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Practical Ethics Bites

Oxford University

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Practical Ethics Bites

Practical Ethics Bites

Oxford University

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Plays
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Practical Ethics Bites is a series of audio podcasts on practical ethics targeted specifically at pupils studying philosophy in UK schools. It is produced by the team behind the popular podcast Philosophy Bites, David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton. Philosophy Bites has had over 21 million downloads. David Edmonds is a Senior Research Associate at Oxford’s Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and all the interviewees are academics linked to the Uehiro Centre. The series aims to be a free educational resource for teachers. Each interview is around 20 minutes long.

Latest Episodes

Can you choose to be gay?

Brian Earp discusses the ethics of sexual orientation. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

10 MIN2015 JUL 14
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Can you choose to be gay?

The ethics of sexuality

Professor Janet Radcliffe Richards argues that homosexuality is natural, and that what is natural can be neither good nor bad.

17 MIN2014 NOV 4
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The ethics of sexuality

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.

19 MIN2014 OCT 28
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Should we allow genetic engineering on embryos?

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? 23 10

23 MIN2014 OCT 21
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Is there such a thing as a just war?

The rights and wrongs of abortion

Rebecca Roache discusses the conflicting rights and interests of both foetus and mother.

18 MIN2014 OCT 14
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The rights and wrongs of abortion

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. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

15 MIN2014 OCT 6
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Choosing the sex of your child

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? Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

20 MIN2014 SEP 29
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Free will, and its connection to moral responsibility

What is virtue ethics?

In this episode, Professor Roger Crisp introduces the strand of ethical theory known as 'virtue ethics'. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

18 MIN2014 SEP 22
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What is virtue ethics?

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. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

21 MIN2014 JUL 22
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Should euthanasia be legal?
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Latest Episodes

Can you choose to be gay?

Brian Earp discusses the ethics of sexual orientation. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

10 MIN2015 JUL 14
Comments
Can you choose to be gay?

The ethics of sexuality

Professor Janet Radcliffe Richards argues that homosexuality is natural, and that what is natural can be neither good nor bad.

17 MIN2014 NOV 4
Comments
The ethics of sexuality

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.

19 MIN2014 OCT 28
Comments
Should we allow genetic engineering on embryos?

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? 23 10

23 MIN2014 OCT 21
Comments
Is there such a thing as a just war?

The rights and wrongs of abortion

Rebecca Roache discusses the conflicting rights and interests of both foetus and mother.

18 MIN2014 OCT 14
Comments
The rights and wrongs of abortion

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. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

15 MIN2014 OCT 6
Comments
Choosing the sex of your child

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? Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

20 MIN2014 SEP 29
Comments
Free will, and its connection to moral responsibility

What is virtue ethics?

In this episode, Professor Roger Crisp introduces the strand of ethical theory known as 'virtue ethics'. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

18 MIN2014 SEP 22
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What is virtue ethics?

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. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

21 MIN2014 JUL 22
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Should euthanasia be legal?
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