9th Annual Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics Final Presentation

The 9th Annual Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics Final Presentation and Reception 

HT23 Week 9, Tuesday 14th March, 5:30pm – 7:45 pm. 

We are pleased to announce the four finalists for the National Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics and to invite you to attend the final where they will present their entries. Two finalists have been selected from each category to present their ideas to an audience and respond to a short Q&A as the final round in the competition.

The Presentation will be held in the Lecture Room, Faculty of Philosophy, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford OX2 6HT, followed by a drinks reception until 7:45 pm in the Colin Matthew Room.

All are welcome to attend the final and are warmly invited to join the finalists for a drinks reception after the event.

ATTEND IN-PERSON Please sign up by the 12th March on Bookwhen here.  

ATTEND ONLINE If you are unable to join the event in person, the presentation section will be presented as a hybrid zoom webinar. To register for the webinar please sign up on Zoom here.

Please book now and support the next generation of Practical Ethicists.

Undergraduate Finalists

Chase Mizzell (Oxford): Against using AI to influence our future selves in ways that bypass or subvert rationality.

Lukas Joosten (Oxford): Turning up the Hedonic Treadmill: Is It Morally Impermissible for Parents to Give Their Children a Luxurious Standard of Living? 

Graduate Finalists

Avital Fried (Oxford):  Criminal Confessions and Content-Sensitive Testimonial Injustice

Leora Urim Sung (University College London): Should I give or save?


The following essays have been awarded an Honourable Mention:


James French (University of Birmingham): How can we address the gender gap in anaesthesia and the wider medical workplace? 

Leah O’Grady (Oxford): What is wrong with stating slurs?

Tanae Rao (Oxford): Why the Responsibility Gap is Not a Compelling Objection to Lethal Autonomous Weapons

Maria Rotaru (Oxford): Causal links and duties to past, present, and future generations: why and to whom do the affluent have moral obligations? 



Samuel Iglesias (Oxford): Ethical Biological Naturalism and the Case Against Moral Status for AIs

Thomas Long (University of Manchester): The Ambiguous Ethicality of Applause: Ethnography’s Uncomfortable Challenge to the Ethical Subject

Pablo Neira (Oxford): Why Preventing Predation Can Be a Morally Right Cause for Effective Altruism? 

Kyle van Oosterum (Oxford): How Confucian Harmony Can Help Us Deal With Echo Chambers

Trenton Andrew Sewell (Oxford): Should Social Media Companies Use Artificial Intelligence to Automate Content Moderation on their Platforms and, if so, Under What Conditions?  

James Shearer (University of St Andrews): Do we have an Obligation to Diversify our Media Consumption? 

Lucy Simpson (Nottingham Trent University): Why Our Actions Matter: The Case for Fluid Moral Status.