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O'Neill, Onora 1941-

Works: 83 works in 358 publications in 6 languages and 11,742 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
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Most widely held works by Onora O'Neill
Autonomy and trust in bioethics by Onora O'Neill( )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 2,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onora O'Neill suggests that the conceptions of individual autonomy (so widely relied on in bioethics) are philosophically and ethically inadequate; they undermine rather than support relationships based on trust. Her arguments are illustrated with issues raised by such practices as the use of genetic information by the police, research using human tissues, new reproductive technologies, and media practices for reporting on medicine, science and technology. The study appeals to a wide range of readers in ethics, bioethics and related disciplines
Bounds of justice by Onora O'Neill( )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 2,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of essays Onora O'Neill explores and argues for an account of justice that is fundamentally cosmopolitan rather than civic, yet takes serious account of institutions and boundaries, and of human diversity and vulnerability. Starting from conceptions that are central to any account of justice - those of reason, action, judgement, coercion, obligations and rights - she discusses whether and how culturally or politically specific concepts and views, which limit the claims and scope of justice, can be avoided. She then examines the demands and scope of just institutions, arguing that there are good reasons for taking the claims of distant strangers seriously, but that doing so points not to a world without boundaries but to one of porous boundaries and dispersed power. Bounds of Justice will be of interest to a wide range of readers in philosophy, politics and international relations."--Jacket
The sources of normativity by Christine M Korsgaard( )

47 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethical concepts are, or purport to be, normative. But where does their authority over us come from? Korsgaard identifies 4 accounts of the source of normativity, traces their history and compares their early and contemporary versions
Constructions of reason : explorations of Kant's practical philosophy by Onora O'Neill( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two centuries after they were published, Kant's ethical writings are as much admired and imitated as they have ever been, yet serious and long-standing accusations of internal incoherence remain unresolved. Onora O'Neill traces the alleged incoherences to attempts to assimilate Kant's ethical writings to modern conceptions of rationality, action and rights. When the temptation to assimilate is resisted, a strikingly different and more cohesive account of reason and morality emerges. Kant offers a "constructivist" vindication of reason and a moral vision in which obligations are prior to rights and in which justice and virtue are linked. O'Neill begins by reconsidering Kant's conceptions of philosophical method, reason, freedom, autonomy and action. She then moves on to the more familiar terrain of interpretation of the Categorical Imperative, while in the last section she emphasizes differences between Kant's ethics and recent "Kantian" ethics, including the work of John Rawls and other contemporary liberal political philosophers
Having children : philosophical and legal reflections on parenthood : essays by Onora O'Neill( Book )

15 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards justice and virtue : a constructive account of practical reasoning by Onora O'Neill( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and German and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards Justice and Virtue challenges the rivalry between those who advocate only abstract, universal principles of justice and those who commend only the particularities of virtuous lives. Onora O'Neill traces this impasse to defects in underlying conceptions of reasoning about action. She proposes and vindicates a modest account of ethical reasoning and a reasoned way of answering the question 'who counts?', then uses these to construct linked accounts of principles by which we can move towards just institutions and virtuous lives
Acting on principle : an essay on Kantian ethics by Onora O'Neill( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faces of hunger : an essay on poverty, justice, and development by Onora O'Neill( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A question of trust by Onora O'Neill( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We say we can no longer trust our public services, institutions or the people who run them. The professionals we have to rely on - politicians, doctors, scientists, businessmen and many others - are treated with suspicion. Their word is doubted, their motives questioned. Whether real or perceived, this crisis of trust has a debilitating impact on society and democracy. Can trust be restored by making people and institutions more accountable? Or do complex systems of accountability and control themselves damage trust? Onora O'Neill challenges current approaches, investigates sources of deception in our society and re-examines questions of press freedom. This year's Reith Lectures present a philosopher's view of trust and deception, and ask whether and how trust can be restored in a modern democracy."--Jacket
Breaking the Wall of Hyper-Regulation : How Intelligent Accountability Can Stop Bureaucratic Excess and Improve Governance( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last years of financial disasters on a global scale, we often heard the mantra "we need to build trust in the institutions"--This being the very essence of our economic and political systems. Professor O'Neill, a leading moral philosopher, member of the House of Lords and Chair of the British Equality and Human Rights Commission, argues that the new culture of accountability - promoted as a way to reduce untrustworthiness and to assure control of institutional and professional performance - is fundamentally misguided: "The technologies that spread information so easily are just as good at spreading misinformation - and with misinformation, we get distrust". We need more intelligent approaches to accountability than many regulatory approaches permit, and more relevant standards of communication than a focus on transparency typically demands. Too much intrusion and oversight limits people's ability to make judgments. Observing the problem both as an issue of ethics of communication and political philosophy, the prolific author of books and articles on justice, bioethics and Kant's Practical Philosophy presents her enlightening analysis of what the culture of bureaucracy has destroyed over the past 25 years, and proposes an alternative mindset
Acting on principle : an essay on Kantian ethics by Onora O'Neill( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Two things', wrote Kant, 'fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe: the starry heavens above and the moral law within'. Many would argue that since Kant's day, the study of the starry heavens has advanced while ethics has stagnated, and in particular that Kant's ethics offers an empty formalism that tells us nothing about how we should live. In Acting on Principle Onora O'Neill shows that Kantian ethics has practical as well as philosophical importance. First published in 1975, the book is regarded as a classic account and defence of the Kantian ethical position. It addresses Kant's account of reasoning about action, in particular his controversial claim that the Categorical Imperative guides action and is basic to ethics and justice. This second edition offers a substantial new introduction and updated bibliography, and will be valuable for a wide readership in Kant studies and those studying ethics."--Publisher's description
Justice across boundaries : whose obligations? by Onora O'Neill( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who ought to do what, and for whom, if global justice is to progress? In this collection of essays on justice beyond borders, Onora O'Neill criticises theoretical approaches that concentrate on rights, yet ignore both the obligations that must be met to realise those rights, and the capacities needed by those who shoulder these obligations. She notes that states are profoundly anti-cosmopolitan institutions, and that even those committed to justice and universal rights often lack the competence and the will to secure them, let alone to secure them beyond their borders. She argues for a wider conception of global justice, in which obligations may be held either by states or by competent non-state actors, and in which borders themselves must meet standards of justice. This rich and wide-ranging collection will appeal to a wide range of academic researchers and advanced students of political philosophy, political theory, international relations and philosophy of law"--
Constructing authorities : reason, politics, and interpretation in Kant's philosophy by Onora O'Neill( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays brings together the central lines of thought in Onora O'Neill's work on Kant's philosophy, developed over many years. Challenging the claim that Kant's attempt to provide a critique of reason fails because it collapses into a dogmatic argument from authority, O'Neill shows why Kant held that we must construct, rather than assume, the authority of reason, and how this can be done by ensuring that anything we offer as reasons can be followed by others, including others with whom we disagree. She argues that this constructivist view of reasoning is the clue to Kant's claims about knowledge, ethics and politics, as well as to his distinctive accounts of autonomy, the social contract, cosmopolitan justice and scriptural interpretation. Her essays are a distinctive and illuminating commentary on Kant's fundamental philosophical strategy and its implications, and will be a vital resource for scholars of Kant, ethics and philosophy of law.--
Rethinking informed consent in bioethics by Neil C Manson( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informed consent is a central topic in contemporary biomedical ethics. Yet attempts to set defensible and feasible standards for consenting have led to persistent difficulties. In Rethinking Informed Consent in Bioethics, first published in 2007, Neil Manson and Onora O'Neill set debates about informed consent in medicine and research in a fresh light. They show why informed consent cannot be fully specific or fully explicit, and why more specific consent is not always ethically better. They argue that consent needs distinctive communicative transactions, by which other obligations, prohibitions, and rights can be waived or set aside in controlled and specific ways. Their book offers a coherent, wide-ranging and practical account of the role of consent in biomedicine which will be valuable to readers working in a range of areas in bioethics, medicine and law
Probleme der internationalen Gerechtigkeit( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civic and cosmopolitan justice by Onora O'Neill( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wo men wei shen me bu zai xin ren by Onora O'Neill( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justice, gender, and international boundaries by Onora O'Neill( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Safe births : everybody's business : an independent inquiry into the safety of maternity services in England by Onora O'Neill( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethical theory : classical and contemporary readings by Louis P Pojman( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative and reader-friendly anthology will help you think through some of humanity's most persistent questions regarding right and wrong, good and bad. This anthology cuts through the confusion and delivers a clear and comprehensive selection of readings from classical and contemporary sources. Presented in a dynamic pro and con format, with detailed summaries of each argument, this comprehensive anthology allows you to watch the ethical debate unfold before your eyes
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Autonomy and trust in bioethics
Bounds of justiceThe sources of normativityConstructions of reason : explorations of Kant's practical philosophyTowards justice and virtue : a constructive account of practical reasoningA question of trustRethinking informed consent in bioethicsEthical theory : classical and contemporary readings
Alternative Names
Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve 1941-

Bengarve, ..., Baroness of, 1941-

Neill, Onora O', 1941-

Nell, Onora 1941-

O'Neill, Onora, Baroness of Bengarve, 1941-

O'Neill, Onora Sylvia 1941-

Onora O'Neill

Onora O'Neill, Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve britische Philosophin, Hochschullehrerin und Politikerin

Onora O'Neill, Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve British philosopher

Onora O'Neill, Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve Brits filosofe

Onora O'Neill, Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve philosophe britannique

Onora O'Neill britisk filosof

Onora O'Neill filósofa británica

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