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Podcast Profile: Practical Ethics Bites

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Site: podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/practical-ethics-bites
9 episodes
2014 to 2015
Average episode: 19 minutes
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Categories: Ethics • Interview-Style

Podcaster's summary: 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.

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List Updated: 2022-Dec-07 12:35 UTC. Episodes: 9. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2015-Jul-14 • 11 minutes
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/...
2014-Nov-04 • 18 minutes
The ethics of sexuality
Professor Janet Radcliffe Richards argues that homosexuality is natural, and that what is natural can be neither good nor bad.
2014-Oct-28 • 20 minutes
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.
2014-Oct-21 • 23 minutes
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
2014-Oct-14 • 19 minutes
The rights and wrongs of abortion
Rebecca Roache discusses the conflicting rights and interests of both foetus and mother.
2014-Oct-06 • 16 minutes
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/...
2014-Sep-29 • 20 minutes
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/...
2014-Sep-22 • 19 minutes
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/...
2014-Jul-22 • 22 minutes
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/...