Research centres and interests
The Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs
CEPPA was founded in 1984. Its mission is to promote exploration into important ethical issues arising in public life. Its field of interest comprises ethics, social and political philosophy, and the philosophical dimensions of public affairs.
Dr Theron Pummer is the Director of CEPPA. The Centre houses research projects, outreach projects, seminars, conferences, academic visits, fellowships, publishing, and public discussion on topics within its field of interest. In 2016, the Centre launched five projects, with the aim of advancing thematically focused research and outreach in potentially high impact areas:
- Effective Altruism
- Knowledge, Democracy, and Public Discourse
- Philosophy and Education
- Virtue and Character
- Human Rights
For more information, visit the CEPPA website.
Arché: Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology
Arché was founded in 1998. Its mission is to conduct and foster collaborative research on fundamental issues in metaphysics, epistemology and the philosophies of logic, language, mathematics and mind, and to provide a dedicated training environment for younger (postdoctoral and postgraduate) researchers.
Professor Jessica Brown is the Director of Arché. The Centre hosts visits from several Professorial Fellows and currently has four research groups:
- Epistemology: Current Themes
- History and Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics
- Metaphysics: Identity, Existence & Structure
- Language and Mind
For more information visit the Arché website.