Department of Philosophy

Catriona Mackenzie

Catriona MackenzieBA ANU, PhD ANU

Catriona has a BA (Hons) in Philosophy (ANU, 1983) and a PhD in Philosophy (ANU, 1992). Her research expertise is in moral psychology, social and political philosophy, feminist philosophy and applied ethics.

Catriona is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics. She is currently Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts.  From 2010-2012, she was a  member of the Humanities and Creative Arts Panel of the ARC College. 

Honours, Awards and Prizes

  • Fellow, Australian Humanities Academy
  • Jim Piper Award for Excellence in Research Leadership 2013
  • Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision 2009
  • Erasmus Mundus Academic Staff Scholarship, Utrecht University 2009
  • ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2008 (joint citation with Mianna Lotz & Cynthia Townley)
  • Macquarie University Outstanding Service Award 2008
  • Eureka Prize for Research in Ethics 2007
  • Macquarie Univerisity Outstanding Teacher Award 1998

Current and Recent Research Grants

  • 'Vulnerability, Autonomy and Justice', ARC Grant, 2011-14, (CIs: Catriona Mackenzie, Wendy Rogers, Susan Dodds).
  • 'Autonomy and Oppression: A Relational Analysis', SSHRC Grant, 2010-13 [CI: Natalie Stoljar (McGill, Montreal); International Collaborator: Catriona Mackenzie]
  • 'Autonomy and Identity: A Relational Theory', ARC Discovery Grant, 2006-7
  • 'From the Neuron to the Self: Human Nature and the New Cognitive Neurosciences', Macquarie University Research Innovation Grant 2008-2010 (CI: John Sutton; Project Team: Amanda Barnier, Tim Bayne, Max Coltheart, Stephen Crain, Robyn Langdon, Catriona Mackenzie, Peter Menzies)

Teaching

Catriona is not currently teaching undergraduate units.  She has taught the following units:

  • PHL 132 Philosophy, Morality and Society
  • PHL 225 Ethical Theory
  • PHL 242 Practical Ethics
  • PHL 264/364 Business and Professional Ethics
  • PHL 352 Philosophical Problems of Gender
  • PHL 354 Philosophy Capstone Unit
  • PHL 357 Theories of Justice
  • PHL 382 Agency and the Self
  • PHIL705 Foundations of Research in Ethics

Honours Seminars: Multicultural and Global Justice, Philosophy of the Emotions

Honours Supervision: 20 honours theses on a range of topics in moral philosophy, applied ethics, feminist philosophy

Publications

Edited Books
  • C. Mackenzie, W. Rogers, S. Dodds (eds.) Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • R. Langdon and C. Mackenzie (eds). Emotions, Imagination and Moral Reasoning. New York: Psychology Press, 2012.
  • K. Atkins and C. Mackenzie and (eds.). Practical Identity and Narrative Agency. New York & London: Routledge, 2008.
  • C. Mackenzie and N. Stoljar (eds.). Relational Autonomy: Feminist Perspectives on Autonomy, Agency and the Social Self. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Journal Special Issues
  • W. Rogers, C. Mackenzie, S.  Dodds. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, Special Issue, 'Vulnerability Re-examined' vol. 5.2. October 2012.
Book Chapters - Refereed and Invited
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Mary Wollstonecraft: An Early Relational Autonomy Theorist?' in S. Berges and A. Coffee (eds.) The Social and Political Thought of Mary Wollstonecraft, Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Responding to the Agency Dilemma: Autonomy, Adaptive Preferences and Internalized Oppression', in M. Oshana (ed.) Personal Autonomy and Social Oppression, New York & London: Routledge. 2015.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Autonomy', in John Arras, Elizabeth Fenton and Rebecca Kukla (eds.) Routledge Companion to Bioethics. New York & London: Routledge. 2015.
  • C. Mackenzie and M. Walker, 'Neurotechnologies, Personal Identity and the Ethics of Authenticity', in Jens Clausen and Neil Levy (eds.) Springer Handbook of Neuroethics. 2014.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Three Dimensions of Autonomy'. In M. Piper and A. Veltman (eds), Feminism and Autonomy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • C. Mackenzie, ''The importance of relational autonomy and capabilities for an ethics of vulnerability'. In C. Mackenzie, W. Rogers, S. Dodds (eds), Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • C. Mackenzie, W. Rogers, S. Dodds, 'What is vulnerability and why does it matter for moral theory?'. In C. Mackenzie, W. Rogers, S. Dodds (eds), Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Feminist Philosophy'. In G. Oppy, & N. Trakakis (eds.) A History of Australasian Philosophy. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. 2014.
  • C. Mackenzie and C. Townley, 'Women in and out of Philosophy'. In K. Hutchison and F. Jenkins (eds.), Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change? New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Emotions, Reflection and Moral Agency'. In R. Langdon and C. Mackenzie (eds), Emotions, Imagination and Moral Reasoning. New York: Psychology Press, 2012: 237-255.
  • R. Langdon and C. Mackenzie, 'Introduction: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives on Moral Cognition'. In R. Langdon and C. Mackenzie (eds), Emotions, Imagination and Moral Reasoning. New York: Psychology Press, 2012: 1-13.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Feminist Philosophy in Australasia' in G. Oppy, & N. Trakakis (eds.) The Antipodean Philosopher: Public Lectures on Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011: 109-124.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Autonomy: Individualistic or Social and Relational?' in G. Marston, J. Moss, J. Quiggin (eds.), Risk, Welfare and Work. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2010: 107-127.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Citizenship, Identity and Immigration: Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives', in C. Slade and M. Mollering (eds) From Migrant To Citizen: Testing Language, Testing Culture. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010: 191-216.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Conceptions of the Body and Conceptions of Autonomy in Bioethics', in J.L. Scully, L. Baldwin-Ragaven, and P. Fitzpatrick (eds.) Feminist Bioethics: At the Center, On the Margins. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010: 71-90.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Personal Identity, Narrative Integration and Embodiment' in S. Campbell, L. Meynell,  & S. Sherwin, (eds.) Embodiment and Agency. Philadelphia: Penn State University Press, 2009: 100-125.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Introduction: Practical Identity and Narrative Agency', in C. Mackenzie & K. Atkins (eds.), Practical Identity and Narrative Agency. New York and London: Routledge, 2008: 1-28.
  • C. Mackenzie,  'Imagination, Identity and Self-transformation', in C. Mackenzie & K. Atkins (eds.), Practical Identity and Narrative Agency. New York and London: Routledge, 2008: 121-145.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Relational Autonomy, Sexual Justice and Cultural Pluralism', in B. Arneil, M. Deveaux, R. Dhamoon & A. Eisenberg (eds.) Sexual Justice/Cultural Justice. New York & London: Routledge, 2007: 103-121.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'On Bodily Autonomy', in S.K. Toombs (ed.) Handbook of Phenomenology and Medicine, Philosophy and Medicine Series, vol. 68. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001: 417-439.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Imagining Oneself Otherwise', in C. Mackenzie and N. Stoljar (eds.), Relational Autonomy: Feminist Perspectives on Autonomy, Agency and the Social Self. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000: 124-150.
    • Partially reprinted in K. Atkins (ed.) Self and Subjectivity: A Reader with Commentary. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004: 284-299.
  • C. Mackenzie and N. Stoljar, 'Introduction: Autonomy Refigured', in C. Mackenzie and N. Stoljar (eds.), Relational Autonomy: Feminist Perspectives on Autonomy, Agency and the Social Self. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000: 3-31.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'A Certain Lack of Symmetry: Beauvoir on Autonomous Agency and Women's Embodiment', in Ruth Evans (ed.), Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex: New Interdisciplinary Essays. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998: 122-58.
    • Reprinted in Twentieth Century Literature Criticism, Vol. 221. Gale Publishers, 2009.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Simone de Beauvoir: Philosophy and/Or the Female Body', in E. Gross and C. Pateman (eds.) Feminist Challenges. Boston: Northeastern University Press; Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1986: 144-156.
Refereed Journal Articles
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Embodied Agents, Narrative Selves', Philosophical Explorations: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Mind and Action, 17 (2), 2014.
  • P. Formosa and C. Mackenzie, 'Nussbaum, Kant and the Capabilities Approach to Dignity', Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. Published online Jan. 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s10677-014-9487-y.
  • C. Mackenzie & W. Rogers, 'Vulnerability, Autonomy and Capacity: A Philosophical Appraisal of the Mental Capacity Act'. International Journal of Law in Context. Special Issue: Capacity and Value-Neutrality. 9, 2013: 37-52.
  • W. Rogers, C. Mackenzie, S. Dodds, 'Why bioethics needs a concept of vulnerability'. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 5(2), 2012: 11-38.
  • Sorial & C. Mackenzie, 'The Limits of the Public Sphere: The Advocacy of Violence'. Critical Horizons 12(2), 2011: 165-188. Special Issue: Political Violence.
  • C. Mackenzie and J. Poltera, 'Narrative Identity and Autonomy', Symposia on Gender Race and Philosophy, 7 (1): 1-9, 2011.
  • C. Mackenzie and J. Poltera, 'Narrative Integration, Fragmented Selves and Autonomy', Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 25(1), 2010: 31-54. Special Issue: Current Work in Feminist Ethics and Social Theory, guest editor Diana Meyers.
  • J. McGuire, M. Coltheart, R. Langdon, C. Mackenzie, 'A Re-analysis of the personal/impersonal distinction in moral psychology', Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 2009: 577-80.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Relational Autonomy, Normative Authority and Perfectionism', Journal of Social Philosophy 39 (4), 2008: 512-533.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Bare Personhood? Velleman on Selfhood', Philosophical Explorations: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Mind and Action, 10 (3), 2007: 263-281. Published with a reply by J. David Velleman (pp. 283-90).
  • C. Mackenzie and J. L. Scully, 'Moral Imagination, Disability and Embodiment', Journal of Applied Philosophy 24(4), 2007: 335-351.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Feminist Bioethics and Genetic Termination', Bioethics 21(9), 2007: 515-16, Special Issue: Feminist Bioethics.
  • C. Mackenzie, C. McDowell and E. Pittaway, 'Beyond "Do No Harm": The Challenge of Constructing Ethical Relationships in Refugee Research', Journal of Refugee Studies, 20(2), 2007: 299-319.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Imagining Other Lives', Philosophical Papers, 35(3), 2006: 293-325. Special Issue: 'Politics and the Imagination', edited by Paul Voice.
  • A.B. Zwi AB, N.J. Grove, C. Mackenzie, C. Pittaway, D. Zion, D. Silove, D. Tarantola, 'Placing ethics in the centre: Negotiating new spaces for ethical research in conflict situations', Global Public Health, 1(3), October 2006: 264-77.
    • Reprinted in A.M. Viens (ed.) Emergency Research Ethics. The Library of Essays on Emergency Ethics, Law and Policy. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2012.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Critical Reflection, Self-Knowledge and the Emotions', Philosophical Explorations: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Mind and Action, 5 (3), October, 2002, pp. 186-206. Special issue: Autonomy: Problems and Limits, guest editor Beate Rossler.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Reason and Sensibility: The Idea of Women's Self-Governance in the Writings of Mary Wollstonecraft', Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 8 (4), 1993, pp. 35-55.
    • Reprinted in Linda Lopez McAlister (ed) Hypatia's Daughters: Fifteen Hundred Years of Women Philosophers, (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996), pp. 181-203.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Abortion and Embodiment', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 70 (2) June, 1992, pp. 136-155.
    • Reprinted in:
      • B. Bennett (ed.) Abortion, in The International Library of Medicine, Ethics and the Law, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004), pp. 119-138.
      • Susan Sherwin & Barbara Parish, B. (eds.) Women, Medicine, Ethics and the Law, in The International Library of Medicine, Ethics and the Law (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002).
      • Susan Dwyer and Joel Feinberg (eds.) The Problem of Abortion, 3rd edition, (Wadsworth, 1997).
      • D. Michelfelder and W. Wilcox (eds) Applied Ethics in American Society (Harcourt Brace, 1997).
      • Paul Komesaroff (ed.) Troubled Bodies: Critical Perspectives on Postmodernism, Medical Ethics and the Body (Durham and London: Duke University Press; Melbourne: Melbourne University Press,1995).
Encyclopedia Entries
  • W. Rogers, C. Mackenzie, S. Dodds, 'Vulnerability', Encyclopedia of Bioethics 4th edition, Macmillan.  In press.
  • C. Mackenzie, 'Reciprocity'. International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Hugh La Follette (ed.). Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

Postgraduate Completions

  • Wendy Carlton, PhD 2015, Integrating the Self Over Time: Memory, Agency and the Role of Narrative Distance
  • Tereza Hendl, PhD 2015, The Ethics of Gender Selection for Non-Medical Reasons
  • Doug McConnell, PhD 2014, Narrative, Self-governance, and addiction
  • David Wallace, PhD 2014, Decision Making Technologies: A Benefit or Threat to Ethical Professional Practice?
  • Jonathan McGuire, PhD 2013, Moral Primacy, Actions and Omissions.
  • Brennan Jacoby, PhD 2012, Trust and Betrayal: A Conceptual Analysis.
  • Mary Walker, PhD 2010, Personal Continuation: Psychological Continuity and Narrative Theories of Identity.
  • Jacqui Poltera, PhD 2009, Narrative Self-Integration, Agency and Fragmentation.
  • John Quilter, PhD 2009, Morality, Luck and Blame.
  • Andy Hill, M. Phil 2008, Madness, Badness and the Reactive Attitudes.
  • Laura Coffey, MA (Hons.) 2005, Intentional Theories of Emotion: Their Scope and Plausibility.
  • Anthony McGann, MA (Research) 2005, Affectivity in Emotion.
  • Sharon Gaby, PhD 2004, The Ethical Pregnancy: Reproductive Choice in the Context of Prenatal Testing.
  • Martin Kelly, PhD 2004, Trust Me, I'm a Doctor: The Role and Function of Trust in Clinical Practice (Awarded Vice-Chancellor's Commendation).
  • Kim Atkins, PhD 1998, A Tensive Theory of Selfhood: Narrative and the Embodied Perspective (Awarded Dean's Commendation).
  • Karolyn White, MA (Hons.) 1998, Nursing: Vocation or Profession?.

Current Postgraduate Supervisions

  • Kelly Hamilton, Collective Emotions (Primary supervisor)
  • Sacha Molitorisz, The Ethics of Internet Privacy (Primary supervisor)

Administrative responsibilities

Current
  • Associate Dean (Research)
  • University Research Management Committee
  • Faculty Executive Committee
Previous
  • ARC College of Experts (HCA Panel), 2010-2012
  • University Research Strategy and Policy Committee, 2010-2013
  • Chair, Macquarie University Human Research Ethics Committee, 2002-2005
  • Head of Department, 1998-2001, 1995

Contact details

Location: Building W6A Room 239
Phone: (61 2) 9850 8865
Fax: (61 2) 9850 8892
Email: catriona.mackenzie@mq.edu.au

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