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Disgust (the Forum)

25 March 2019, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Disgust is deceptively simple: physical repulsion to something revolting or potentially contagious. Behind this straightforward exterior, however, lies the ‘rich universe of the disgusting’ (William Ian Miller). Within this universe dwell questions about ugliness and beauty, the animal and the civilized, even life and death. In this event, we delve deep into disgust and the many ways it has shaped our thought, our art, and our sense of self.


Jo Applin
Reader in the History of Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Tina Chanter
Professor of Philosophy and Gender Studies, Kingston University
Sophie Russell
Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Surrey

Danielle Sands
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London


25 March 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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