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Should we test drugs on pregnant women?

Should we test drugs on pregnant women? Copyright free image Copyright free: PDPics
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Feb 2016
The idea might seem ridiculous. But as science writer Emily Anthes explains, there's a strong case for testing drugs on women who are pregnant.

Right to die: what about other circumstances?

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Right to die: what about other circumstances? Copyrighted image Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com
Updated 29 Jan 2016
Reasons for individuals chosing to end their life vary - is there one straightforward answer to the question 'do we have the right to die?' or is...

How to Die: Simon's Choice - Discussion Hub

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How to Die: Simon's Choice - Discussion Hub Copyrighted image Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com
Updated 29 Jan 2016
Have your say, learn more about the issues and discuss the key themes covered by 'How to Die: Simon's Choice'. 

Do we have a right to die?

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Do we have a right to die? Copyrighted image Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com
Updated 27 Jan 2016
Do we have a right to die? What are the moral and ethical implications of assisted suicide?

OpenLearn Live: 6th November 2015

OpenLearn Live: 6th November 2015 Creative commons image Tagishsimon under
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Nov 2015
The dog whose death led to a libel trial - and riots; tshirt ethics; whale suicides. Then more free learning through the day.

Who is in the wrong in the Ashley Madison hack?

Who is in the wrong in the Ashley Madison hack? Creative commons image Quinn Dombrowski under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2015
Hackers have exposed the details of millions of users of a site designed to help married people cheat. Nobody comes out of the story looking...

Virtual murder: Just a game?

Virtual murder: Just a game? Creative commons image Casey Fleser under CC-BY-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Aug 2015
Can playing violent video games be perceived as a bad thing even if the game player does not show aggressive behaviour in reality?

Key Questions in Philosophy with The Open University

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Key Questions in Philosophy with The Open University Copyrighted image Copyright: Magentis08 | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 09 Apr 2015
Our broad-ranging module 'Key Questions in Philosophy' investigates five different topics in philosophy: truth in fiction, the justice of war,...

The veil of ignorance

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The veil of ignorance Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Apr 2015
This animation debates one of the most searching ideas of legal thought: John Rawls' assertion of the value of a veil of ignorance.