Heather Widdows is a British philosopher, specializing in applied ethics, currently the John Ferguson professor of Global Ethics and Deputy pro-vice-chancellor for research impact at the University of Birmingham.
I'm joined by Professor Heather Widdows to discuss beauty as an ethical ideal. We cover the benefits and costs of an increasingly globalized ideal of beauty, the limitations of current liberalism, and how to theorize shame and humiliation. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PoliticalPhilosophyPodcast Store: https://teespring.com/stores/political-philosophy-podcast
Heather Widdows is John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics and Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor Research at the University of Birmingham. In this episode we talk to Heather about beauty, choice, and... Philosophers’ work and philosophers’ lives, both inside and outside of philosophy. Brought to you by the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, LSE, and the Forum for Philosophy.
The pressure to conform to very limited beauty standards has (as today’s guest would say) an ethical side — if you don’t use this 12 step skin care regiment or get your yoga body toned or find the perfect selfie angle, then you are letting yourself down. You are letting yourself go. The line for what’s normal keeps moving until we are all now plucking, waxing, toning, not eating carbs, manicuring, injecting poison into our faces, without asking ourselves why or if we’re allowed to NOT do these things.  Jessa calls Heather Widdows, John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics at the University of Birmingham to discuss these ideas as well as her book, “Perfect Me: Beauty as an Ethical Ideal.” --- SUBSCRIBE to the #PublicIntellectual #Patreon page to access BONUS CONTENT, EARLY EPISODE RELEASES, SHOW NOTES, MERCH and more: www.Patreon.com/PublicIntellectual
The pressure to conform to very limited beauty standards has (as today’s guest would say) an ethical side — if you don’t use this 12 step skin care regiment or get your yoga body toned or find the perfect selfie angle, then you are letting yourself down. You are letting yourself go. The line for what’s normal keeps moving until we are all now plucking, waxing, toning, not eating carbs, manicuring, injecting poison into our faces, without asking ourselves why or if we’re allowed to NOT do these things. Jessa calls Heather Widdows, John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics at the University of Birmingham to discuss these ideas as well as her book, “Perfect Me: Beauty as an Ethical Ideal.”---SUBSCRIBE to the #PublicIntellectual #Patreon page to access BONUS CONTENT, EARLY EPISODE RELEASES, SHOW NOTES, MERCH and more: www.Patreon.com/PublicIntellectualPLEASE SUBSCRIBE AND RATE US on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/public-intellectual/
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Birthdate
Aug 29th, 1972
Episode Count
5
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
3 hours, 1 second
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