Methods and Work in Progress Seminar in Practical and Medical Ethics

Methods and Work in Progress Seminar in Practical and Medical Ethics
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Convenor: Dr Rebecca Brown

Michaelmas 2019 Programme

Weeks 2, 4, 6 & 8 Thursdays 2-4pm

Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Philosophy, Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Rd. Oxford, OX2 6GG.




This seminar is an opportunity for graduate students from all departments whose work has an applied ethics dimension to join a practical and medical ethics seminar group led by researchers from the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.

Each week, for the first hour of the seminar, one of the researchers will introduce a key topic in Practical or Medical Ethics, referencing various texts, including Medical Ethics and Law; a Curriculum for the 21st Century, 3rd edition. (pdfs of the texts will be circulated in the week prior to the seminar)

During the second hour of the seminar students will be given the opportunity to present draft papers or thesis chapters for constructive comments and discussion with other graduate students, led by Dr Rebecca Brown

The Programme for Michaelmas is as follows:

Week 2: Thursday 24th Oct, 2 – 4pm, Dr Jonathan Pugh on Autonomy 

Week 4: Thursday 7th Nov, 2-4pm, Dr Thomas Douglas on Consent 

Week 6: Thursday 21st Nov, 2-4pm, Dr Rebecca Brown on Resource Allocation and Responsibility.

Week 8: Thursday 5th Dec, 2-4pm, Prof Dominic Wilkinson on Decision Making with Children [download set reading]

Each week one student will have the opportunity to present a work in progress paper, giving a 10 min presentation. Another student will then give a 5 min initial response to the paper presented.  This will then be followed by an open group discussion for the remainder of the hour. Papers and reading material are circulated a week in advance via email.  Students who volunteer to present are asked to choose another session in which to respond.

The presenting and respondent spaces are issued on a first come first served basis so please email ASAP to ensure you get a space.  Responding to papers is as important an aspect of the seminar as presenting.

Please email if you wish to sign up for the mailing list for this seminar group, or to present or respond to a paper.


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