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  • 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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CAPPE Canberra Seminar

Will resume in 2015    More

 

 

CAPPE Melbourne Seminar

Will resume in 2015   More

 

 

 


CAPPE Media

Profesor Seumas Miller

Fixing the Fix - Benchmark Reform and the Future of Financial Regulation  More

 

  Past media 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.)

 

Will resume in 2015

 


Melbourne

The Centre presents regular seminars at The University of Melbourne. Seminars will normally be held 11 am to 12.30 pm, in the Old Quad, room 142A on Wednesdays. Please contact Dr Francesca Minerva 03 8344 9551 for more details.

 

Will resume in 2015

 


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.

 

Will resume in 2015

 

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

 

Wednesday November 26, 2014 5.15pm 

Dr Tamara Kayali Browne  (The Australian University)
Selecting embryos for non-medical reasons: are we already on a “slippery slope”? 

 

Wednesday November 05, 2014 5.15pm 

Dr Jane Johnson (Macquarie University)
The problem of conflicts of interest in surgery 

 

Wednesday October 29, 2014 5.15pm 

Dr Steve Clarke (CAPPE, Charles Sturt University)
Opposition to Cognitive Enhancement, Status Quo Bias and the Reversal Tests

 

Wednesday October 15, 2014 5.15pm 

Dr Sagar Sanyal (CAPPE, The University of Melbourne)
Justice in international political economy

 

Wednesday September 17, 2014 5.15pm 

Dr Sarah Sorial (University of Wollongong)
The legitimacy of anger in the public sphere  

 

Wednesday September 03, 2014 5.15pm 

Dr Greg Bognar (La Trobe University)
Fairness and the Puzzle of Disability  

 

Wednesday August 13, 2014 5.15pm 

Dr Gerhard Øverland (University of Oslo/CAPPE)

Two Constraints: One Rationale  

 

Wednesday August 06, 2014 5.15pm  (Ground Floor Seminar room)

Professor John Broome (University of Oxford)

Climate change: life and death  

 

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.

 

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 and Upcoming seminars in Melbourne 2014

 

Wednesday October 29, 2014 11.00 am to 12.30 pm

Dr Julian Koplin (Monash University)

TBA

 

Wednesday October 20, 2014 11.00 am to 12.30 pm

Dr Emma Rush (Charles Sturt University)

Cancelled

 

Wednesday October 01, 2014 11.00 am to 12.30 pm

Dr Anne Schwenkenbecher (Murdoch University)

Collective beneficence in threshold cases

 

Wednesday September 24, 2014 2.15pm

Dr Dr Steve Clarke (CAPPE, Charles Sturt University)

Explaining away the conviction that human enhancement is morally wrong: status quo bias and the affect

 

Wednesday September 17, 2014 2.15pm

Lachlan De Crespigny

TBA

 

Wednesday September 10, 2014 2.15pm

Will Isdale

Ethics and the supply of human organs: three proposals

 

Wednesday September 3, 2014 2.15pm

Dr Dr Alberto Giubilini (CAPPE, Charles Sturt University)

The Artificial Ideal Observer

 

Wednesday August 27, 2014 2.15pm

Dr Sebastian Schneider 

Rethinking the Concept of War for the Twenty-First Century

 

Wednesday August 20, 2014 2.15pm

Dr Andrew Watkins (Mercy Hospital Melbourne)

Perinatal palliative care/Cross cultural decision making/ relational autonomy/EOL care in NICU

 

Wednesday August 13, 2014 2.15pm

Professor Chaim Gans (Tel Aviv University)

Jewish and Democratic: Three Zionisms and Post- Zionism

 

Wednesday August 06, 2014 2.15pm

Professor Peter Singer (Princeton University and University of Melbourne)

Objectivity in Ethics: From Hume to Effective Altruism

 

Thursday July 31, 2014 2.15pm

Professor Jeff McMahan (Rutgers)

Proportionality, and the Number of Aggressors

 

Monday July 28, 2014 2.15pm

Professor Cecile Fabre (University of Oxford)

Punishing for War Crimes - the Problem of Ordinary Agents

 

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

 

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
 

Click Here for more information