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ARC Linkage Grant

Prof S Miller, Prof J Kleinig et al Police Leadership in the 21st Century: Redesigning Roles and Practices More

Prof S Miller, Prof J O'Brien et al The Future of Financial Regulation More

ARC Discovery Grants

Dr S Clarke, Prof A Coady et al Moral Conservation More

Prof T Campbell et al Philosophy of Human Rights More

Other Grants

Prof J Weckert, Dr E Rush, M Walker  Promoting Global Responsible Research and Innovation  More




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CAPPE Canberra Seminar

Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 5.15pm

Dr Sarah Sorial (University of Wollongong)

The legitimacy of anger in the public sphere More

CAPPE Melbourne Seminar

Wednesday August 27, 2014 2.15pm
Lachlan De Crespigny

TBA  More


Past events




Information on books authored or edited by CAPPE members since 2000.
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Information on the new CAPPE ANU E Press book series in Practical Ethics and Public Policy.
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Papers written by CAPPE members.
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The Centre edits and publishes the following journals:


Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics

The journal is published by the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. Anna Corbo Crehan (Managing Editor) CSU, Andrew Alexandra UM and Igor Primoratz CSU (co-editors). More…



Founding Editor (now retired) in Chief, John Weckert

Nanoscale technologies are currently surrounded by both hype and fear. Optimists suggest that these technologies are desperately needed to solve problems of terrorism, global warming, the shortage of clean water, land degradation and health. Pessimists fear the loss of privacy and loss of autonomy, "grey goo" and weapons of mass destruction, and serious environmental and health risks. There is also concern about the fair distribution of the costs and benefits of the technology.

The field needs a forum for informed discussion of ethical and social issues related to nanotechnology to counterbalance popular discussions and fragmented representation of opinions and findings. NanoEthics: Ethics for Technologies that Converge at the Nanoscale provides this forum.

This journal will be a multidisciplinary forum for exploration of issues presented by converging technology applications. While the central focus of the journal will be on the ethical issues, it is recognized that these discussions must be informed by, at least, the physical, biological and social sciences and the law.

NanoEthics: Ethics for Technologies that Converge at the Nanoscale will focus on the philosophically and scientifically rigorous examination of the ethical and societal considerations and the public and policy concerns inherent in nanotechnology research and development. These issues include both individual and societal problems, and include individual health, wellbeing and human enhancement, human integrity and autonomy, distribution of the costs and benefits, threats to culture and tradition and to political and economic stability. Additionally there are meta-issues including the neutrality or otherwise of technology, designing technology in a value-sensitive way, and the control of scientific research. More…



Recent media comment by Centre Members and other commentators associated with CAPPE. More…



The Centre has available to it a wide range of expertise to undertake contract research and consultancies. More…



Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics Annual Reports