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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Past media events
Professor Tony Coady
Ethical Issues in Political Violence and State Sovereignty
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BA, BPhil, MA, MA
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
- Just War Theory
- Religion and Politics
- The Epistemology of Testimony
- Knowledge and Common Sense