Annual Philosophy Lecture
A series of annual events that aim to showcase the work of world-leading philosophers and the role of research delving deep into, and questioning, the fundamental theories underpinning our views about ourselves and the world in which we live, and reflecting on how doing so can help us respond to the challenges we face today.
Baroness Onora O’Neill
Distinguished philosopher Baroness Onora O’Neill delivered the ninth McCosh Lecture at Queen’s University.
Baroness Onora O’Neill is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge and a former President of the British Academy.
Taking as her subject “What Ought We Do?”, Baroness O’Neill argued that the discourse of human rights had tended to deflect attention away from matters of obligation and duty – a trend she hoped to correct.