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The ethics of vaccination: individual, collective, and institutional responsibilities

In this talk, Dr Alberto Giubilini from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics introduces his latest publication on the ethics of vaccination.

Interview with Dr Alberto Giubilini

Why do some people refuse to have their child vaccinated? Are there any good reasons not to vaccinate one’s child? Why should one have one's child vaccinated if this doesn't make a difference to whether the community is protected? Why is vaccinating one’s child an ethical issue? In this interview, Alberto Giubilini and Katrien Devolder from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics discuss these and other questions, which Alberto Giubilini addresses in his new open access book 'The Ethics of Vaccination'.

Human enhancement: is it good for society

A team of international scientists has been investigating new technologies that enhance the physical and cognitive skills of human beings, as well as their development and distribution in society. The researchers say the need to put an appropriate framework in place is becoming increasingly urgent.

BDI to host EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Health Data Science

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has funded a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Health Data Science at the University of Oxford. The Centre will be located within the Big Data Institute, and will play a leading role in training the next generation of health data scientists.

Should we use AI to prevent you from getting the blues?

If there was a piece of technology that could help to predict whether you will experience a mental health problem, would you want to know? Would you want your parents, your colleagues, or your school to know? And would you want to know the answer?

Bioethics of Digital Tools in mental health

Ilina Singh from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and Neurscience, Ethics and Society presented at the 14th World Congress of Bioethics 2018. Listen to her presentation on digital tools in mental health support.

Should we Believe in Santa Claus?

This article is written by Dr Alberto Giubilini, from the Oxford Martin School, the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities.

Hard Choices, Fredkin’s Paradox and is Ethics a Waste of Time?

This article was written by Dr Rebecca Brown from the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.

Harnessing the Power of Moral Identity to Improve Morality

This article was written by Dr Doug McConnell from the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, and first appeared on the blog Practical Ethics - Ethics in the News.

Futuremakers: Does AI have a gender?

Listen to this discussion, hosted by Philosopher Peter Millican, with Gina Neff, Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the Oxford Internet Institute; Siân Brooke, a DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute focussed on construction of gendered identity on the pseudonymous web; and our own Carissa Véliz, Research Fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities.

Lecture and Book Launch: Ethics, Conflict and Medical Treatment for Children – From Disagreement to Dissensus

Watch the lecture by Professors Dominic Wilkinson and Julian Savulescu at the book launch for ‘Ethics, Conflict and Medical Treatment for Children’, which took place on 4 October at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford.

The Ethics of Consciousness Hunting - How fMRI has become an ethical obligation

This article was written by Dr Mackenzie Graham and first appeared on the Nautilus website.

MSt in Practical Ethics

The MSt offers high quality training in practical ethics, drawing on the internationally recognised expertise of Oxford’s Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, the Ethox Centre and the Faculty of Philosophy.

Neuro-discourse: Neuro-enthusiasm or neuro-scepticism? Neuro-ethics (?)

This blog post was written by Dr Rodolfo Maggio and first appeared on the BeGood Early Intervention Ethics website.

Would a longer lifespan make us happier? A philosopher’s take

In this article, Dr Mackenzie Graham from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics outlines differnt factors to assess whether or not a longer lifespan improves feelings of happiness.

Should Gene Editing Be Compulsory?

Professor Julian Savulescu from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics presents two hypothetical cases to highlight the importance of research into genome editing.

Pain for Ethicists #2: Is the Cerebral Cortex Required for Pain? (Video)

This is a video of Dr Adam Shriver's presentation at the UQUAM 2018 Summer School in Animal Cognition, organised by Steven Harnad:

Pain for Ethicists: What is the Affective Dimension of Pain?

This is the first post by Dr Adam Shriver from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics in a series highlighting current pain science that is relevant to philosophers writing about well-being and ethics.

OxTalent 2018 Award Ceremony

Technology can be key to supporting public engagement with research. Oxford University's Digital Education has recognised this and introduced public engagement as an OxTalent award category four years ago. In this year's award ceremony there were very inspiring entries of an honourable mention, a runner up and a winner.

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