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Philosophy Forum: The Injustice of Fat Stigma

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by skultety

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 (dwishon@olemiss.edu).  More information about future UM Philosophy Forum events can be found on the department calendar at www.philosophy.olemiss.edu.

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