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British philosopher wins Norway’s Holberg Prize 2017. Baroness Onora O’Neill received the prestigious Norwegian award for her influential work towards shedding light on the intellectual challenges of our time. Known for her pioneering work regarding German philosopher Immanuel Kant, British scholar and Professor of philosophy Baroness Sylvia O’Neill of Bengarve CH CBE FRS FBA FMedSci (b.1941) has tackled many areas. These include bioethics, human rights, accountability, trust and communication ethics and global justice. Born in Northern Ireland, she eventually studied philosophy, psychology and physiology at Harvard.

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British philosopher wins Norway’s Holberg Prize 2017

Published on Tuesday, 14th March, 2017 at 22:36 under the news category, by Charlotte Bryan.

Baroness Onora O’Neill received the prestigious Norwegian award for her influential work towards shedding light on the intellectual challenges of our time.

Baroness Sylvia O’Neill of Bengarve
Baroness Sylvia O’Neill of Bengarve
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Known for her pioneering work regarding German philosopher Immanuel Kant, British scholar and Professor of philosophy Baroness Sylvia O’Neill of Bengarve CH CBE FRS FBA FMedSci (b.1941) has tackled many areas.

These include bioethics, human rights, accountability, trust and communication ethics and global justice. Born in Northern Ireland, she eventually studied philosophy, psychology and physiology at Harvard.

The Baroness is current Chair of the Nuffield Foundation, an independent foundation dedicated to issues on biology and medicine, and has also chaired the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and the Human Genetics Advisory Commission

From her early work in relation to Königsberg-born Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), O’Neill changed the way we understand his work.

Her books including Faces of Hunger (1986) and The Bounds of Justice (2000) enlightened society to her arguments of even distribution of power and shifting boundaries in society.

Moreover, the authoress’ well known titles such as Faces of Hunger (1986) Constructions of Reason: Exploration of Kant’s Practical Philosophy (1989) and Bounds of Justice (2000) mean that she is considered a specialist on human rights.

Baroness O’Neil, who has written 14 books, has taken on many issues, some of which are controversial yet which push the boundaries of society. In particular, her 2002 BBC Reith Lectures on “A Question of Trust” argued for audiences to think more sceptically about regulations that enforce accountability.

Other debates such as freedom of press and end of life care have been tackled by the Baroness in the UK Parliament’s House of Lords, where she sits as a “crossbencher” – these are Peers who have no party-political affiliation and participate in parliamentary proceedings independently.

Facts about the Holberg Prize

The prize, which was founded by the Norwegian Parliament in 2003, awards those who have greatly contributed in various fields of research of the arts, humanities, social science, law or theology.

Named after Danish-Norwegian writer Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754), the prize plays tribute to his distinguished achievements in each field and the modernisation of many academics disciplines in Nordic countries.

The winner is awarded NOK 4.5 million (about USD 522,000 / EUR 492,220 / GBP 429,655 at today’s ROE), with the award ceremony taking place in Bergen in June.



Published on Tuesday, 14th March, 2017 at 22:36 under the news category, by Charlotte Bryan.

This post has the following tags: philosophy, houseoflords, ukparliament, prize, award, paywall.





  
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