Dr. Rekha Nath
University of Alabama
April 6th at 4:00-5:30 in Bryant Hall 200
“The Injustice of Fat Stigma”
“Fatness is pervasively stigmatized in our society. After discussing the nature of such stigma, I turn to the central inquiry of the paper: whether the stigmatization of fatness might be justified. In particular, I consider two lines of reasoning that might be advanced in defense of such stigma. I argue that, upon examination, neither argument provides a plausible basis for the stigmatization of fatness. Having exposed the faulty reasoning at play in these attempts to justify such stigma, I offer some reflections on the moral and practical implications of my analysis.”
The format of this event will be a workshop of Dr. Nath’s paper. Requests for an advance copy of the paper can be directed to Dr. Donovan Wishon (email@example.com). More information about future UM Philosophy Forum events can be found on the department calendar at www.philosophy.olemiss.edu.