CAPPE

  • CSU
  • 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 Tony Coady

Ethical Issues in Political Violence and State Sovereignty

t.coady@unimelb.edu.au
Telephone +61 (03) 8344-5155
Facsimilie +61 (03) 9348-2130
View my cv (.pdf)

BA, BPhil, MA, MA

Biography

Tony Coady is one of Australia's best-known philosophers. He has an outstanding international reputation for his writings on epistemology and on political violence and political ethics. His book Testimony: a Philosophical Study (OUP, 1992) has been particularly influential and more recently he published Morality and Political Violence (CUP, 2008) In 1990 he founded and became director of the Centre for Philosophy and Public Issues at the University of Melbourne, the first centre in Australia to be concerned with broad issues of philosophy and public affairs. CPPI later became absorbed into CAPPE where Coady was Deputy-Director for its first four years. In 2005, he gave the Uehiro Lectures on Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford, which were subsequently published in 2008 by Oxford University Press under the title, Messy Morality: the Challenge of Politics.

He is currently a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, together with Steve Clarke and Julian Savulescu and C.A.J. Coady: ‘Moral Conservatism, Human Enhancement and the “Affective Revolution” in Moral Psychology’ (2013-15). More information about 'Moral Conservatism, Human Enhancement and the 'Affective Revolution' in Moral psychology 'is available here
 

Fields of special interest

  • Political Violence
  • Terrorism
  • Just War Theory
  • Religion and Politics
  • The Epistemology of Testimony
  • Knowledge and Common Sense