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Speaking and Deceiving

Dixons Public Lecture 2004/05

Date: Tuesday 1 February 2005
Time: 6:30pm
: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Onora O'Neill, (Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve)
Chair: Howard Davies

JL Austin's well-known lectures How To Do Things With Words urged us to consider what we do when we speak, to focus on speech acts and not only on their content.  Yet his work has sparked little consideration of the ethics of speech acts.  This lecture argues that a focus on speech acts rather than content reveals wider, more challenging ethical issues that arise in communicating in an era of global information technologies and media conglomerates.

Onora O'Neill is principal of Newnham College, Cambridge.  She is a former member and chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and the Human Genetics Advisory Commission and chairs the Nuffield Foundation.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.  Entry is on a first come, first serve basis. 

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