Maggie O'Brien

Teaching Fellow

  • Philosophy
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room 4.02, Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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Maggie joined the Philosophy department in August 2017. She completed her PhD in philosophy at McMaster University in August 2016 and a Master of Studies in Law at the University of Toronto in August 2017. During her doctoral studies she was a visiting scholar at Oxford University.

Research summary

Philosophy of law, political philosophy, feminist philosophy, bioethics

Current research interests

The philosophical questions Maggie is most interested in are about how can we live together well. Currently, she is thinking and writing about: What do we owe each other in terms of candour when we advise or criticize or condemn? What are the limits of our obligations to candour and how do we maintain a balance among civility, integrity, and privacy? Recently she has begun writing about the #metoo and #shoutyourabortion campaigns and what these show us about women’s privacy.