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Faculty of Philosophy

Oxford is one of the world's great centres for philosophy. More than one hundred and fifty professional philosophers work in the University and its colleges, between them covering a vast range of subjects within philosophy. Many are international leaders in their fields. The Faculty of Philosophy is one of the largest departments of philosophy in the world, and is widely recognized to be amongst the best.
Its reputation draws many distinguished visiting philosophers; each year around fifty philosophers from around the world give lectures or seminars in Oxford. Almost every major philosopher speaks in Oxford at some time.
Each year, more than five hundred undergraduates are admitted to study philosophy in Oxford, always in combination with another subject. The Faculty also has more than a hundred graduate students, who are either taking a taught graduate degree or working for a doctorate.
Oxford is a collegiate university, and every registered student becomes a member of one of the colleges. In this way, he or she has access, not only to the very extensive libraries and facilities of the University, but also to the varied and more intimate life of a college. Colleges offer their students excellent libraries and facilities of their own.
Teaching at Oxford is by lectures and seminars, and by tutorials or supervisions. Courses of lectures and seminars are offered on a very large range of topics, for both undergraduates and graduates. Tutorials are a special feature of Oxford; undergraduates receive regular and frequent tutorials either individually or in pairs from members of the Faculty. All graduate students also receive frequent individual supervisions.
Oxford University dates from the 12th Century or before. The first colleges were founded in the 13th Century. The ancient buildings remain, mingled with magnificent architecture from subsequent centuries, to make Oxford one of the most inspiring and beautiful cities in the world. Within this setting, Oxford remains at the forefront of philosophy.

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2013 Carnegie-Uehiro-Oxford Ethics Conference: Happiness and Well-Being
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Alan Turing on Computability and Intelligence
Bio-Ethics Bites
David Hume (2018)
Ethics in AI
Euthydemus - Platonic Dialogue
From Conscience to Robots: Practical Ethics Workshops
General Philosophy
General Philosophy (2018)
Global Poverty: Philosophical Questions
Hume's Central Principles
Introduction to David Hume's Treatise of Human Nature Book One
John Locke Lectures in Philosophy
Journal of Practical Ethics
Kant's Critique of Pure Reason
Metaphor: Philosophical Issues
Nietzsche on Mind and Nature
Philosophical perspectives on the causes of mental illness
Philosophy - Ethics of the New Biosciences
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy Special Lectures
Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies
Practical Ethics Bites
Reid's Critique of Hume
Religious Epistemology, Contextualism, and Pragmatic Encroachment
Rethinking Moral Status
Science and Religious Conflict Conference
The View from Above: Structure, Emergence, and Causation
Thinking Out Loud: leading philosophers discuss topical global issues
Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Uehiro Lectures: Practical solutions for ethical challenges
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201 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
202 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
203 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
204 Creative Commons Deliberation welcomes prediction Alan Hájek (Australian National University) gives a talk for the New Insights seminar series on 21st May 2015. Alan Hájek 24 Jul 2015
205 Reasoning with Plenitude Roger White (MIT) gives the final talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. Roger White 14 Jul 2015
206 Testimony, Error, and Reasonable Belief in Medieval Religious Epistemology Richard Cross (Notre Dame) gives a talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. The commentator is Christina Van Dyke, Calvin Richard Cross, Christina Van Dyke 14 Jul 2015
207 Fine-Tuning Fine-Tuning John Hawthorne (Oxford/USC) gives a talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. John Hawthorne 14 Jul 2015
208 What is Justified Group Belief Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern) gives a talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. Jennifer Lackey 14 Jul 2015
209 Foundations of the Fine-Tuning Argument Hans Halvorson (Princeton) give a talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. The commentator is John Pittard (Yale). Hans Halvorson, John Pittard 14 Jul 2015
210 How to Appear to Know that God Exists Keith DeRose (Yale), gives a talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. The commentator is Jane Friedman (NYU). Keith DeRose, Jane Friedman 14 Jul 2015
211 Show and Tell Paulina Sliwa (Cambridge) gives the first talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. Paulina Sliwa 14 Jul 2015
212 The Rev’d Mr Bayes and the Life Everlasting Peter van Inwagen (Notre Dame) gives the second talk for the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. The commentator is Jeffrey Sanford Russell (USC). Peter Van Inwagen, Jeffrey Sanford Russell 14 Jul 2015
213 Phenomenal Conservatism and Religious Belief Richard Swinburne, University of Oxford, gives the first talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. Richard Swinburne 14 Jul 2015
214 Creative Commons Moral Conformity Sinnott-Armstrong is the Chauncey Stillman Professor of Ethics at Duke University. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong 14 Jul 2015
215 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
216 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
217 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
218 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
219 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
220 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
221 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
222 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
223 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
224 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
225 Skeptical Theism and the Future First talk given by Cameron Domenico Kirk-Giannini (Rutgers) at the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop on Formal Epistemology and Religious Epistemology, Oxford University, 8 December 2014. Cameron Domenico Kirk-Giannini 09 Feb 2015
226 Foundations for an Accuracy-based Approach to Imprecise Credence Second talk given by Jason Konek (Bristol) and Billy Dunaway (Oxford) at the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop on Formal Epistemology and Religious Epistemology, Oxford University, 8 December 2014. Jason Konek, Billy Dunaway 09 Feb 2015
227 Divine Indifference, or Whatever Third talk given by Jonathan Weisberg (Toronto) at the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop on Formal Epistemology and Religious Epistemology, Oxford University, 8 December 2014. Jonathan Weisberg 09 Feb 2015
228 Against the Orthodoxy: Rethinking Epistemic Reasons and Pascal's Wager Fourth talk given by Rima Basu (USC) at the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop on Formal Epistemology and Religious Epistemology, Oxford University, 9 December 2014. Rima Basu 09 Feb 2015
229 Salvaging Pascal's Wager Fifth talk given by Liz Jackson (Nortre Dame) at the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop on Formal Epistemology and Religious Epistemology, Oxford University, 9 December 2014. Liz Jackson 09 Feb 2015
230 Updating on Evil Sixth and final talk given by Professor Roger White (MIT) at the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop Formal Epistemology and Religious Epistemology, Oxford University, 9 December 2014. Roger White 06 Feb 2015
231 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
232 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
233 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
234 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
235 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
236 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
237 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
238 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
239 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
240 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
241 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
242 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
243 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
244 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
245 Creative Commons Epistemic Intuitions and Defeaters for Noninferential Religious Belief Sixth and final talk given by Professor Michael Bergmann (Purdue) at the Defeat and Religious Epistemology for the New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop, Oxford University on 17th March 2014 Michael Bergmann 15 Jul 2014
246 Creative Commons Defeaters, Proper Functioning, and the Evolutionary Argument against Naturalism Fifth talk given by Professor Edward Wierenga (Rochester) at the Defeat and Religious Epistemology for the New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop Oxford University held on 17th March 2014 Edward Wierenga 15 Jul 2014
247 Creative Commons Fundamental Disagreements and Defeat Fourth talk given by Professor John Pittard (Yale Divinity School) at the Defeat and Religious Epistemology for the New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop, Oxford University on 18th March 2014 John Pittard 15 Jul 2014
248 Creative Commons (Undercutting) Epistemic Defeat and the 'Conciliatory' Road to Agnosticism Second talk given by Dr. J. Adam Carter (Edinburgh) at the Defeat and Religious Epistemology from the New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop, Oxford University held on 17th March 2014 J Adam Carter 15 Jul 2014
249 Creative Commons Defeat, Testimony, and Miracles First talk given by Dr Charity Anderson (Oxford) at the Defeat and Religious Epistemology from the New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop Oxford University on 17th March 2014 Charitt Anderson 15 Jul 2014
250 Religious Belief and the Epistemology of Testimony Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern) gives the seventh and last presentation, as part of the Testimony and Religious Epistemology workshop, held on 24th and 25th June 2014 by New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop,Oxford University. Jennifer Lackey 08 Jul 2014
251 Epistemic Trust in Oneself and Others – An Argument from Analogy Lizzie Fricker (Oxford), gives the sixth presentation Testimony and Religious Epistemology workshop, held on 24th and 25th June 2014 by New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop, Oxford University Lizzie Fricker, Mikkel Gerken 08 Jul 2014
252 Limits on Religious Testimony: Lessons on Morality Laura Callahan (Oxford) gives the fifth presentation at the Testimony and Religious Epistemology workshop, held on 24th and 25th June 2014 by New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop Oxford University. Laura Callahan, Peter Graham 08 Jul 2014
253 Can Anti-Reductionism in the Epistemology of Testimony aid the case of Justified Religious Belief? Sandford Goldberg (Northwestern) gives the fourth presentation at the Testimony and Religious Epistemology held on 24th and 25th June 2014 by New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop, Oxford University. Sandford Goldberg, John Hawthorne 08 Jul 2014
254 Understanding and Knowing by Testimony Paulina Sliwa (Cambridge) gives the third presentation of the Testimony and Religious Epistemology workshop geld onb 24th and 25th June 2014 by New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop, Oxford University. Paulina Sliwa, Alison Hills 08 Jul 2014
255 An internalist, evidentialist, foundationalist, reductionist, egoist and otherwise unpopular account of testimonial justification Trent Dougherty (Baylor), gives the second presentation at the Testimony and Religious Epistemology workshop, held on 24th and 25th June 2014 by New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop Oxford University. Trent Dougherty 08 Jul 2014
256 Those Unwise People Still Dwelling in Their Senses’: Religious Speech, Moral Testimony and Audience (Mis)understanding Rachel Fraser (Oxford) gives the first presentation of the Testimony and Religious Epistemology, held on 24th and 25 June 2014 by the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop Oxford University. Rachel Fraser, Max Baker-Hytch 08 Jul 2014
257 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
258 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
259 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
260 Creative Commons Reid on the Principles of Morals The final part of Professor Dan Robinson's series on Reid's critique of David Hume. Dan Robinson 14 May 2014
261 Creative Commons Hume’s “Sentimentalist” Theory of Morals The seventh part of Professor Dan Robinson's series on Reid's critique of David Hume. Dan Robinson 14 May 2014
262 Creative Commons Reid on Personal Identity The sixth part of Professor Dan Robinson's series on Reid's critique of David Hume. Dan Robinson 14 May 2014
263 Creative Commons Hume on Personal Identity The fifth part of Professor Dan Robinson's series on Reid's critique of David Hume. Dan Robinson 14 May 2014
264 Creative Commons Reid on Causation and Active Powers The fourth part of Professor Dan Robinson's series examining Reid's critique of David Hume. Dan Robinson 14 May 2014
265 Creative Commons Hume on Causation The third part of Professor Dan Robinson's series examining Reid's critique of David Hume. Dan Robinson 14 May 2014
266 Creative Commons Reid and Common Sense Realism Part two of Professor Dan Robinson's examination of Reid's critique of David Hume. Dan Robinson 14 May 2014
267 Creative Commons The “representational” theory of knowledge Professor Dan Robinson, Oxford University, delivers the first part of his series examining Reid's Critique of Hume. Dan Robinson 14 May 2014
268 Creative Commons The inevitable implausibility of physical determinism Richard G. Swinburne, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology seminar series. Richard Swinburne 12 May 2014
269 Two Concepts of Emergence Timothy O'Connor (Indiana) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies podcast series. Tim O'Connor 07 May 2014
270 Creative Commons Processes and Powers John Dupré (Exeter) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies podcast series John Dupré 07 May 2014
271 Creative Commons Powers: Necessity and Neighbourhoods Neil Williams (Buffalo University) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies podcast series Neil Williams 07 May 2014
272 Creative Commons Causal Production as Interaction: a Causal Account of Persistence and Grounding Rögnvaldur Ingthorsson (Lund University) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies podcast series Rögnvaldur Ingthorsson 07 May 2014
273 Creative Commons Doing Away With Dispositions: Towards a Law-Based Account of Modality in Science Stephen French (Leeds) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies series. Stephen French 18 Feb 2014
274 Creative Commons Quidditism and Modal Methodology Alastair Wilson, Birmingham, gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies series Alastair Wilson 18 Feb 2014
275 Creative Commons The Fundamentality of the Familiar Nick Jones, University of Birmingham, gives a talk in which he appeal to an examination of the explanatory role of ordinary macroscopic objects to argue that some of them are metaphysically fundamental. Nick Jones 18 Feb 2014
276 Creative Commons Aristotle's Dynamics in Physics VII 5: the Importance of Being Conditional Henry Mendell (California State) gives a talk for the Power Structualism in Ancient Ontologies series Henry Mendell 18 Feb 2014
277 Creative Commons Aristotle on the Happiness of the City Don Morison (Rice) gives a talk for the Power Structualism in Ancient Ontology series. Don Morison 18 Feb 2014
278 Creative Commons Pluralism and Determinism Thomas Sattig (Tübingen) gives a talk for the Power Structualism in Ancient Ontologies series. Thomas Sattig 18 Feb 2014
279 Creative Commons Inclination and the Modality of Dispositions Mark Sinclair (Manchester Metropolitan) gives a talk for the Power Structualism in Ancient Ontologies series Mark Sinclair 18 Feb 2014
280 Creative Commons Can We Make Sense of Metaphysical Knowledge? Claudine Tiercelin (Collège de France) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies series. Claudine Tiercelin 18 Feb 2014
281 Stilpo of Megara and the Uses of Argument Nick Denyer (Cambridge) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies podcast series Nick Denyer 13 Feb 2014
282 Marcus Aurelius' Meditations: How Stoic are They? Christopher Gill (Exeter) gives a talk on Marcus Aurelius' Meditations and asks How Stoic are They? Christopher GIll 13 Feb 2014
283 Creative Commons Moral Development and Self-Knowledge in Aristotle Steve Makin, (Sheffield) gives a talk for the Power Structualism in Ancient Ontologies podcast series Steve Makin 13 Feb 2014
284 Creative Commons Freedom and Responsibility Revisited Richard Sorabji gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontolgies podcast series Richard Sorabji 13 Feb 2014
285 Creative Commons Collective Agency and Knowledge of Others' Minds Stephen Butterfill gives a talk on philosophy and collective agency and other people's minds Stephen Butterfill 12 Feb 2014
286 Creative Commons Aristotle on Singular Thought Mika Perala gives a talk on Aristotle's philosophy Mika Perala 12 Feb 2014
287 Creative Commons Multimodal Perception and the Distinction Between the Senses Louise Fiona Richardson gives a talk on philosophy and perception Louise Fiona Richardson 12 Feb 2014
288 Common Sense and Metaperception Jerome Dokic gives a talk on common sense and philosophy Jerome Dokic 12 Feb 2014
289 Creative Commons The Causal Power of Structure and the Role of Intellect Howard Robinson gives a talk on philosophy and the role of the intellect Howard Robinson 12 Feb 2014
290 Creative Commons Aristotle on the Problem of Common Sensibles Anna Marmodoro gives a talk on Aristotle and his philosophy Anna Marmodoro 12 Feb 2014
291 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
292 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
293 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
294 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
295 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
296 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
297 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
298 Creative Commons What is faith? New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology lecture by Dan Howard-Snyder (Washington), 29th October 2013. Dan Howard-Snyder 06 Nov 2013
299 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
300 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