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John Forge
Visiting Fellow
Spring 1986
Griffith University

June 2008
Sydney University

Forge is now an honorary associate in HPS at Sydney University. He continues to work on the moral dimension of science and his monograph The Responsible Scientist: A Philosophical Analysis is to be published by Pittsburgh University Press in October.

June 2009
Forge is now an honorary associate in HPS at Sydney University. Forge's The Responsible Scientist was published by Pittsburg University Press last October. Forge continues to edge away from mainstream philosophy of science: his most recently publication (Science and Engineering Ethics 2009) shows that the proportionality requirement of Just War Theory is compromised by the activity of weapons research, and he is writing a monograph which argues that weapons research is never morally justified.

August 2010
Forge has been awarded the David Harold Tribe award for his book The Responsible Scientist. He also won the Australian Museum's Eureka Prize in Ethics for the same book. Forge has continued to publish and talk about the morality of weapons research, and is writing a book, tentatively entitled Designed to Kill: The Case Against Weapons Research.

May 2012

John Forge's book The Responsible Scientist (Pittsburgh 2008) is to be translated into both Japanese and Chinese, languages Forge has, sadly, no hope of ever learning. He is, at present, avidly waiting for the reports from Springer, where he has a contract to publish, on his latest (last?) book Designed to Kill: The Case against Weapons Research. However, Forge mostly just messes about in Sydney, drinking French wine, swimming, and generally having a good time.


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