News in Global Ethics

Track, trace and contain – but don't keep our data: Ethical and legal worries of the NHSX App

Track, trace and contain – but don't keep our data: Ethical and legal worries of the NHSX App

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On Thursday 7th May the UK Government began the roll out of its Covid-19 Contact Tracing App on the Isle of Wight, however if government want to hold our data we need more clarity.
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Thursday 28 May 2020
Why we need more than 'following the science' to make the best decisions in the COVID-19 crisis

Why we need more than 'following the science' to make the best decisions in the COVID-19 crisis

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On the 25th April the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, put out a statement on Covid19, and the basics of democratic governance.
Date:
Thursday 30 April 2020

Metalogic and the Overgeneration Argument

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Paper by Dr Salvatore Florio, Birmingham Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, selected for OUP's Best of Philosophy 2019 collection.
Date:
Tuesday 14 January 2020
New year, new you? Why we think a better body will be a better self

New year, new you? Why we think a better body will be a better self

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Professor Heather Widdows writes for The Conversation.
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Thursday 2 January 2020
Free broadband: internet access is now a human right, no matter who pays the bills

Free broadband: internet access is now a human right, no matter who pays the bills

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Dr Merten Reglitz writing for The Conversation.
Date:
Tuesday 19 November 2019
Free internet access should be a basic human right - study

Free internet access should be a basic human right - study

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Free internet access must be considered as a human right, as people unable to get online lack meaningful ways to influence the global players shaping their everyday lives, according to a new study.
Date:
Monday 11 November 2019
New campaign to end the effects of lookism by collective social action

New campaign to end the effects of lookism by collective social action

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Professor Heather Widdows, from the University of Birmingham, is calling for collective social action to acknowledge the effects of lookism* in our visual and virtual culture.
Date:
Monday 10 June 2019
The ugly side of beauty

The ugly side of beauty

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Professor Heather Widdows (Department of Philosophy) is interviewed for Guernica (a magazine of global art and politics) about appearance, the pressures to be perfect, and how beauty has become a measure for success.
Date:
Friday 1 February 2019
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