Social justice emphasis wins ethics prize

The Australian Catholic University's 2007 Eureka Prize for Research in Ethics has been awarded to Macquarie University's Dr Catriona Mackenzie.

She received the accolade for her work that argues a person's ability to make independent choices is "morally flawed" if it fails to consider social justice and equality issues.

Dr Mackenzie is the sixth annual winner of the prize. Her work, Relational Autonomy and Moral Imagination, explores the concept of individualism, and its negative effect on the wellbeing of society as a whole.

Dr Mackenzie's work presents an alternative approach the independent choices each person must make. She argues that every moral decision must consider the consequences for other people.

The Australian Catholic University Eureka Prize for Research in Ethics is awarded each year as part of the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes - the nation's premier awards for science and science promotion.

ACU National announces 2007 Eureka Prize winner (ACU Media Release, 21/8/07)

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22 Aug 2007