum:  Solving the organ crisis ethically".  A panel of experts join Peter Singer to discuss Australian organ donation rates and examine the ethics of a broad range of policies that have been proposed to increase these rates. University of Melbourne, Australia.  Audio (MP3)  |  Event webpage 
  • Savulescu, J., (2014). "Making nice: Julian Savulescu and the case for moral bioenhancement" Philosopher and bioethicist Julian Savulescu joins host Peter Mares for a conversation on the potential for moral bioenhancement through direct brain stimulation, pharmacology or genetics, and the ethical implications of such interventions.  Up Close is an online, audio talk show of research, opinion and analysis, presented in English, from the University of Melbourne, Australia.  Audio (MP3)  |  Transcript