Welcome to Practical Ethics where you can find daily ethical analysis of news events written by authors drawn from students and researchers in four centres based at the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford, and from our visitors and guest authors. We focus on current events with practical ethical relevance, including developments in science and technology, environmental policy, public health, and information ethics.

Further information on our research can be found at:

Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

Institute for Science and Ethics

Oxford Centre for Neuroethics

Oxford Future of Humanity Institute

The Practical Ethics in the News Blog aims to encourage cutting edge philosophical analysis of current events and key academic research in an accessible way. The goal is to promote dialogue and debate. The arguments presented are entirely the authors’ own and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the University of Oxford or any of its Departments or Centres.

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