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The University of Southampton
Lifelong Learning

Philosophy Cafe Event

Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Date:
1 October 2015
Venue:
John Hansard Gallery Highfield Campus

For more information regarding this event, please email Lifelong Learning at lifelonglearning@southampton.ac.uk .

Event details

'Mistakes about Motherhood'

Motherhood is revered as a state of almost saintly self-sacrifice. According to the popular picture, a mother is willing to do anything for her child and always puts her child first and her own needs last. But real mothers often fail to live up to this ideal and are harshly criticised for this. So might the way we talk about motherhood involve philosophical mistakes? And are these mistakes harmful to mothers?

Speaker information

Dr Fiona Woollard,Fiona Woollard joined Philosophy in September 2010. She completed her PhD at the University of Reading in 2008 and then held a temporary lectureship at the University of Sheffield for two years. She has research interests in normative ethics, applied ethics and the philosophy of sex and pregnancy.

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