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Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Tasmania

David Coady’s research covers a wide variety of philosophical topics. Most of his current work is on applied philosophy, especially applied epistemology. He has published on conspiracy theory, rumour, the blogosphere, expertise, democratic theory, and scientific whaling. He has also published on the metaphysics of causation, the philosophy of law, climate change, cricket ethics, police ethics, and the ethics of horror films. He is the author of What to Believe Now: Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues (2012), the co-author of The Climate Change Debate: an Epistemic and Ethical Enquiry (2013), the editor of Conspiracy Theories: the Philosophical Debate (2006), and the co-editor of A Companion to Applied Philosophy (2016) and The Routledge Handbook of Applied Epistemology (2018). He is currently on secondment to the University of New England.


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    Senior lecturer, University of Tasmania