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Lecture Series 2020

UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life

Public Lecture Series 2020  

We kicked off 2020 with a series of four lectures by philosophers from UCD Centre for Ethical in Public Life on ethical questions impacting personal, public and professional spheres. A fifth lecture was planned but cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The audio from these lectures are now being made available. Each lecture was around 40 minutes and followed by discussion (which was not recorded). 

Please click on a lecture for more information and a recording. 

Tuesday 4 February

Professor Brian O’Connor

Topic: Work and Idleness


Tuesday 11 February 

Professor Maeve Cooke

Topic: Ethics in the Age of Climate Change

Tuesday 18 February

Associate Professor Christopher Cowley

Topic: The Ethics of Ignorance and Carelessness

Tuesday 25 February

Professor Rowland Stout

Topic: The Role of Empathy in our Moral Life



Dr Silvia Panizza

Topic: Paying Attention

Contact the Centre for Ethics in Public Life (CEPL)

CEPL, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E: cepl@ucd.ie