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From Conscience to Robots: Practical Ethics Workshops

This series includes conferences and workshops organised by the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics on a range of topics from conscientious objection in healthcare, science and religious conflict, cyberselves, digital ethics and many others. The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics was established in 2002 with the support of the Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education of Japan. It is an integral part of the philosophy faculty of Oxford University, one of the great centres of academic excellence in philosophical ethics.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Conscientious Objection in Healthcare Conference: Roundtable discussion Panel discussion at a conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Katrien Devolder, Richard Sorabji, Jeff McMahan, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong 09 Dec 2015
2 Kant, conscience, and professional roles A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Jeanette Kennett 09 Dec 2015
3 Medicine and morally messy relationships A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Kimberley Brownlee 09 Dec 2015
4 Reasons, moral integrity, and conscientious objection A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Mark Wicclair 09 Dec 2015
5 Two concepts of conscience and their implications for conscience-based refusal A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Steve Clarke 07 Dec 2015
6 Refusing to treat sexual dysfunction in sex offenders A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Tom Douglas 07 Dec 2015
7 Objection to conscience. On good and bad objections in medicine A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Alberto Giubilini 07 Dec 2015
8 My conscience may be my guide, but you may not have to honour it A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Hugh LaFollette 07 Dec 2015
9 Conscientious objection and complicity in wrongdoing A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Francesca Minerva 07 Dec 2015
10 The proper place of conscience and values A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Julian Savulescu 07 Dec 2015
11 Conscientious objection and 'effective referral' A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Roger Trigg 07 Dec 2015
12 Conscientious non-objection and medical dissensus in intensive care A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Dominic Wilkinson 07 Dec 2015
13 We Want Kids, Too: Should Doctors be Allowed to Refuse to Help Gay Couples have Children? A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Walter Sinnott Armstrong, Aaron Ancell 07 Dec 2015
14 Creative Commons Ethical and Social Issues in Shared Virtual Environments Revisited Talk delivered at 2015 Cyberselves Symposium, with contributions from technologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, philosophers and cultural theorists looking at the future societal and ethical impacts of virtual reality and immersive technologies. Ralph Schroeder 16 Nov 2015
15 Creative Commons The Soul of the Machine: The multi-layered structure of a synthetic self Talk delivered at 2015 Cyberselves Symposium, with contributions from technologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, philosophers and cultural theorists looking at the future societal and ethical impacts of virtual reality and immersive technologies Paul Verschure 16 Nov 2015
16 Creative Commons The Smart Mandate: A Brief History of Ubiquitous Computing and Responsive Environments Talk delivered at 2015 Cyberselves Symposium, with contributions from technologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, philosophers and cultural theorists looking at the future societal and ethical impacts of virtual reality and immersive technologies. Orit Halpern 16 Nov 2015
17 Creative Commons Virtually anything goes: what, if any, are the ethical limits on behaviour in virtual worlds? Talk delivered at 2015 Cyberselves Symposium, with contributions from technologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, philosophers and cultural theorists looking at the future societal and ethical impacts of virtual reality and immersive technologies. Blay Whitby 16 Nov 2015
18 Creative Commons Happiness, Unhappiness, and Suffering Hawkins is Associate Research Professor of Philosophy and Trent Scholar in Bioethics at Duke University. Jennifer Hawkins, Jeff McMahan 14 Jul 2015
19 Creative Commons Toward a Naturalistic Theory of Moral Progress Buchanan is James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. Allen Buchanan 14 Jul 2015
20 Creative Commons Experimental Evidence for Morality As Accountability Presentations from an international conference on the normative significance of cognitive science. Hosted by Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford July 2012). Stephen Darwall 25 Jul 2012
21 Creative Commons When the mind matters for morality Presentations from an international conference on the normative significance of cognitive science. Hosted by Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford July 2012). Liane Young 25 Jul 2012
22 Creative Commons Accepting our natures. When should we accept the ways people tend to behave; when should we aim to change them? Presentations from an international conference on the normative significance of cognitive science. Hosted by Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford July 2012). Kwame Anthony Appiah 25 Jul 2012
23 Creative Commons When Can('t) We Trust Our Moral Intuitions in Distributive Cases? Presentations from an international conference on the normative significance of cognitive science. Hosted by Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford July 2012). Alex Voorhoeve 25 Jul 2012
24 Creative Commons Science, Responsibility and The Traffic Participation View on Human Agency Presentations from an international conference on the normative significance of cognitive science. Hosted by Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford July 2012). Maureen Sie 25 Jul 2012
25 Creative Commons SRC Conference 'Reducing Religious Conflict': Round Table Discussion Discussion of key themes emerging from a two-day interdisciplinary conference on reducing religious conflict. Organised by the SRC Project, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (June 2012). Roger Trigg, Scott Atran, Julian Savulescu 12 Jul 2012
26 Creative Commons How Might Understanding Human Groups Help Address Religious Conflict? Presentations from a two-day international and interdisciplinary conference on the theme of reducing religious conflict. Organised by the SRC Project, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (June 2012). Paul Troop 12 Jul 2012
27 Creative Commons Local versus Global Dimensions of Religious Violence: The Case of the Caucasus Presentations from a two-day international and interdisciplinary conference on the theme of reducing religious conflict. Organised by the SRC Project, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (June 2012). Monica Toft 12 Jul 2012
28 Creative Commons Intergroup Contact as a Means of Reducing Religious Conflict: Evidence from Belfast and Oldham Presentations from a two-day international and interdisciplinary conference on the theme of reducing religious conflict. Organised by the SRC Project, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (June 2012). Miles Hewstone 12 Jul 2012
29 Creative Commons Religion and Religious Conflict: A Secular View Presentations from a two-day international and interdisciplinary conference on the theme of reducing religious conflict. Organised by the SRC Project, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (June 2012). Julian Savuelscu 12 Jul 2012
30 Creative Commons Civility and Deep Disagreement: Philosophical Reflections on Religious Difference and Public Life Presentations from a two-day international and interdisciplinary conference on the theme of reducing religious conflict. Organised by the SRC Project, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (June 2012). Tony Coady 12 Jul 2012
31 Creative Commons Religion in Conflict and Peacemaking, with Particular Reference to South Africa Presentations from a two-day international and interdisciplinary conference on the theme of reducing religious conflict. Organised by the SRC Project, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (June 2012). Liz Carmichael 12 Jul 2012
32 Creative Commons Religious and Sacred Imperatives in Human Conflict Presentations from a two-day international and interdisciplinary conference on the theme of reducing religious conflict. Organised by the SRC Project, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (June 2012). Scott Atran 12 Jul 2012
33 Creative Commons Can Emotion Regulation Change Political Attitudes in Intractable and Religious Conflict? From the Laboratory to the Field Presentations from a two-day international and interdisciplinary conference on the theme of reducing religious conflict. Organised by the SRC Project, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (June 2012). Eran Halperin 12 Jul 2012
34 Creative Commons The Secular Problem of Evil Paper delivered at the Moral Evil in Practical Ethics Conference, Oxford 2012. John Kekes 01 Feb 2012
35 Creative Commons A Religious Conception of Evil Paper delivered at the Moral Evil in Practical Ethics Conference, Oxford 2012. Steve Clarke 01 Feb 2012
36 Creative Commons Narratives of Entitlement Paper delivered at the Moral Evil in Practical Ethics Conference, Oxford 2012. Arne Johan Vetlesen 01 Feb 2012
37 Creative Commons The Challenges of Global and Local Misogyny Paper delivered at the Moral Evil in Practical Ethics Conference, Oxford 2012. Claudia Card 01 Feb 2012
38 Creative Commons Moral Enhancement and the Duty to Eliminate Evildoing Paper delivered at the Moral Evil in Practical Ethics Conference, Oxford 2012. Shlomit Harrosh 01 Feb 2012
39 Creative Commons Can We Treat Evil? Paper delivered at the Moral Evil in Practical Ethics Conference, Oxford 2012. Gwen Adshead 01 Feb 2012
40 Creative Commons What Use Is the Concept of Evil to Us? Paper delivered at the Moral Evil in Practical Ethics Conference, Oxford 2012. Eve Garrard 01 Feb 2012