Uehiro Lecture Series

About the Series

The annual public Uehiro Lecture Series captures the ethos of the Uehiro Centre, which is to bring the best scholarship in analytic philosophy to bear on the most significant problems of our time, and to make progress in the analysis and resolution of these issues to the highest academic standard, in a manner that is also accessible to the general public. Philosophy should not only create knowledge, it should make people’s lives better.

In keeping with this, the Annual Uehiro Lectures are published as a book series by Oxford University Press and we are pleased to announce the recent publication of the latest in the series by 2015 Uehiro Lecturer, Professor Samuel Scheffler, ‘Why Worry About Future Generations?’ (April 2018).

2018 Lectures

richard holton

We were honoured to welcome Professor Richard Holton to Oxford to deliver the 2018 Annual Lectures in Practical Ethics, entitled 'Illness and the Social Self'. The lectures 

Who we are depends in part on the social world in which we live. In these lectures I look at some consequences for three mental health problems, broadly construed: dementia, addiction, and psychosomatic illness.

See 2018 Lectures page for resources including titles, abstracts, links to audio recordings and blog posts.

Latest Publication

'Why Worry About Future Generations?' by Samuel Scheffler

  • An original and thought-provoking exploration of an urgent question that concerns us all
  • Likely to change the way the reader thinks about herself in relation to the future of humanity
  • Short, lively, and engaging - accessible to readers beyond philosophy
  • Scheffler's view has significant implications for practical isses like climate change

More details on OUP website.

Audio Recordings

Audio recordings of the Lectures from 2011 onwards are freely available to download from Oxford Podcasts.  Where available, other resources can be found on the Past Lectures pages below.

List of site pages