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Tony Coady


C.A.J. (Tony) Coady is Vice Chancellor’s Fellow and Professorial Fellow in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne, where he was formerly Boyce Gibson Professor of Philosophy.

He has played a major role in the growth of applied philosophy in Australia.

His book, Testimony: a philosophical study (OUP, 1992) has had a significant impact on developments in contemporary epistemology. More recently, his book Morality and Political Violence was published by Cambridge University Press in early 2008 and another book, Messy Morality: the Challenge of Politics was published by Oxford University Press late in 2008.

Many years ago he worked as a journalist in Sydney and was co-editor of The Catholic Worker in the late 1960s and early 70s. He served on the committee that revised the journalists’ code of ethics for the MEAA. He has often provided commentary on topical ethical matters for print and broadcast media.

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