Please be part of us in congratulating all 4 of the finalists in the National Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics 2023, and in specific our winners, Lukas Joosten and Avital Fried. We would additionally prefer to thank our judges, Prof Roger Crisp, Prof Edward Harcourt and Dr Sarah Raskoff.
This, the ultimate of the 9th Annual National Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics, was held on the 14th March in the lecture theatre of the Faculty of Philosophy, in addition to on-line. During the ultimate the 4 finalists offered their papers and concepts to an viewers and responded to a brief Q&A as the deciding spherical in the competitors. A choice of the successful essays and honourable mentions will likely be revealed on this weblog.
Winner: Lukas Joosten, “Turning up the Hedonic Treadmill: Is it Morally Impermissible for Parents to Give Their Children a Luxurious Standard of Living?”
Runner Up: Chase Mizzell, “Against Using AI to Influence Our Future Selves in Ways That Bypass or Subvert Rationality”
Honourable Mentions: James French: How can we tackle the gender hole in anaesthesia and the wider medical office?
Leah O’Grady, “What is wrong with stating slurs?”
Tanae Rao, “Why the Responsibility Gap is Not a Compelling Objection to Lethal Autonomous Weapons”
Maria Rotaru, “Causal links and duties to past, present, and future generations: why and to whom do the affluent have moral obligations?”
Winner: Avital Fried, “Criminal Confessions and Content-Sensitive Testimonial Injustice”
Runner Up: Leora Urim Sung, “Should I Give or Save?”
Samuel Iglesias, “Ethical Biological Naturalism and the Case Against Moral Status for AIs”
Thomas Long, “The Ambiguous Ethicality of Applause: Ethnography’s Uncomfortable Challenge to the Ethical Subject”
Pablo Neira, “Why Preventing Predation Can Be a Morally Right Cause for Effective Altruism?”
Kyle van Oosterum, “How Confucian Harmony Can Help Us Deal With Echo Chambers”
Trenton Andrew Sewell, “Should Social Media Companies Use Artificial Intelligence to Automate Content Moderation on their Platforms and, if so, Under What Conditions?”
James Shearer, “Do we have an Obligation to Diversify our Media Consumption?”
Lucy Simpson, “Why Our Actions Matter: The Case for Fluid Moral Status.”