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: Dr Tom Douglas defends chemical castration

The minister of justice in the UK wants to dramatically  increase the use of chemical castration in sex offenders to reduce their risk of reoffending. Philosopher Dr Tom Douglas (University of Oxford) argues that this option might be better than current practices to prevent sex offenders from reoffending (e.g. incarceration), and responds to concerns about coercion and interfering in sex offenders' mental states (e.g. by changing their desires).

Interviewed by Dr Katrien Devolder.

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