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Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

A selection of seminars and special lectures on wide-ranging topics relating to practical ethics. 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 Global Legal Epidemiology: Developing a Science Around Whether, When and How International Law Can Address Global Challenges Professor Steven Hoffman discusses legal mechanisms available for coordinating international responses to transnational problems, their prospects, and their challenges. Steven J Hoffman 23 Oct 2018
2 Fake News and the Politics of Truth Fake news spread online is a clear danger to democratic politics. One aspect of that danger is obvious: it spreads misinformation. But other aspects, less often discussed, is that it also spreads confusion and undermines trust. Michael Lynch 08 Oct 2018
3 Minds Without Spines: Toward a More Comprehensive Animal Ethics In this OUC-WEH Joint Seminar, Irina Mikhalevich argues that the moral status of invertebrate animals is often overlooked, and sets out why animal ethics should be more inclusive and comprehensive. Irina Mikhalevich 19 Jun 2018
4 Rethinking 'Disease': A Fresh Diagnosis and a New Philosophical Treatment In this OUC-WEH Joint Seminar, Russell Powell explores the concept of 'disease' Russell Powell 19 Jun 2018
5 Cost-benefit analysis In this special lecture, Professor Matt Adler argues that social welfare function is a better methodology than cost-benefit analysis. Professor Matthew Adler 11 Jun 2018
6 Sleep softly: Ethics, Schubert and the value of dying well An inter-disciplinary collaboration on music, mortality and ethics. Dominic Wilkinson 08 Jun 2018
7 The Future of Mobility: How and why will we transport ourselves in the next decades Digitisation has entered the mobility arena. The car has evolved from a mechanical device into a “data producing embedded software platform”, and the internet is quickly linking the supply and demand to effectively fulfil our transport needs. Carlo van de Weijer 21 May 2018
8 Brain-machine interfaces and the translation of thought into action In this St Cross Special Ethics Seminar, Dr Tom Buller reflects on the causal relationship between movement goals and bodily awareness and challenges the idea that BMI-enabled movement and intentional bodily movement are equal actions. Tom Buller 19 Feb 2018
9 Creative Commons Collective inaction and group-based ignorance In this St Cross Special Ethics Seminar, Anne Schwenkebecher discusses morally wrongful collective inaction and the problem of group-based ignorance. Anne Schwekenbecher 06 Feb 2018
10 Sacred Values and the Sanctity of Life OUC-Ethox Seminar. Steve Clarke discusses Ronald Dworkin's account of sacred values in his work 'Life's Dominion' and furthers the argument that the assertion 'life is sacred' is tenable by both liberals and conservatives. Steve Clarke 13 Nov 2017
11 On Moral Experts A St Cross Special Ethics Seminar. Professor John-Stewart Gordon focusses on the question of whether moral experts must follow their own expert advice in order to remain experts. John-Stewart Gordon 13 Nov 2017
12 Double Seminar on Biomedical Technology and Moral Bioenhancement In this double seminar, Erasmus visitors Laurentiu Staicu and Emanuel-Mihail Socaciua discuss the rise of biomedical technology and some of the legal issues of moral bioenhancement Laurentiu Staicu, Emanuel-Mihail Socaciua 05 Jul 2017
13 Aiming for Moral Mediocrity In this talk, Eric Schwitzgebel considers whether it's acceptable to aim for peer-relative mediocrity. Eric Schwitzgebel 29 Jun 2017
14 Creative Commons Solving the Replication Crisis in Psychology: Insights from History and Philosophy of Science In this episode, Brian Earp discusses the 'Reproducibility Project' and questions whether psychology is in crisis or not. Brian Earp 27 Jun 2017
15 Murder or a Legitimate Medical Procedure: the Withdrawal of Artificial Nutrition & Fluids from a Patient in a Persistent Vegetative Condition In this talk, Professor John Paris asks "What is the historical meaning of "ordinary means" to sustain human life? And what has been the understanding for over 500 years of Catholic moral analysis of the obligation to sustain life?" Fr. John Paris 06 Jun 2017
16 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
17 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
18 Implicit Bias and Racism Paper presented by Neil Levy at the MT16 Oxford-Valencia Neuroethics Workshop. Neil Levy 23 Nov 2016
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 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
26 Uehiro-Carnegie-Oxford Lecture in Practical Ethics 2016 Human Rights, Global Ethics and the Ordinary Virtues Michael Ignatieff 23 Nov 2016
27 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
28 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
29 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
30 What if Kant were a designer? Constantin Vică presents work in the MT16 Oxford-Bucharest Work in Progress Workshop Constantin Vică 22 Nov 2016
31 Designing for conviviality Cristina Voinea presents work at the MT16 Oxford-Bucharest Work in Progress Workshop. Cristina Voinea 22 Nov 2016
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 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
38 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
39 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
40 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
41 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
42 Creative Commons Moral Conformity Sinnott-Armstrong is the Chauncey Stillman Professor of Ethics at Duke University. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong 14 Jul 2015
43 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
44 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
45 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
46 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
47 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
48 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
49 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
50 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
51 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
52 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
53 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
54 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
55 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
56 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
57 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
58 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
59 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
60 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
61 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
62 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
63 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
64 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
65 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
66 Creative Commons Uehiro Seminar: Ethics and Expectations: Part II The trolley problem is a thought experiment in ethics. Outside traditional philosophical discussion, the trolley problem has been a significant feature in the fields of cognitive science and neuroethics. Seth Lazar 21 Oct 2013
67 Creative Commons Virtuous Climate Making? Towards a Virtue-Theoretic Approach to Geoengineering Geoengineering, as a response to climate change, raises serious ethical and socio-political issues. Drawing on the latest developments in philosophy and ethics of technology and science, I consider a post-humanist way of analysing such issues. Pak-Hang Wong 03 Jul 2013
68 Creative Commons The Ethics of Infant Male Circumcision In this talk, I argue that non-therapeutic circumcision of infants is unethical, whether performed for reasons of obtaining possible future health benefits, for reasons of cultural transmission, or for reasons of perceived religious obligation. Brian Earp 27 Jun 2013
69 Creative Commons TT13 Uehiro Seminar: Attention, Action, and Responsibility The speaker proposes a four-step account of action, within which only two of the four steps benefit from the subject's attention, revealing a potential disconnect between the subject of experience and the morally responsible agent. Carolyn Dicey Jennings 18 Jun 2013
70 Creative Commons Using Religion to Justify Violence Exploring different ways in which the metaphysics of religious world views can be used in justifications of violence, this talk concentrates on appeals to the importance of the afterlife to justify violence. Steve Clarke 18 Jun 2013
71 Creative Commons 2nd St Cross Seminar TT13: Ethics In Finance: A New Financial Theory For A Post-Financialized World The lecture describes why financial theory and teaching has ignored ethics, viewing moral values as irrelevant. We trace the reason for the neglect of ethics back to assumptions made by Modern Finance Theory, the en courant theory in finance. Dr Kara Tan Bhala 06 Jun 2013
72 Creative Commons Folk Psychology, the Reactive Attitudes and Responsibility In this talk we first argue that the reactive attitudes originate in very fast non-voluntary processes involving constant facial feedback. In the second part we examine the supposed constitutive relation between the reactive attitudes and responsibility. Jeanette Kennett 30 May 2013
73 Creative Commons Uehiro Seminar: The current laws on drugs and alcohol - ineffective, dishonest and unethical? Nutt argues that there are serious ethical implications for a simplistic prohibitionist approach to drugs and suggests alternative strategies that might be used. David Nutt 27 May 2013
74 Creative Commons Uehiro Special Double Seminar: Enhancement Associate Professor Rob Sparrow (Monash) and PhD student Chris Gyngell (ANU) present talks on the topic of human enhancement. Rob Sparrow, Chris Gyngell 22 May 2013
75 Creative Commons 1st St Cross Seminar TT13: Precarious (bio)ethics: research on poisoning patients in Sri Lanka Self-harm using poison is a serious public health problem in Sri Lanka. As part of an effort to tackle the problem, clinical trials are used to identify effective antidotes. This talk describes the conduct of trials in this unusual and difficult context. Salla Sariola 15 May 2013
76 Creative Commons Uehiro Seminar: Rescuing Responsibility from the Retributivists - Neuroscience, Free Will and Criminal Punishment Legal punishment as the routine infliction of suffering poses a serious challenge of justification. The challenge becomes more urgent as a number of thinkers argue that the dominant, retributivist answer fails in the light of the findings of neuroscience. Frej Klem Thomsen 02 May 2013
77 Creative Commons Astor Keynote Lecture: What Rights May be Defended by Means of War? Many aims that motivate unjust wars could be achieved without violence if not met with military resistance. So is self-defense against aggression always permissible? Are the values of state sovereignty important enough to justify war in their defense? Jeff McMahan 11 Apr 2013
78 Creative Commons Effective Philanthropy: How much good can we achieve? How do we know when our donations are helping, and how much they are helping? Are charities roughly equally good, or are some much more effective than others? Toby Ord and Harry Shannon discuss effective philanthropy from different angles. Toby Ord, Harry Shannon 06 Mar 2013
79 Creative Commons Opening the Black Box: Examining the Deliberation of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the UK and US; Second St Cross Special Ethics Seminar HT13 How best to govern the field of assisted reproductive technologies? As UK and US authorities utilise different approaches, will the disparate structures and missions of these two bodies result in significantly different answers? Kyle Edwards 05 Mar 2013
80 Creative Commons Uehiro Seminar: The Value of Uncertainty Uncertainty and quality should be integrated into the quantitative sciences of complex systems; this talk offers some practical techniques that illustrate how this could be accomplished. Peter Taylor, Jerome Ravetz 05 Mar 2013
81 Creative Commons Uehiro Seminar: Psychopaths and responsibility Neil Levy explores some of the previous debates about whether psychopaths are fully responsible for their wrongdoing, especially work on the moral/conventional distinction. Neil Levy 26 Feb 2013
82 Creative Commons Debate: The Value of Life John Broome, the White's Professor of Moral Philosophy, debates the value of life with Jeff McMahan, focussing on McMahan's time-relative account of the value of life, which Broome has criticised. John Broome, Jeff McMahan 15 Feb 2013
83 Creative Commons 1st St Cross Seminar HT13: Two Conceptions of Children's Welfare Anthony Skelton examines possible reasons why philosophers have neglected to discuss children's welfare. After outlining and evaluating differing views, a rival account is presented. Anthony Skelton 05 Feb 2013
84 Creative Commons Uehiro Seminar: Sleep and Opportunity for Well-being Discussing a paper co-authored with David Birks, Alexandre Erler suggests sleeping less can provide a greater opportunity for well-being. Alexandre Erler 05 Feb 2013
85 Creative Commons If I could just stop loving you: Anti-love drugs and the ethics of a chemical break-up Emotional pain and difficulty in relationships is potentially dangerous and destructive. In this talk, I explore some of the potential uses and misuses of anti-love biotechnology from a scientific and ethical perspective. Brian Earp 04 Dec 2012
86 Creative Commons 2012 Leverhulme Lecture 1: Some Problems about Religion in the Political Sphere: the dangers of instability and violence This series of lectures attempts to explore whether possible relations between some typical religious virtues, attitudes and practices and typical democratic virtues, attitudes and practices must be a source of conflict or can be mutually supportive. Tony Coady 22 Nov 2012
87 Creative Commons 2012 Leverhulme Lecture 2: Reason, Religion and Public Discourse in a Liberal Democracy This series of lectures attempts to explore whether possible relations between some typical religious virtues, attitudes and practices and typical democratic virtues, attitudes and practices must be a source of conflict or can be mutually supportive. Tony Coady 22 Nov 2012
88 Creative Commons 2012 Leverhulme Lecture 3: Religious Virtues, Democratic Virtues and their interaction in Practice This series of lectures attempts to explore whether possible relations between some typical religious virtues, attitudes and practices and typical democratic virtues, attitudes and practices must be a source of conflict or can be mutually supportive. Tony Coady 22 Nov 2012
89 Creative Commons The bad seed: facts and values in the study of childhood antisocial behaviour The speaker presents some recent work that has been done on children who are seen to be at risk of violence; and raises questions about the social and ethical significance of studying children in this way and for this purpose. Gwen Adshead 19 Nov 2012
90 Creative Commons The Possibility of Religious-Secular Ethical Engagement Debate 1: Abortion The Possibility of Religious-Secular Ethical Engagement: Abortion. Charles Camosy, Julian Savulescu 24 Oct 2012
91 Creative Commons The Possibility of Religious-Secular Ethical Engagement Debate 2: Euthanasia The Possibility of Religious-Secular Ethical Engagement: Euthanasia. Charles Camosy, Julian Savulescu 23 Oct 2012
92 Creative Commons Uehiro Seminar: The Ethics of Creating Designer Babies Julian Savulescu believes that if we can genetically alter the next generation, not only should we be free to do so, it may even turn out that in some circumstances we have an obligation to go ahead and do it. Julian Savulescu 18 Oct 2012
93 Wellcome Lecture in Neuroethics The brain disease model of addiction: Assessing its validity, utility and implications for public policy towards the treatment and prevention of addiction. Wayne Hall 20 Jun 2012
94 Counter-terrorism and its Ethical Hazards Since the terrorist attacks by Islamic militants upon the US and UK in the early 2000s, a host of anti-terrorist measures have been introduced which raise conceptual and ethical issues that have serious implications for practical politics. Tony Coady 14 Jun 2012
95 Creative Commons Philosophical Theory and the Justification of Terrorism There is widespread belief that terrorism can never be morally justified, ut this belief is not widespread amongst philosophers; they offer a variety of justifications for some terrorist acts. Tony Coady 06 Jun 2012
96 Creative Commons St Cross Seminar: Informing Egg Donors of the Potential for Embryonic Research Schaefer is currently reading for the B.Phil in Philosophy at Oxford. His interests lie in moral philosophy, especially applied ethics, as well as political philosophy and personal identity and he has a background in research ethics. G Owen Schaefer 30 May 2012
97 Creative Commons Geoengineering: Science, politics and ethics An introduction to geoengineering, covering the broad range of issues raised by the emergence of climate engineering as a response to climate change. Clive Hamilton 23 May 2012
98 Creative Commons The Ethics of Entertainment: a case study of Popular Cinema in China and India Karanjeet de Feo-Giet's thesis focuses on contemporary Chinese and Indian entertainment films in Mandarin and Hindi and their roles in communicating ideas about identity and Asian-ness today. Karanjeet de Feo-Giet 10 May 2012
99 Creative Commons Lecture: Rumour, conspiracy theory and propaganda David Coady is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Tasmania. He is the author of What to Believe Now: Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues and the editor of Conspiracy Theories: The Philosophical Debate. David Coady 16 Apr 2012
100 St Cross Seminar HT12: Cooperation, altruism and cheating in micro-organisms Santorelli is a research fellow in the Zoology department, University of Oxford. He is interested in investigating the evolution of cooperative behaviors of macro and microorganisms. Lorenzo Santorelli 27 Feb 2012