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.
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 intervention.
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.
13 November 2015
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The conference talks are now live
Contact CAPPE for more information.
Dr Alberto Giubilini
Australian Government policy on vaccination exemption and childcare benefits More
Dr Kylie Bourne
The umbrella revolution More
The value of foreign aid More
Professor Seumas Miller
Institutional Corruption and The Capital Markets More
Fixing the Fix - Benchmark Reform and the Future of Financial Regulation More
Designing-in-Ethics: A Compulsary Retirement Savings System More
Dr Stephen Clarke
On Religious Violence, ABC Western Plains 'Mornings', radio interview More
Potential students are encouraged to contact a Postgraduate Co-ordinator for advice prior to submitting an application.
Inquiries regarding Research degrees (PhD and MA) should be directed to one of the following:
Dana Goswick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Suzanne Uniacke (email@example.com)
Inquiries regarding Masters by coursework degrees should be directed to one of the following:
Chris Cordner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tom Campbell (email@example.com)
The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) can provide supervision to PhD, MPhil and MA by research students across a wide range of topics. CAPPE members have research interests in traditional and central areas of philosophy including philosophy of law, social and political philosophy, normative and meta-ethical theory, moral psychology, philosophy of action, philosophy of science, cognitive science, free will and responsibility, and personal identity as well as in CAPPE’s core program areas of political violence and state sovereignty; biotechnology; information technology and nanotechnology; criminal justice ethics: business and professional ethics and welfare ethics.
Research areas of PhD candidates currently supervised by CAPPE members include: tribal identity and rights; moral particularism; the neuroscience of moral judgment, privacy and trust in information technology; media ethics; ethics and electronic democracy; the ethics of humanitarian intervention; political violence; trading body parts; the commercial use of animals. Current Research Student Profiles
Master of Arts (by thesis only)
Doctor of Philosophy (by thesis only)
|UNIVERSITY STAFF||RESEARCH INTERESTS|
|University of Melbourne|
|Andrew Alexandra||Intellectual Property, Pacifism
Professional Ethics, Hobbes
|Professor Tony Coady||Political Violence, Terrorism
Moralism and Realism
|Dr Daniel Halliday||Political Philosophy, Egalitarian Justice, Justice and Public Policy|
|Charles Sturt University (CSU)|
|Professor Tom Campbell||Justice and Human Rights,
Business Ethics, Ethical Positivism
|Dr Steve Clarke||Medical Ethics, Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Social Psychology
|Professor Clive Hamilton||Ethics of Climate Change, Idealist Philosophy
Post-secular Ethics, Consumption & Identity Formation
|Professor Seumas Miller||Professional and Applied Ethics
Philosophy of Action
|Professor Steven Vanderheiden||Environmental Ethics|
|Professor Suzanne Uniacke||Ethics of War
Bioethics, Punishment, Responsibility
Intentions and Consequences
Criminal Justice Ethics