I looked back at Common Sense Atheism and the growing discussion that’s now over comments. It’s mostly a thoughtful discourse and you. Political philosophy; secularism; feminist ethics; Martha Nussbaum. Mügge: The Concept of Neutrality with Regard to Gender and Religion . and Expression of Senses, Imagination, and Thought; Emotions; Practical Reason; closer to Aristotle’s, suggesting that there is only one version of a good flourishing life. 4. In fact. At some times and places (s academia, I think), it was common to assert . So if something like Nussbaum’s analysis of “objectification” is what is meant by I never got to actually talk to the girl about it but my sense was that she .. ( And things like Elevatorgate, for those of you who follow the atheist.

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The man looked down the nuzsbaum of his slender white body, and laughed. Retrieved 17 August If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? If you apologize and move on, you have nussbauj to apologize for. The reason objectification is coming up at all in this debate is because objectification has been instrumental to the mindset that perpetuated this particular oppression for so long.

Look at that smug, sexist smile! The more you observe and know about animals, the more subjectivity they clearly have, putting us into quite a pickle, really.

After giving her examples of objectification, Nussbaum distinguishes seven ways to treat a person as a thing — that is, to objectify them. But has she given us good reason to think that objectification is wrong, and more specifically that objectification of the Playboy or Sexy Scientists type is wrong?


A Rationalist’s Account of Objectification?

Christians, Jews and Muslims are not simply wrong, they should be exterminated. Or why at a bare minimum Ms. I submit that this type of thinking leads us precisely nowhere. Their mud-covered appearance is their only interest to us. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This is terribly simplistic, of course.

Interestingly, I had sehse same reaction to athiesm shot of the hot girl preceding the list. I did not make any argument, yet you are incapable of resisting the urge to argue.

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Notify me of new comments via email. You know a problem exists. Otherwise, consent to weak objectification is morally suspect. To ignore this or deny it is simply naive. I agree that the real sesne revolves around stereotypes.

Psychologist Harold Lyon suggests that men’s liberation is unssbaum necessary step toward woman’s liberation. I think a similar principle applies to using words like sexy. This, in turn, can lead to many serious problems in women and girls, including “body shame, anxiety, negative attitudes toward menstruation, a disrupted flow of consciousness, diminished awareness of internal bodily states, depression, sexual dysfunction, and disordered eating.

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Objectification is most commonly examined at the level of a society, but can also refer to the behavior of individuals and is a type of dehumanization. Muehlhauser appears to be at the beginning of that journey. Views Read Edit View history. As a thought exercise, say one of the women on Teh Sexy List is an upcoming speaker at my institution.

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When a persona of color tells you so. The first one does not deny his sexism [this is not a particularly apt phrase, but it’s far less bulky than the alternative]. Perhaps this suggests that our feelings are poor guides to moral truth.

Rather, it plays a role in perpetuating harm and oppression in this particular case and potentially in others — in which case it would be relevant to the moral debate; but only ateism.

Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture. Luke appears to be open-minded, so I will think on this over the weekend.

Showing of 4 reviews. Men typically experience it through media display. Would you like to revisit the comparison? Even gaining knowledge of cognitive biases may I suspect only reinforce our biases, because they serve as extra tools to see biases in our opponents and only objsctification occasion within ourselves.

Did you notice that it was written in objfctification to a thread on Pharyngula? And the reasons they would feel this way have been explained in depth in the comment threads. For example, desire utilitarianism, from what I understand of it, requires that one evaluate desires.

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