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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 03, 2014 at 5.15pm

Dr Greg Bognar (La Trobe University)

Fairness and the Puzzle of Disability More

CAPPE Melbourne Seminar

Wednesday August 27, 2014 2.15pm

Dr Sebastian Schneider

Rethinking the Concept of War for the Twenty-First Century  More


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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 three journals, one jointly with John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, and another three journals are edited by members of the Centre.


Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy

Tom Campbell is the Editor of this Journal which is published by the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy. It is a broadly based academic journal that publishes theoretical work relating to law and legal studies. More...


Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics

The journal is published twice a year 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…


Criminal Justice Ethics

This journal is published jointly by the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics and the Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics, John Jay College at the City University of New York. John Kleinig is one of the joint Editors. It is a semi-annual journal designed to focus greater attention on ethical issues in criminal justice by philosophers, criminal justice professionals, lawyers and judges, and the general public. Its editorial scope includes topics relating to the police, the courts, corrections, and issues in legal philosophy. More…


Ethics and Information Technology

Jeroen van den Hoven is the Editor-in-Chief of this Journal which is published by Springer. ..."The only journal to report exclusively on the social and ethical dimensions of emerging information technology."..

Ethics and Information Technology is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the dialogue between moral philosophy and the field of information and communication technology (ICT). The journal aims to foster and promote reflection and analysis which is intended to make a constructive contribution to answering the ethical, social and political questions associated with the adoption, use, and development of ICT.

Within the scope of the journal are also conceptual analysis and discussion of ethical ICT issues which arise in the context of technology assessment, cultural studies, public policy analysis and public administration, cognitive science, social and anthropological studies in technology, mass-communication, and legal studies. Research that deals with the history of ideas and provides intellectual resources for moral and political reflection on ICT is also welcomed. The general editorial policy is to publish work of high quality regardless of school of thought or philosophical tradition from which it derives. More…



Editor 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…



Editor-in-Chief, Neil Levy

Neuroethics will provide a forum for interdisciplinary studies in neuroethics and related issues in the sciences of the mind. In particular the journal will focus on the ethical issues posed by the new technologies developed via neuroscience (such as psycho-pharmaceuticals and other ways of intervening in the mind), the practice of neuroscience itself (such as the problems posed by incidental findings in imaging work on research subjects), the problems of legal regulation of neuroscientific technologies, and the ways in which the sciences of the mind illuminate traditional moral and philosophical problems, such as the nature of free will and moral responsibility, the problem of self-deception, weakness of the will and the nature of personhood.

Neuroethics will be an important communication medium in the dual areas of neuroethics: the ethics of neuroscience and the neuroscience of ethics. As such, it will offer comprehensive bibliographies, reviews of significant literature, information about current scholarly activities in the field, including partial proceedings of selected meetings, and an opinions section for readers' commentaries.

Neuroethics will be highly inclusive in its scope: it will publish articles with a historical focus on earlier philosophical discussions of neuroethics, as well as articles with a contemporary focus. It will seek contributions from a range of academic disciplines; as such, it will seek to promote fruitful dialogue between all members of the ethical, medical, legal and social science communities.More…



Published by the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Res Publica is directed to a general readership, with articles applying philosophical skills and insights to public policy issues. It is edited by Dr Adrian Walsh. More…



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