YouTube: Practical Ethics Channel

Our Practical Ethics YouTube Channel includes videos of recent public talks such as our Annual Lectures and our St Cross Special Ethics Seminars. There are also many interviews (including the popular Thinking Out Loud series) with OUC research staff, distinguished philosophers, scientists and other experts on a variety of topics such as animal welfare, medical ethics, crime and punishment, conscientious objection, behavioural nudges, and more!

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Thinking Out Loud Video Interviews

The current focus of Thinking Out Loud is on Animals and Pandemics. Covid-19 is very likely a zoonotic disease, which means that it was transmitted from animals  to humans. Other dangerous infectious diseases, such as SARS, MERS, Ebola and HIV originated in animals too. In fact, of all emerging infectious diseases in humans, 75% are zoonotic. Joining Katrien Devolder are philosophers, scientists and other experts to discuss how we might prevent future pandemics.  Please visit our webpage here to see all the episodes in this series.


Practical Ethics Series

Practical Ethics Video Series

The Practical Ethics Video Series makes the most important and complex debates in practical ethics accessible to a wide audience through brief interviews with high profile philosophers. In this series of interviews with Dr Katrien Devolder (Philosophy, Oxford), Peter Singer, Shelly Kagan, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, John Harris and many others discuss a wide range of topics including Ethical AI, Medical Ethics, Privacy, Animal Ethics.

Featured interview: Peter Singer on the Global Kidney Exchange Programme

In this interview with Katrien Devolder (University of Oxford), Prof. Peter Singer (Princeton and Melbourne Universities) defends the Global Kidney Exchange (GKE) programme, which matches donor–recipient pairs across high-income, medium-income, and low-income countries. The GKE has been accused of being a form of organ trafficking, exploiting the poor, and involving coercion and commodification of donors.  Peter Singer refutes these claims, and argues that the GKE promotes global justice and reduces the potential for people in need of kidneys in low-income and medium-income countries to be exploited.

OUC Lectures and Seminars

Video recordings of many of our recent public lectures and seminars are available on our YouTube playlist here.

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