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The Journal of Practical Ethics is an open access journal in moral and political philosophy (and related areas), published twice a year by the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. Freely available. Read online or download here:

Journal of Practial Ethics 5(1), June 2017

Structural Injustice and the Place of Attachment, Lea Ypi, pp 1-21
Accepting Collective Responsibility for the Future, Stephen M. Gardiner, pp 22-52
The Death Penalty Debate: Four Problems and New Philosophical Perspectives, Masaki Ichinose, pp 53-80

Journal of Practical Ethics 4(2), December 2016
The Greatest Vice?, Hugh LaFollette, pp 1-24
Ignorance, Humility and Vice, Cecile Fabre, pp 25-30
Humanity’s Collective Ownership of the Earth and Immigration, Mathias Risse, pp 31-66
Twenty Questions, Peter Singer, pp 67-78
Necessity and Liability: On an Honour-Based Justification for Defensive Harming, Joseph Bowen, pp 79-93
Consistent Vegetarianism and the Suffering of Wild Animals, Thomas M. Sittler-Adamczewski, pp 94-102

Journal of Practical Ethics 4(1), June 2016
Dilemmas of Political Correctness, Dan Moller, pp 1-22
Offsetting Class Privilege, Holly Lawford-Smith, pp 23-51
Unjust Wars Worth Fighting For, Victor Tadros, pp 52-78
The Economics of Morality, Dillon Bowen, pp 80-103
Going Viral: Vaccines, Free Speech, and the Harm Principle, Miles Unterreiner, pp 104-120

Journal of Practical Ethics 3(2), December 2015
Less Blame, Less Crime? The Practical Implications of Moral Responsibility Skepticism, Neil Levy, pp 1-17
Common Morality, Human Rights, and Multiculturalism in Japanese and American Bioethics, Tom L. Beauchamp, pp 18-35
Editorial: Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics Winning Essays, p 36
Should we Prohibit Breast Implants? Collective Moral Obligations in the Context of Harmful and Discriminatory Social Norms, Jessica Laimann, pp 37-60
How Should Vegans Live?, Xavier Cohen, pp 61-65

Journal of Practical Ethics 3(1), June 2015
Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Fairness, F. M. Kamm, pp 1-14
The Elements of Well-Being, Brad Hooker, pp 15-35
Motives to Assist and Reasons to Assist: the Case of Global Poverty, Simon Keller, pp 37-63 

Journal of Practical Ethics 2(2), December 2014
How Theories of Well-Being Can Help Us Help, Valerie Tiberius, pp 1-19
What can we learn from happiness surveys?, Edward Skidelsky, pp 20-32
Indirect Discrimination Is Not Necessarily Unjust, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, pp 33-57

Journal of Practical Ethics 2(1), June 2014
Church-State Separation, Healthcare Policy, and Religious Liberty, Robert Audi, pp 1-23
Taking Humour (Ethics) Seriously, But Not Too Seriously, David Benatar, pp 24-43
Only X%: The Problem of Sex Equality, Janet Radcliffe-Richards, pp 44-67

Journal of Practical Ethics 1(2), December 2013
Editorial: Introducing the Journal of Practical Ethics’ Podcast Series, Roger Crisp & Julian Savulescu, pp 1-2
The Morality of Reputation and the Judgment of Others, David S. Oderberg, pp 3-33
Moral Education in the Liberal State, Kyla Ebels-Duggan, pp 34-63
Motives and Markets in Health Care, Daniel Hausman, pp 64-84

Journal of Practical Ethics 1(1), June 2013
Introducing the Journal of Practical Ethics, Roger Crisp & Julian Savulescu, pp 1-2
Associative Duties and the Ethics of Killing in War, Seth Lazar, pp 3-48
Biotechnology, Justice and Health, Ruth Faden & Madison Powers, pp 49-61
Situationism and Agency, Alfred R. Mele & Joshua Shepherd, pp 62-83


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The new Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities is currently advertising two full-time research fellowships: Research Fellow in Neuroethics; Research Fellow in Bioethics . Further details here.

Responsibility and Healthcare

Information on new research projects 'Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease' and 'Individual Responsibility and Healthcare' can be found here

Academic Visitors

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

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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