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 2014 Uehiro Lecturer, Professor Christine M. Korsgaard, 'Fellow Creatures: Our Obligations to the Other Animals' (published July 2018).

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We are very pleased to announce that the 2019 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics are to be delivered by Professor Elizabeth Anderson, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies in the Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan.

The series of three public lectures will take place over three consecutive days in Week 1 of Michaelmas Term 2019 at the University of Oxford Examination Schools (East School).

All three lectures will take place at 3.00 - 5.00pm on the following dates:

  • Monday 14 October (jointly arranged with the Moral Philosophy Seminars)
  • Tuesday 15 October
  • Wednesday 16 October

Prospective series title: "Can We Talk?: Political Discourse in Polarized Times"

Christine M. Koorsgaard

We are very pleased to announce details of the latest publication in the Uehiro Lecture Series:  Fellow Creatures: Our Obligations to the Other Animals, by Christine M. Korsgaard (2014). 

  • A major intervention in animal ethics
  • Eagerly awaited from one of the world's leading philosophers
  • Not just a rigorous philosophical study but a work of powerful and passionate advocacy on behalf of non-human animals
  • Rejects the idea that humans are more important than animals, and argues for radical changes in the way we treat animals

More details on OUP website.

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.

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