Cathy Mason

Assistant Professor

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Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51
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Winter term: Wednesday: 9:30-11:30, Friday: 9:30-11:30

Cathy Mason is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at CEU.

Her main areas of research interest are Ethics, Epistemology (especially Moral Epistemology), Aesthetics, and Iris Murdoch's philosophical writing (particularly at the points where these areas converge). She is current working on a book project on Iris Murdoch's metaethics. The project focuses on three core Murdochian ideas: truth, realism, and the Good. It will offer a systematic account fo her metaethics, and connect this with her moral psychology and philosophy of action. She is also working on some ideas concerning the ethics of friendship.

Her previous work has focused on the moral phenomena of everyday life, often drawing on virtue theory. She has written about a variety of topics such as friendship, love, mourning, forgiveness, hope and humility.

Prior to coming to CEU, she held a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the University of Cambridge, and taught at the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham. She was awarded her PhD in Philosophy from Cambridge in 2019, and has a masters in Philosophy from Sheffield and an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology from Oxford.


PhD, Philosophy, University of Cambridge
MA, Philosophy, University of Sheffield
BA, Philosophy and Theology, University of Oxford

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