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
What's new in CAPPE publications?
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
Other CAPPE Events
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Dr Alberto Giubilini
Australian Government policy on vaccination exemption and childcare benefits
Dr Kylie Bourne
The umbrella revolution
The value of foreign aid
Professor Seumas Miller
Institutional Corruption and The Capital Markets
Fixing the Fix - Benchmark Reform and the Future of Financial Regulation
Designing-in-Ethics: A Compulsary Retirement Savings System
Dr Stephen Clarke
On Religious Violence, ABC Western Plains
'Mornings', radio interview
Past media events
Professor Marilyn Friedman
Ethical Issues in Political Violence and State Sovereignty
Telephone +61 (02) 6125-8985
Facsimile +61 (02) 6125-6579
View my cv (.pdf)
Marilyn Friedman is currently working
on a project on female terrorists: the various meanings, motivations, and
degree of moral responsibility involved when terrorists are women. She is also working on an account of what is
normatively required to hold someone morally responsible for their behavior,
but an account that focuses on features of those who hold responsible rather
than of those who are held responsible. These features involve attempting to understand the perspective of the
accused, features that are especially important when holding someone
responsible for disputed political crimes such as terrorism. Friedman’s most
recent authored book, Autonomy, Gender, Politics
(Oxford, 2003), defends the importance of personal autonomy for women. The book devotes special attention to
problems of domestic violence and women’s apparent rights violations in some
cultural minority communities within liberal societies.
Fields of special interest
- Female Terrorists
- Women's Rights
- Cultural Diversity
Women and Citizenship (Edited). New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Autonomy, Gender, Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.