2008 Balzan Prize for Moral Philosophy
For his fundamental and innovative contributions to contemporary ethical theory, relating to both individual, personal choices and collective, social decisions. For the depth and coherence of his original philosophical perspective, which is centered on the essential tension between objective and subjective points of view. For the originality and fecundity of his philosophical approach to some of the most important questions in contemporary life.
Excerpt from The Balzan Prizewinners’ Research Projects: An Overview 2020