More perfect, more happy?

A session at The Tickle Stick: The Importance of Happiness and How To Get It

Saturday 22nd November, 2014

12:00pm to 1:00pm (GMT)

Professor Widdows will consider whether and in what ways appearance and body image – being perfect – is connected to happiness. A current prevalent assumption is that those who are more perfect will be happier. Many women (and men) judge themselves and others on how much they ‘fit’ the dominant ideal, on how perfect they are, and their sense of self often follows from this. That being perfect connects to being happy is often assumed: ‘if I’m thinner, prettier, sexier s/he’ll love me more’ or ‘if I was ten pounds lighter, I’d be happier with myself and my life would go better’.

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Heather Widdows

John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics, Department of Philosophy, University of Birmngham

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Time 12:00pm1:00pm GMT

Date Sat 22nd November 2014


Conway Hall

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