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Thinking Out Loud: leading philosophers discuss topical global issues

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Thinking Out Loud provides audio-podcasts based on a series of videos produced by Katrien Devolder in which she talks to leading philosophers from around the world on topics related to practical ethics. The podcast and videos are meant for a non-specialist audience. You can watch the videos on the Practical Ethics Channel. Katrien is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.

Latest Episodes

Covid-19: who should be vaccinated first?

Katrien Devolder interviews Alberto Giubilini. After healthcare and some other essential workers, it might seem the most obvious candidates for a Covid-19 vaccine (if we have one) are the elderly and other groups that are more vulnerable to the virus. But Alberto Giubilini argues that prioritising children may be a better option as this could maximise the benefits of indirect immunity for elderly and other vulnerable groups.

12 min3 w ago
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Covid-19: who should be vaccinated first?

The Risks of Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps

Katrien Devolder interviews Associate Professor Carissa Véliz. Are contact tracing apps safe? Philosopher Carissa Véliz (University of Oxford), author of 'Privacy is Power', explains why we should think twice about using such apps. They pose a serious risk to our privacy, and this matters, even if you think you have nothing to hide!

10 min3 w ago
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The Risks of Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps

Why Parental Status Matters When Allocating Scarce Medical Resources

Katrien Devolder interviews Moti Gorin. With Moti Gorin (Colorado State University) on which patients we should treat, if we can’t treat them all. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought questions about how to allocate scarce medical resources to the forefront. In this Thinking Out Loud interview with Katrien Devolder, Philosopher Moti Gorin (Colorado State University) argues that parents (or primary caregivers) of a dependent child should (sometimes) get priority. A controversial position that nevertheless has some intuitive appeal!

16 min3 w ago
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Why Parental Status Matters When Allocating Scarce Medical Resources

Fair Access to Covid-19 Treatment in Mexico

Philosopher César Palacios-González talks about how corruption and racism in Mexico created serious hurdles for developing federal guidelines for deciding who gets to access scarce medical resources. In Mexico, widespread corruption and racism create extra challenges for tackling the coronavirus pandemic: how can one prevent that affluent people buy their way into ICU or that people from certain ethnic groups are given priority acces to treatment? How can one prevent that the perceived social value of patients (e.g. the fact that they have children, are prisoners, have 'good' jobs...) determines whether they get treatment? Philosopher César Palacios-González (University of Oxford) talks about how these challenges affected the development of the federal guidelines for who gets to access scarce medical resources.

8 minJUL 8
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Fair Access to Covid-19 Treatment in Mexico

Past the Peak of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Triage of Non-Covid-19 patients

Katrien Devolder interviews Dominic Wilkinson. Some countries are now past the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, and new ethical issues are arising: the healthcare system continues to be under enormous pressure: because of safety measures, it works much less efficiently than before, there will continue to be Covid-19 patients, and there is an enormous backlog of patients whose treatments have been put on hold. Who should now get treatment first, and who will have to wait? OUCs Dominic Wilkinson, Professor of Medical Ethics and Consultant in Newborn Intensive Care, sheds some light on this important and extremely urgent ethical question, and proposes a practical solution. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

13 minJUN 1
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Past the Peak of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Triage of Non-Covid-19 patients

Is it Permissible for Healthcare Workers to Stop Working if They Lack PPE?

Katrien Devolder interviews Udo Schüklenk. In the UK, more than 100 health and social care workers have died of Covid-19. Some of these deaths could have been prevented if these workers would have had better access to personal protective equipment (PPE). But there is a shortage. Do health and social workers have a moral obligation to continue to work if they lack access to PPE? Katrien Devolder Talks to Udo Schüklenk, professor of philosophy at Queen’s University, about this important issue. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

12 minAPR 23
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Is it Permissible for Healthcare Workers to Stop Working if They Lack PPE?

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Exacerbates Existing Inequalities

An interview with Dr Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra. Dr Ganguli Mitra talks with Katrien Devolder about how pandemics increase existing inequalities in societies, and how this may result in even more victims than those from the disease itself. She urges governments and others to take social justice considerations much more into account when preparing for, and tackling, pandemics. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

9 minAPR 21
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How the Coronavirus Pandemic Exacerbates Existing Inequalities

Triage in an Italian ICU During the Coronavirus Pandemic

An interview with Dr Marco Vergano. Katrien Devolder talks to Dr Marco Vergano, intensive care specialist and Chair of the Ethics Section of the Italian Society for Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (Siaarti) about triage in the ICU during the coronavirus pandemic, and the moral burden this causes. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

26 minAPR 20
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Triage in an Italian ICU During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tackling the Cause of the Coronavirus Pandemic

An interview with Professor Peter Singer. In this Thinking Out Loud interview, Katrien Devolder talks to philosopher Peter Singer about the causes of the coronavirus outbreak and what ought to be done to prevent future pandemics. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

15 minAPR 20
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Tackling the Cause of the Coronavirus Pandemic
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Latest Episodes

Covid-19: who should be vaccinated first?

Katrien Devolder interviews Alberto Giubilini. After healthcare and some other essential workers, it might seem the most obvious candidates for a Covid-19 vaccine (if we have one) are the elderly and other groups that are more vulnerable to the virus. But Alberto Giubilini argues that prioritising children may be a better option as this could maximise the benefits of indirect immunity for elderly and other vulnerable groups.

12 min3 w ago
Comments
Covid-19: who should be vaccinated first?

The Risks of Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps

Katrien Devolder interviews Associate Professor Carissa Véliz. Are contact tracing apps safe? Philosopher Carissa Véliz (University of Oxford), author of 'Privacy is Power', explains why we should think twice about using such apps. They pose a serious risk to our privacy, and this matters, even if you think you have nothing to hide!

10 min3 w ago
Comments
The Risks of Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps

Why Parental Status Matters When Allocating Scarce Medical Resources

Katrien Devolder interviews Moti Gorin. With Moti Gorin (Colorado State University) on which patients we should treat, if we can’t treat them all. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought questions about how to allocate scarce medical resources to the forefront. In this Thinking Out Loud interview with Katrien Devolder, Philosopher Moti Gorin (Colorado State University) argues that parents (or primary caregivers) of a dependent child should (sometimes) get priority. A controversial position that nevertheless has some intuitive appeal!

16 min3 w ago
Comments
Why Parental Status Matters When Allocating Scarce Medical Resources

Fair Access to Covid-19 Treatment in Mexico

Philosopher César Palacios-González talks about how corruption and racism in Mexico created serious hurdles for developing federal guidelines for deciding who gets to access scarce medical resources. In Mexico, widespread corruption and racism create extra challenges for tackling the coronavirus pandemic: how can one prevent that affluent people buy their way into ICU or that people from certain ethnic groups are given priority acces to treatment? How can one prevent that the perceived social value of patients (e.g. the fact that they have children, are prisoners, have 'good' jobs...) determines whether they get treatment? Philosopher César Palacios-González (University of Oxford) talks about how these challenges affected the development of the federal guidelines for who gets to access scarce medical resources.

8 minJUL 8
Comments
Fair Access to Covid-19 Treatment in Mexico

Past the Peak of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Triage of Non-Covid-19 patients

Katrien Devolder interviews Dominic Wilkinson. Some countries are now past the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, and new ethical issues are arising: the healthcare system continues to be under enormous pressure: because of safety measures, it works much less efficiently than before, there will continue to be Covid-19 patients, and there is an enormous backlog of patients whose treatments have been put on hold. Who should now get treatment first, and who will have to wait? OUCs Dominic Wilkinson, Professor of Medical Ethics and Consultant in Newborn Intensive Care, sheds some light on this important and extremely urgent ethical question, and proposes a practical solution. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

13 minJUN 1
Comments
Past the Peak of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Triage of Non-Covid-19 patients

Is it Permissible for Healthcare Workers to Stop Working if They Lack PPE?

Katrien Devolder interviews Udo Schüklenk. In the UK, more than 100 health and social care workers have died of Covid-19. Some of these deaths could have been prevented if these workers would have had better access to personal protective equipment (PPE). But there is a shortage. Do health and social workers have a moral obligation to continue to work if they lack access to PPE? Katrien Devolder Talks to Udo Schüklenk, professor of philosophy at Queen’s University, about this important issue. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

12 minAPR 23
Comments
Is it Permissible for Healthcare Workers to Stop Working if They Lack PPE?

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Exacerbates Existing Inequalities

An interview with Dr Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra. Dr Ganguli Mitra talks with Katrien Devolder about how pandemics increase existing inequalities in societies, and how this may result in even more victims than those from the disease itself. She urges governments and others to take social justice considerations much more into account when preparing for, and tackling, pandemics. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

9 minAPR 21
Comments
How the Coronavirus Pandemic Exacerbates Existing Inequalities

Triage in an Italian ICU During the Coronavirus Pandemic

An interview with Dr Marco Vergano. Katrien Devolder talks to Dr Marco Vergano, intensive care specialist and Chair of the Ethics Section of the Italian Society for Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (Siaarti) about triage in the ICU during the coronavirus pandemic, and the moral burden this causes. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

26 minAPR 20
Comments
Triage in an Italian ICU During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tackling the Cause of the Coronavirus Pandemic

An interview with Professor Peter Singer. In this Thinking Out Loud interview, Katrien Devolder talks to philosopher Peter Singer about the causes of the coronavirus outbreak and what ought to be done to prevent future pandemics. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

15 minAPR 20
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Tackling the Cause of the Coronavirus Pandemic
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