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  • 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.

WHAT'S NEW

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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

Thursday July 24, 2014 at 2.30pm (Ground floor seminar room)

Professor Cecile Fabre (University of Oxford)

Punishing war crimes  More

 

Past events

Upcoming Events 

CONFERENCES  (click here)

SEMINARS
Canberra

Seminars are held at CAPPE (Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics) Level 1, 10-12 Brisbane Avenue, Barton, ACT, 2600. Please contact Dr Mary Walker 02 6272 6277 for more details.

(These seminars will also be available by video link to Wagga Wagga campus , room 212, Marchant Hall for those who would like to participate from there.)

 

Thursday July 24, 2014 2.30pm  (Ground Floor Seminar room)

Professor Cecile Fabre (University of Oxford)

Punishing war crimes  

 

Thursday July 17, 2014 5.15pm Wagga Wagga Campus

Prof Steven Vanderheiden (CAPPE/University of Colorado)

The Obligation to Know: Information and the Burdens of Citizenship

Location: Marchant Hall (Bldg 26), Main campus, CSU, Wagga Wagga.


Melbourne

The Centre presents regular seminars at The University of Melbourne. Seminars will normally be held on Wednesdays at 2.15pm to 4pm. Please contact Dr Francesca Minerva 03 8344 9551 for more details.

Wednesday May 28, 2014 2.15pm

Dr Francesca Minerva (The University of Melbourne)

Could cryonics become an alternative to abortion? Future technologies as a solution to old moral impasses


Wagga Wagga

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences together with CAPPE present regular seminars on the Wagga Wagga campus of Charles Sturt University. These are held on Thursday at 5:15 pm in Room 212, Marchant Hall unless otherwise stated.

 

Click here for upcoming Wagga seminars.

Enquiries to Dr Daniel Cohen dcohen@csu.edu.au or 02 6933-2565 or

Dr Emma Rush erush@csu.edu.au or 02 6933-2777


 

 

 

 

 

Previous Canberra seminars in 2014

 

Thursday June 5, 2014 5.15pm Wagga Wagga Campus

Dr. Robert Simpson (Monash University)

Intrinsically valuing the extrinsically valuable  

 

Wednesday June 11, 2014 5.15pm

Dr. George Tsai (University of Hawaii/The Australian National University)

State expression, political symbols, and legitimacy  

 

Thursday May 15, 2014 5.15pm Wagga Wagga Campus

Dr. Alberto Giubilini (Charles Sturt University)

Intuitions, emotions, and reasons: What is it to be rational in bioethics? The case of the enhancement debate  

 

Thursday May 07, 2014 5.15pm

Prof. Seumas Miller (Charles Sturt University)

Joint Epistemic Action and Collective Moral Responsibility
 

Thursday May 01, 2014 5.15pm

Dr Daniel Halliday (University of Melbourne)

Egalitarianism and Consumption Tax
 

Wednesday April 02, 2014 5.15pm

Dr Thomas Dougherty (University of Sydney)

Imagining the Possibilities: The Moral Psychology of Informed Consent
 

Tuesday March 18, 2014 5.15pm

Dr Rebecca Roache (Oxford)

Psychiatry’s Problem with Reductionism
 

Wednesday March 5, 2014 2.30 – 4.00pm, and 4.30 - 6.00 pm.

Prof. Julian Savulescu (Oxford)

On the moral obligation of parents to have the best child
 

Mr Chris Gyngell (ANU)

On government/state obligations in respect of regulating access to enhancement technologies

 

Thursday February 20  5:15 pm, Wagga Wagga Campus

Prof. Ingmar Persson (Oxford & Gothenburg)

Moral Responsibility without Causation

(This seminar will also be available by video link at CAPPE’s Canberra offices, 10 Brisbane Avenue, Barton 2600, for those who’d like to participate from here.)


Previous Melbourne seminars in 2014

 

Wednesday May 21, 2014 2.15pm

Mr Adam Ford

Transhumanism: Opportunities, Risks & Ethical Challenges

 

Wednesday May 14, 2014 2.15pm

Professor Robert Audi (University of Notre Dam)

The New Intuitionism: Metaethical Foundations of Common-Sense Morality

 

Wednesday May 14, 2014

Professor Justin Oakley (Monash University)

Virtue ethics, direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising, and doctor-patient relationships

 

Wednesday May 07, 2014

Mike Robillard  (Connecticut University)

On the Moral Exploitation of Soldiers

 

Wednesday April 30, 2014 2.15pm

Prof Vera Bergelson (Rutgers University),

The meaning of Consent

 

Wednesday April 24, 2014 2.15pm

Dr George Tsai (The Australian National University)

Friendship and religious accommodation, conscientious objection

 

Wednesday April 16, 2014 2.15pm

Emeritus Prof Robert Cummins  (Deakin University)

Understanding happiness: An advance on the Ancient Greeks

 

Wednesday April 09, 2014 2.15pm

Prof Suzanne Uniakce  (Charles Sturt University)

Criminalising Unknown Defence

 

Wednesday April 02, 2014 2.15pm

Dr Daniel Halliday  (The University of Melbourne)

Inherited Wealth and Egalitarian Justice

 

Wednesday March 26, 2014 2.15pm

Dr Robert Simpson  (Monash University)

Offence, free speech and the moral limits of the criminal law

 

Wednesday March 19, 2014 2.15pm

Dr Rebecca Roache (Oxford University)

Cyborg justice: punishment in the age of transformative technology

 

Wednesday March 12, 2014 2.15pm

Prof Julian Savulescu (Oxford University)

The Ethics of enhancing prospective children

 

Wednesday March 05, 2014 2.15pm

Prof Michael Selgelid (Monash University)

Public Health Surveillance (Versus Research) Ethics

 

 

PAST EVENTS

 

Click here for past conferences and workshops

 


Previous Seminars in Canberra

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

 


CONFERENCE/WORKSHOPS

 

Cyberwarfare, Ethics, and International Humanitarian Law

Co-sponsored by CAPPE

 

A workshop and panel
Geneva, Switzerland
21-22 May 2014
 

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