Disgust For Dummies -Anna Sedda

August 19, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Europe/London Timezone
New Town Theatre
96 George St
Edinburgh EH2 3DH
0844 477 1000

Anna Sedda-Disgust For Dummies

What do dirty floors and corruption in high places have in common? They are both revolting. The feeling of disgust evolved to protect us from contamination and harm, being it physical or moral. However, stigma is the price we pay for this protection. Are these disgust feelings an immovable reality or can we control them, and fight stigma? Is our moral compass regulated by the same mechanisms that prevent us from drinking expired milk? Can Anna Sedda (Heriot-Watt University) persuade you to accept what previously repulsed you?