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1 Autism and Moral Responsibility: Executive Function and the Reactive Attitudes Professor Richman's talk combines differing theories of models of autism and moral responsibility, and explores the practical implications arising from these ideas. Kenneth Richman 08 Mar 2017
2 The Neuroscience of Moral Agency (Or: How I Learned to Love Determinism and Still Respect Myself in the Morning) In this public lecture, Dr William Casebeer discusses neuroscience, human agency and free will. William Casebeer 23 Feb 2017
3 Creative Commons Humanity’s Collective Ownership of the Earth and Immigration Mathias Risse discusses his recent JPE article 'Humanity’s Collective Ownership of the Earth and Immigration', with David Edmonds. Mathias Risse, David Edmonds 07 Feb 2017
4 Implicit Bias and Racism Paper presented by Neil Levy at the MT16 Oxford-Valencia Neuroethics Workshop. Neil Levy 23 Nov 2016
5 The Contribution of Neuroethics for Responsible Management Education Paper presented by José Félix Lozano Aguilar at the MT16 Oxford-Valencia Neuroethics Workshop. José Félix Lozano Aguilar 23 Nov 2016
6 Neurointerventions to Prevent Crime and the Problem of Unjustified Incarceration Paper presented by Katrien Devolder at the MT16 Oxford-Valencia Neuroethics Workshop. Katrien Devolder 23 Nov 2016
7 The New Problem of Personal Force in Morality Paper presented by Emilian Mihailov at the MT16 Oxford-Valencia Neuroethics Workshop. Emilian Mihailov 23 Nov 2016
8 Can we Dissociate Reason from Feelings? Ten Critical Philosophical Questions to Greene's Dual Process Theory Paper presented by Javier Gracia and Andrés Richard at the MT16 Oxford-Valencia Neuroethics Workshop. Javier Gracia, Andrés Richard 23 Nov 2016
9 Moral Reasoning is Not Like a Dog's Tail: A Critical Analysis of Social Intuitionism's Two Illusions of Moral Deliberation Paper presented Pedro Jesús Pérez Zafrilla the MT16 Oxford-Valencia Neuroethics Workshop. Pedro Jesús Pérez Zafrilla 23 Nov 2016
10 Homo reciprocans from Neuroscience: a limited reciprocity. A criticism from neuroethics Paper presented by Elsa González Esteban at the MT16 Oxford-Valencia Neuroethics Workshop. Elsa González Esteban 23 Nov 2016
11 No pain, no praise: motivational enhancement and the meaning of life Paper presented by Julian Savulescu at the MT16 Oxford-Valencia Neuroethics Workshop. Julian Savulescu 23 Nov 2016
12 Uehiro-Carnegie-Oxford Lecture in Practical Ethics 2016 Human Rights, Global Ethics and the Ordinary Virtues Michael Ignatieff 23 Nov 2016
13 2016 Annual Uehiro Lecture 3: Foundation for Frogs Professor Shelly Kagan delivers the final of three Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, ‘How to Count Animals, More or Less’ Shelly Kagan 23 Nov 2016
14 2016 Annual Uehiro Lecture 2: Deontology for Dogs Professor Shelly Kagan delivers the second of three Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, ‘How to Count Animals, More or Less’ Shelly Kagan 23 Nov 2016
15 2016 Annual Uehiro Lecture 1: Consequentialism for Cows Professor Shelly Kagan delivers the first of three Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, ‘How to Count Animals, More or Less’ Shelly Kagan 23 Nov 2016
16 What if Kant were a designer? Constantin Vică presents work in the MT16 Oxford-Bucharest Work in Progress Workshop Constantin Vică 22 Nov 2016
17 Designing for conviviality Cristina Voinea presents work at the MT16 Oxford-Bucharest Work in Progress Workshop. Cristina Voinea 22 Nov 2016
18 Parfitian Survival and Punishing Crimes from the Distant Past Tom Douglas' presentation at the MT16 Oxford- Bucharest Work in Progress Workshop Tom Douglas 22 Nov 2016
19 Creative Commons 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Peter Dayan To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Peter Dayan 17 Nov 2016
20 Creative Commons 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Nikolaus Steinbeis To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Nikolaus Steinbeis 17 Nov 2016
21 Creative Commons 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Matthew Parrott To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Matthew Parrott 17 Nov 2016
22 Creative Commons 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Richard Holton To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Richard Holton 17 Nov 2016
23 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Neil Levy To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Neil Levy 17 Nov 2016
24 Creative Commons 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Charlotte Cecil To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Charlotte Cecil 17 Nov 2016
25 Creative Commons 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Eamon McCrory To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Eamon McCrory 17 Nov 2016
26 2016 Loebel Lecture 2: Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Professor Essi Viding delivers the second of two talks in the 2016 Loebel Lectures in Psychiatry and Philosophy series Essi Viding 14 Nov 2016
27 2016 Loebel Lecture 1: Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Professor Essi Viding delivers the first of two talks in the 2016 Loebel Lectures in Psychiatry and Philosophy series Essi Viding 14 Nov 2016
28 Creative Commons Offsetting Class Privilege Holly Lawford-Smith discusses her Journal of Practical Ethics article, Offsetting Class Privilege Holly Lawford-Smith, David Edmonds 22 Jul 2016
29 St Cross Seminar: The role of therapeutic optimism in recruitment to a clinical trial: an empirical study In this St Cross Special Ethics Seminar, Dr Nina Hallowell discusses the importance of therapeutic optimism in clinical research. Nina Hallowell 16 May 2016
30 St Cross Seminar: Cognitive Enhancement: Defending the Parity Principle In this episode, Professor Neil Levy assesses objections to cognitive enhancement and argues that the means don't matter from a moral perspective: what matters is how the intervention affects cognition. Neil Levy 17 Mar 2016
31 Creative Commons Leverhulme Lecture 2: Moral Responsibility and Implicit Bias The second of the two 2016 Leverhulme Lectures by Professor Neil Levy on the topic of implicit bias Neil Levy 23 Feb 2016
32 Creative Commons Leverhulme Lecture 1: The Nature and the Significance of Implicit Bias The first of the two 2016 Leverhulme Lectures by Professor Neil Levy on the topic of implicit bias Neil Levy 23 Feb 2016
33 2015 Uehiro Lectures: Temporal Parochialism and Its Discontents The first of the three 2015 Annual Uehiro Lectures 'Why Worry About Future Generations'. Why should we care about what happens to human beings in the future, after we ourselves are long gone? Samuel Scheffler 02 Feb 2016
34 St Cross Seminar: Governing life: is it wrong to intervene in biological processes? In this seminar we explore why human interventions such as euthanasia or use of biotechnologies are controversial. Virginie Tournay 01 Feb 2016
35 2015 Uehiro Lectures: Conservatism, Temporal Bias, and Future Generations The last of the three 2015 Annual Uehiro Lectures 'Why Worry About Future Generations'. Why should we care about what happens to human beings in the future, after we ourselves are long gone? Samuel Scheffler 01 Feb 2016
36 2015 Uehiro Lectures: Reasons to Worry The second of the three 2015 Annual Uehiro Lectures 'Why Worry About Future Generations'. Why should we care about what happens to human beings in the future, after we ourselves are long gone? Samuel Scheffler 01 Feb 2016
37 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
38 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
39 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
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 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
44 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
45 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
46 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
47 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
48 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
49 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
50 2015 Loebel Lecture 3: What is the upshot? The last of three public lectures which took place in Oxford in November 2015. Series title: The theoretical challenge of modern psychiatry: no easy cure Steven Hyman 18 Nov 2015
51 2015 Loebel Lecture 2: Science is quietly, inexorably eroding many core assumptions underlying psychiatry The second of three public lectures which took place in Oxford in November 2015. Series title: The theoretical challenge of modern psychiatry: no easy cure Steven Hyman 18 Nov 2015
52 2015 Loebel Lecture 1: Neurobiological materialism collides with the experience of being human The first of three public lectures which took place in Oxford in November 2015. Series title: The theoretical challenge of modern psychiatry: no easy cure Steven Hyman 18 Nov 2015
53 St Cross Seminar: Justifications for Non-Consensual Medical Intervention: From Infectious Disease Control to Criminal Rehabilitation Dr Jonathan Pugh discusses the morally permissibility of non-consensual medical interventions. Jonathan Pugh 18 Nov 2015
54 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
55 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
56 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
57 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
58 Creative Commons Moral Conformity Sinnott-Armstrong is the Chauncey Stillman Professor of Ethics at Duke University. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong 14 Jul 2015
59 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
60 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
61 Creative Commons Can you choose to be gay? Brian Earp discusses the ethics of sexual orientation. Brian Earp, Nigel Warburton, David Edmonds 14 Jul 2015
62 St Cross Seminar: The 'New' Guestworker? Rethinking the Ethics of Temporary Labour Migration Programme This talk probes into the ethical landscape of contemporary TLMPs in liberal democratic states, and examines issues such as migrants' rights. Mimi Zou 10 Jun 2015
63 St Cross Seminar: The moral insignificance of self-consciousness In this talk, Dr Josh Shepherd examines the claim that self-consciousness is highly morally significant. Joshua Shepherd 10 Jun 2015
64 Brain Science and the Military In this talk I explain the nature of national security interest in the burgeoning field of neuroscience and its implications for military and counter-intelligence operations. Jonathan Moreno 17 Apr 2015
65 2015 Wellcome & Loebel Lecture in Neuroethics: Death and the self This lecture investigates changing attitudes and beliefs about the persistence of the self. Shaun Nichols 13 Mar 2015
66 Creative Commons 2015 Leverhulme Lecture (3): Marshmallows and Moderation Is self-control a character trait or should we look to external props for self-control? Neil Levy 10 Mar 2015
67 Creative Commons 2015 Leverhulme Lecture (2): The Science of Self-Control This lecture outlines some of the main perspectives on self-control and its loss stemming from recent work in psychology. Neil Levy 09 Mar 2015
68 Creative Commons 2015 Leverhulme Lecture (1): Self-Control: A problem of self-management Self-control problems typically arise from conflicts between smaller sooner and larger later rewards. Neil Levy 04 Mar 2015
69 Creative Commons St Cross Seminar: On Swearing What, if anything, is wrong with swearing? And, what exactly are we doing when we try to swear inoffensively? Rebecca Roache 23 Feb 2015
70 Creative Commons St Cross Seminar: Mere Practicality? Infants, interests and the value of life Dr Richard Hain, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine, explores the difficulties in rationally explaining the value of an infant’s life. Richard Hain 04 Feb 2015
71 Creative Commons 2014 Uehiro Lecture (3): The Question of Legal Rights for Animals In these lectures I will raise some fundamental questions about the moral and legal standing of the other animals: the basis of our moral obligations to them, and whether it makes sense to think that animals might have legal rights. Christine M. Korsgaard 05 Dec 2014
72 Creative Commons 2014 Uehiro Lecture (2): The Moral Standing of Animals In these lectures I will raise some fundamental questions about the moral and legal standing of the other animals: the basis of our moral obligations to them, and whether it makes sense to think that animals might have legal rights. Christine M. Korsgaard 05 Dec 2014
73 Creative Commons 2014 Uehiro Lecture (1): Animals, Human Beings, and Persons In these lectures I will raise some fundamental questions about the moral and legal standing of the other animals: the basis of our moral obligations to them, and whether it makes sense to think that animals might have legal rights. Christine M. Korsgaard 05 Dec 2014
74 St Cross Seminar: Natural Human Rights: A Theory This talk explores the central argument in Boylan's recent book, 'Natural Human Rights: A Theory' Michael Boylan 03 Dec 2014
75 Bioethics and the Burden of Proof In this paper we critique a kind of argument very common in bioethical debates, in which a proponent provides a prima facie case for a particular conclusion, then claims that the burden of proof is on those that object to that conclusion. Michael Selgelid 14 Nov 2014
76 Implicit Moral Attitudes Research shows that implicit moral attitudes affect our thinking and behavior. This talk reports new psychological and neuroscientific research and explores potential implications for scientific moral psychology as well as for some philosophical theories. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong 14 Nov 2014
77 The ethics of sexuality Professor Janet Radcliffe Richards argues that homosexuality is natural, and that what is natural can be neither good nor bad. Janet Radcliffe Richards, Nigel Warburton, David Edmonds 04 Nov 2014
78 Should we allow genetic engineering on embryos? Does a human embryo have moral status? Tom Douglas explores the ethical issues surrounding genetic research on developing embryos. Tom Douglas, Nigel Warburton, David Edmonds 28 Oct 2014
79 Is there such a thing as a just war? Is an ethical war a paradoxical notion? If violence is almost always unacceptable, how can we justify acts of war? Jeff McMahan, Nigel Warburton, David Edmonds 21 Oct 2014
80 The Dappled Causal World of Psychiatric Disorders: The Link Between the Classification of Psychiatric Disorders and Their Causal Complexity The second of the 2014 Loebel Lectures in Philosophy and Psychiatry, by Professor Kenneth S Kendler Kenneth S Kendler 21 Oct 2014
81 The Genetic Epidemiology of Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Disorders: Multiple Levels, Interactions and Causal Loops The first of the 2014 Loebel Lectures in Philosophy and Psychiatry, by Professor Kenneth S Kendler Kenneth S Kendler 16 Oct 2014
82 The rights and wrongs of abortion Rebecca Roache discusses the conflicting rights and interests of both foetus and mother. Rebecca Roache, Nigel Warburton, David Edmonds 14 Oct 2014
83 Creative Commons Choosing the sex of your child Is sex-selection harmful or injust? Julian Savulescu outlines four methods used in sex-selection and explores the ethical issues surrounding each. Julian Savulescu, Nigel Warburton, David Edmonds 06 Oct 2014
84 Creative Commons Free will, and its connection to moral responsibility Professor Neil Levy explores the link between free will and responsibility. What makes us blameworthy for our actions? Neil Levy, Nigel Warburton, David Edmonds 29 Sep 2014
85 Creative Commons What is virtue ethics? In this episode, Professor Roger Crisp introduces the strand of ethical theory known as 'virtue ethics'. Roger Crisp, Nigel Warburton, David Edmonds 22 Sep 2014
86 Creative Commons Should euthanasia be legal? Dr Dominic Wilkinson, Director of Medical Ethics at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, explores the ethical issues surrounding euthanasia and asks whether it should be made legal. Dominic Wilkinson, Nigel Warburton, David Edmonds 22 Jul 2014
87 Creative Commons Special Seminar: The enhancement debate: trusting emotion or trusting reason - a false dichotomy? In this talk, Professor Tony Coady examines the contrast between reason and emotion and argues that much of the separation of reason and emotion that underpins the debate is misguided. Tony Coady 16 Jun 2014
88 Creative Commons St Cross Seminar: What counts as a placebo is relative to a target disorder and therapeutic theory: defending a modified version of Grünbaum’s scheme In this St Cross Special Ethics Seminar, Jeremy Howick defends Grünbaum’s work on placebos. He outlines a need to re-examine policies on ethics of placebos, and revise our estimations of their effects in both clinical practice and trials. Jeremy Howick 16 Jun 2014
89 Creative Commons St Cross Seminar: "I wouldn’t have consented if I’d known that could happen": Consenting without Understanding Tom Walker discusses autonomy and informed consent to medical treatment Tom Walker 19 May 2014
90 Creative Commons Justification for Killing in War Nigel Warburton talks with Seth Lazar on the ethics and justification of killing in war Seth Lazar, Nigel Warburton 08 Jan 2014
91 Creative Commons 2013 Annual Uehiro Lecture (3): Equal Opportunity Third and final lecture from Professor Tim Scanlon in which he talks about the philosophical justifications for equalitiy of opportunity. Includes a roundtable discussion with Professors John Broome, Janet Radcliffe Richards and David Miller Tim Scanlon, John Broome, Janet Radcliffe-Richards, David Miller 07 Jan 2014
92 Creative Commons 2013 Annual Uehiro Lecture (2): Equal Status Equal Status Tim Scanlon 12 Dec 2013
93 2013 Annual Uehiro Lecture (1): Equal Treatment Equal Treatment Tim Scanlon 09 Dec 2013
94 Creative Commons Uehiro Seminar: Is Networking Immoral? If networking is considered to be either cultivating non-merit-based favouritism or demonstrating one’s merit in advance of formal selection processes, then I argue that it is an attempt to gain illegitimate advantage over competitors and is thus immoral. Ned Dobos 05 Dec 2013
95 St Cross Seminar: Genetic parenthood, assisted reproduction, and the values of parental love I argue that the value of love in friendship illuminates issues about parental love and examine whether allowing same-sex couples access to adoption has any bearing on the moral status of prohibitions on same-sex couples using assisted reproduction. Justin Oakley 04 Dec 2013
96 Creative Commons 2013 Wellcome Lecture in Neuroethics: The Irresponsible Self: Self bias changes the way we see the world Humans show a bias to favour information related to themselves over information related to other people. How does this effect arise? Are self biases a stable trait of the individual? Do these biases change fundamental perceptual processes? Glyn Humphries 04 Dec 2013
97 Creative Commons Uehiro Seminar: Do antidepressants work and if so how? Antidepressants are commonplace yet there is much debate about their clinical efficacy. Are they merely placebos or do they have a clinical effect on the way our brains work? In this presentation, Professor Cowen investigates the evidence. Phil Cowen 04 Dec 2013
98 Uehiro Seminar: Cyborg justice: human enhancement and punishment We explore some possible interactions between enhancement technology and punishment, reflect on ethical issues that arise as a result, and consider what our justice system must do in order to ensure that it keeps pace with developments in technology. Rebecca Roache, Anders Sandberg, Hannah Maslen 19 Nov 2013
99 Uehiro Seminar: The struggle between liberties and authorities in the information age The talk discusses the balance between cyber security measures and individual rights - any fair and reasonable society should implement the former successfully while respecting and furthering the latter. Mariarosaria Taddeo 13 Nov 2013
100 Creative Commons St Cross Seminar: Neither God nor Nature. Could the doping sinner be an exemplar of human(ist) dignity? If doping were done in a healthy and fair way, would it be OK? If so, all wrongs would lie in doping abuses involving health risks, deceit and unfairness. I argue that perhaps the doping sinner best exemplifies human dignity and existential authenticity. Pieter Bonte 23 Oct 2013