The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) commenced operations in 2000 as an Australian Research Council Special Research Centre. CAPPE has a concentration of applied philosophers across its divisions at Charles Sturt University and the University of Melbourne.
We are motivated by a commitment to the importance of philosophical reasoning for the understanding and resolution of practical ethical problems. Our purpose is to connect rigorous philosophical thinking with other relevant academic disciplines, the aims and standards of the professions, policy input, and broader community discussion.
5 INTEGRATED RESEARCH AREASThe Centre's work is organised around six integrated research areas
- Emerging and Converging Technologies Program:
- Health Program:
- Ecology Program:
- Economy Program:
- Security Program:
The Centre's Advisory Board is made up of eminent people chosen to provide advice and guidance. It has the responsibility to promote the highest standards of research and research training and to advise the Director and the Vice-Chancellors on matters relating to the Centre. Specifically, it promotes the work of the Centre in the wider community in Australia and overseas, develops initiatives to attract funds and advises on and promotes collaborative research activities with other universities and organisations in the professions. More