program deals with risks and responsibilities relating to research into
technologies that combine with or add to existing technologies, including
ethical issues in bio/nanotechnology, computing and IT.
This program focuses on building an ethically and empirically based account of what development is, what standards it ought to use, and the like. Issues addressed include the measurement of poverty and global minimal labour standards.
This program will conduct research in relation to a range of interconnected ethical issues in the public health domain.
This program examines a
range of issues in environmental ethics, including ethical issues related to
existing and potential anthropogenic climate change.
This program focuses on a number of central ethical issues arising in the economic sphere, including corporate responsibility and economic corruption.
This program focuses on the ethical
dimensions of a range of current domestic and international security problems,
including ethical issues pertaining to terrorism, crime, and humanitarian
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CONSCIENCE AND CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION IN
23-24 November 2015
The Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
(University of Oxford) and the Centre for Applied
Philosophy and Public Ethics (Charles Sturt University) will
host a conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role
of conscience in healthcare practitioners' decision making.
Symposium: Rationality, Agency and
Responsibility in Social Groups
13 November 2015
Human Enhancement: Destiny or Disaster?
The conference talks are now live
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Professor Igor Primoratz
Ethical Issues in Security and State Sovereignty
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Igor Primoratz writes on moral, political and legal philosophy. In his current research he focuses in particular on the ethics of war, where he works within the just war tradition, and on terrorism, which he considers “almost absolutely” wrong. Another central research interest at present is patriotism: How does it differ from nationalism? What are its main varieties? What are their moral credentials? He is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Fields of special interest
- Philosophy of punishment
- Philosophy of sex
- Patriotism and nationalism
- The ethics of war
Primoratz, I. Terrorism: A Philosophical Investigation, Cambridge: Polity Press (forthcoming).
Primorac, I. 2006. Etika na djelu. Ogledi iz primijenjene etike [Ethics at Work: Essays in Applied Ethics, in Croatian], Zagreb: KruZak.
Primorac, I. 2001. Filozofija na djelu. Rasprave i ogledi iz praktične filozofije [Philosophy at Work: Studies and Essays in Practical Philosophy, in Croatian], Zagreb: Croatian Philosophical Society.
Primoratz, I. 1999. Ethics and Sex , London and New York: Routledge.
Primoratz, I. 1997. Justifying Legal Punishment, 2nd edn., Atlantic Highlands and London: Humanity Books