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  • University of Melbourne

CURRENT RESEARCH

Technologies Program:

    This 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.

Poverty Program:

    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.

Health Program:

    This program will conduct research in relation to a range of interconnected ethical issues in the public health domain.

Ecology Program:

    This program examines a range of issues in environmental ethics, including ethical issues related to existing and potential anthropogenic climate change.

Economy Program:

    This program focuses on a number of central ethical issues arising in the economic sphere, including corporate responsibility and economic corruption.

Security Program:

    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 intervention.

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Workshop Wagga Wagga

Saturday July 26, 2014, 12.30 - 4pm

Co-sponsored by the Society for Applied Philosophy

The Procreation Asymmetry

The aim of this workshop is to evaluate the prospects of vindicating an intuitive 'procreation asymmetry': that we are obligated not to create miserable children, but have no obligation to create happy children. More

Workshop Canberra

Friday September 05, Saturday September 06, 2014

Co-sponsored by the Society for Applied Philosophy

Who is Responsible for Climate Change? More

 


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

 

Past events

Professor Thomas Pogge

Justice and the Human Good

Thomas.Pogge@anu.edu.au
Telephone +61 (02) 6125-5485
Facsimile +61 (02) 6125-6579
View my cv (.pdf)

DipSoz, PhD

Biography

Having received his PhD in philosophy from Harvard, Thomas Pogge has published widely on Kant and in moral and political philosophy, including various books on Rawls and global justice. Besides his appointment at CAPPE, he is Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University, Research Director at the Oslo University Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN), and Adjunct Professor of Political Philosophy at the Centre for Professional Ethics of the University of Central Lancashire. With support from the Australian Research Council, the UK-based BUPA Foundation and the European Commission (7th Framework) he currently heads a team effort towards developing a complement to the pharmaceutical patent regime that would improve access to advanced medicines for the poor worldwide (www.healthimpactfund.org) and toward developing better indices of poverty and gender equity. More about Thomas Pogge

Fields of special interest

  • Kant
  • Ethics
  • Political philosophy, particularly global justice and justice in health care