The Vegan Movement: Too many Freaks and too few Circuses?

Pedersen David

  • 17 th August
    12:00 - 12:45

The vegan movement spans a very diverse segment of people. Yet, beyond simply sharing a set of self-imposed dietary guidelines, studies show a correlation between people of a plant-based lifestyle and mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety. There is evidence to support that this increased psychological sensitivity precedes people’s choice of going vegetarian or vegan, and so it is not simply an effect of choosing a lifestyle that potentially puts one at odds with large parts of mainstream society.

This talk will bring a positive perspective to this rather sad science, by arguing the following thesis: 

“It is the role of a healthy psyche, to uphold a positive self image. Moral progress, therefore, rarely comes from those with a healthy psyche.”

So, instead of seeing this increased sensitivity as an additional burden to people of the vegan movement, it might actually be a central cause of why this movement started to begin with. The presentation will further explore how properly harnessing and developing it, holds the promise of making the vegan movement reaching its’ full potential. 

Medical condition or superpower? You decide…

When: Saturday, 17 August, 2019, 12:00–12:45, Room: A.3

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