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.
Potential students are encouraged to contact the Postgraduate Co-ordinator, by email email@example.com or phone (+61 (03) 8344-3863). Arrangements will be made for an appropriate Research Fellow to provide advice including the suitability and availability of supervisors and which of our partner universities might be the most appropriate for the candidate given the applicant's proposed research area, likely supervisor and other relevant circumstances.
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)
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|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 Steve Curry||Indigenous Sovereignty, Professional Ethics
|Dr Craig Fry||Bioethics, Health Ethics, Addiction, Empirical Ethics, Research Ethics|
|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 FormationĀ
|Dr Steve Matthews||Professional and Applied Ethics
Philosophy of Personhood, Personal Identity
|Professor Seumas Miller||Professional and Applied Ethics
Philosophy of Action
|Professor Igor Primoratz||Patriotism and nationalismĀ
The ethics of violence, war and terrorism
Philosophy of punishment
Philosophy of sex
|Professor John Weckert||Computer and Information Ethics
Nanotechnology Ethics, Philosophy of Technology
|Dr Fritz Allhoff||The Ethics of WarBiomedical EthicsEthical Issues in Emerging Technology|