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
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Human Enhancement: Destiny or Disaster?
The conference talks are now live
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Professor Thomas Pogge
Justice and the Human Good
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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.
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Fields of special interest
- Political philosophy, particularly global justice
and justice in health care