Holbergprisen 2017


Onora O’Neill i samtale

fredag 9. juni 2017, kl. 18:00

Sal: Wergeland

Arrangør: Holbergprisen

Inngang: Gratis

Vinneren av Holbergprisen 2017 er filosofiprofessor Onora O’Neill. Hun får prisen for sin fremragende forskning, særlig innen moralsk og politisk filosofi. Hun utmerker seg også med sitt store samfunnsengasjement. Under Holberguken 2017 møter du henne i samtale med professor Camilla Serck-Hanssen.


The Holberg Conversation: «Trustworthiness before trust»

It is often claimed that trust has declined. But do we in fact have good evidence for this being the case? And is trust as a general kind of attitude, something we should aim at restoring? The aim of this conversation is to move the attention from trust to trustworthiness and to explore the ethical and epistemic standards for a justified and intelligent placing of trust. In doing so it will challenge the wide spread idea that trustworthiness can be improved by taking measures to strengthen accountability. Such measures often result in excessive time being spent on compliance and on documenting compliance, to the detriment of the very matters for which they are being held to account. It will also challenge the usefulness of transparency since the placing of material in the public domain without dialogue and communication, may in practice be inaccessible to many for whom it might be useful, unintelligible to some of those who find it and unassessable for many who can understand it.

The British philosopher Onora O’Neill is awarded the Holberg Prize 2017 for her influental work in the field of moral and political philosophy. She is particularly well known for her work on Kant, bioethics, human rights, trust and communication ethics. 

O’Neill will be joined in conversation by Camilla Serck-Hanssen, professor of philosophy at the University of Oslo, President of the Norwegian Kant Society and Vice President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.