Cecil Anthony John Coady, usually referred to as C. A. J. Coady or informally as Tony Coady (born 1936) is an Australian philosopher with an international reputation for his research in both epistemology and political and applied philosophy. Coady's best-known work relates to the epistemological problems posed by testimony. In addition to his academic work, he is a regular contributor to public debate on topics having to do with ethical and philosophical dimensions of current affairs. A professor of philosophy at the University of Melbourne, he has served as the founding director of the Centre for Philosophy and Public Issues and the deputy director of the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) and head of its University of Melbourne division. In 2005, he gave the Uehiro Lectures on practical ethics at Oxford University. His most recent publication is Morality and Political Violence (ISBN 9780521705486).