Practical Ethics YouTube Channel

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 Oxford. In the series, Katrien Devolder interviews Carissa Véliz, Thomas Douglas, Dominic Wilkinson, Walter Sinnott Armstrong, Jeff McMahan and others on topics such as conscientious objection in medicine, war, privacy, neurointerventions, moral AI.

Featured Interview

Buttressing the Identity of Those with Dementia
In this interview with Dr Katrien Devolder (Philosophy, Oxford), Professor Richard Holton (Philosophy, Cambridge) argues that  those interacting with people suffering from dementia have an important role to play in buttressing their identity. He also discusses the implications of his views for the role of family and friends in medical decision-making for those with dementia, and for the thorny ethical question of whether doctors should respect their advance directives.Interviewed by Dr Katrien Devolder.  Arising from his 2018 Uehiro Lectures, other YouTube interviews with Professor Holton include Psychosomatic Illness and Addiction.

Video Interviews Playlist

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.

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