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Carolyn Mason



17 October 2023

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Master of Arts (University of Canterbury)

  • Bachelor of Science (University of Canterbury)

  • Doctor of Philosophy (University of Canterbury)

  • Australasian Association of Philosophy (Professional Organisation): Member

  • Ethics Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ECART) (Government): Committee Member

Research Interests

My three main research areas are: (1) applied ethics; (2) bioethics; (3) rationality and reasons for action. I also have an interest in research ethics and philosophy of relationships.

  • Bioethics
  • Applied ethics: Bioethics, research ethics, philosophy of relationships
  • Social philosophy
  • Practical reason/philosophy of action
  • Rationality
  • Meta-ethics

Recent Publications

  • Mason C. (2021) Conscientious refusals to provide reproductive health care. Metascience 30(1): 131-134.
  • Mason C. (2020) New Zealand Policy on Frozen Embryo Disputes. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 17(1): 121-131.
  • Mason CE. (2017) The Unnaturalness Objection to De-Extinction: A Critical Evaluation. Animal Studies Journal 6(1): 40-60.
  • Mason EG. and Mason CE. (2017) Last word. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 62(1): 43-44.
  • Mason C. (2006) Internal reasons and practical limits on rational deliberation. Philosophical Explorations 9(2): 163-177.
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