Publication Spinoza lectures 2013 professor Onora O'Neill
Professor O’Neill was the 2013 Spinoza Chair at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, at the University of Amsterdam. In her three Spinoza Lectures professor O’Neill presents the latest results of her original research on the ethics of communication.
Onora O’Neill (Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve CBE FBA Hon FRS F Med Sci) has taught at various universities in the US and the UK. She was Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, President of the British Academy and chaired the Nuffield Foundation. She currently chairs the Equality and Human Rights Commission and is on the board of the Medical Research Council of the United Kingdom. She has been a member of the House of Lords since 1999, and is an independent, non-party peer. She served on the House of Lords Select Committees on Stem Cell Research, BBC Charter Review, Genomic Medicine and Nanotechnology and Food and Behavioural Change.
Professor O’Neill writes on ethics and political philosophy, with particular interests in conceptions of justice, in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant and in bioethics, and has published mainly in philosophical journals. She currently works on practical judgment and normativity, conceptions of public reason and of autonomy, trust and accountability, the ethics of communication (including media ethics), and on Kant’s philosophy.
The Spinoza Chair was established in 1995 by the then Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Amsterdam. Since 1996 publishing house Van Gorcum publishes the Spinoza Lectures, which are given by high-profile thinkers of our time.
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