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Philosophisches Kolloquium – Mittwochskolloquium


Dr. Stephen Gadsby, University of Antwerp: „Anorexia Nervosa: A Case Study in Pathological Desire“

Anorexia nervosa involves a desire for thinness that results in severe malnutrition and sometimes even death. These desires are often referred to as patho-logical. In this talk, Dr. Gadsby will discuss the ap-plicability and ethical implications of that label. He will first introduce the claim that pathological states must be related to forms of dysfunction. He will then outline the different factors that cause thinness de-sires in anorexia, their relationship to the concept of dysfunction, and the ethical implications that follow.

Studierende und Interessierte sind herzlich willkommen!

Zur Person:
Dr. Stephen Gadsby is a postdoc-toral fellow at the Centre for Philo-sophical Psychology, University of Antwerp. His research employs theoretical and empirical meth-ods to explore a range of topics within philosophy, psychology, and psychiatry.


22.05.2024, 18:30 Uhr - 20:00 Uhr
Institut für Philosophie
Ort: Gebäude 24.53, Raum 01.81